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|04-19-2010 11:51 AM|
About strapping in standing up: i've done this for years and it always works: Face uphill, board at right angles to the fall line and in front of your free foot. Lift the board with your strapped-in foot and whack the heelside edge in the snow a few times to make a shallow groove or trench the length of your board. Then put your toe-side edge in the trench. You can now stand on your board and bend down and strap in your free foot. If you've dug the trench right, your board will be flat and stable, and present no problems with balance. It may take a little experimentation to get the trench right, but it sure ain't rocket science.
I'm considering changing to a Cinch binding anyway, just to make it faster.
|03-14-2010 06:24 PM|
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|03-14-2010 11:54 AM|
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|03-14-2010 11:46 AM|
Originally Posted by ready2shred View Post
|03-14-2010 11:41 AM|
I rode the Flows for 7 hours yesterday, here's my experience. I had adjusted them at home and spent quite a bit of time getting them just right. That was worthwhile as I only had to add a click or 2 more on a couple buckles. I had very little trouble getting into the Flows standing up, felt like I wrestled with the a bit more early on, and got much smoother after an hour or two.
Performance wise I felt like these were kinda vague feeling compared to the 2010 Ride EX's I ran last week. That feeling of vagueness wore off after a couple hours, they just feel different than strap-ins IMO. I suspect there is a little feedback you give up to run Flows, and even at my beginer level I could feel it. However, as the night progressed I got used to the feel and I don't think they were holding me back at all.
The comfort on these are superb, many Flow reviews talk about how the pressure is distributed accross the large top-strap, which IMO is very true. Absolutely no pressure points and I was boarding for 7 hours.
So at the end of the day, these bingings accomplished what I expected them to. Get in and out of them easily w/o having to sit down, all day comfort (more so than straps in my experience), and don't cost me much (if any) performance. If maximum performance was my main concern, I would likely look to some kind of strap binding, but for what I've got going on, I like these.
|03-13-2010 05:23 PM|
I've boarded a total of 8 years over the past 11 years. Granted I was a little one for the first 5 years (7-13), I still road enough to know a good amount about the different kinds of bindings.
I started with regular strap in bindings. Liked them, but didn't have the balance at first to really stand up and strap in. Then I moved into the craze of the strapless step ins. They were about the only ones that I never had to sit down to get in, however I would inevitably sit down when they would unlatch from my boot. Now I'm using K2 cinches. Very smooth to use, although sometimes I tighten my streps a little too tight and end up loosening them so I can lock the binding. Occasionally I end up sitting down simply because I loose my balance, but not often.
Long and drawn out: I guess what I'm saying is that Yes, balance has a lot to do with whether you need to sit down with any binding. However, step in's require less balance to "strap on" then regular strap ins. Experience also goes a long way too.
Also, about the plastic design of the Cinches: I wouldn't fret too much about them. Even though its plastic, its not chinsy plastic in the least. It honestly "feels" as strong as aluminium, even though it may not. Compared to my friends burton bindings, the plastic feels of a lot higher quality.
|03-13-2010 04:45 PM|
there is a company thank still makes click in bindings in japan
edit: the company is Yonex http://en.item.rakuten.com/juiceinc/10yn073-076/
|03-13-2010 04:31 PM|
Originally Posted by PassTheDutchie View Post
|03-13-2010 09:55 AM|
|MunkySpunk||Oh yeah, I forgot, you're the boarder that never falls.|
|03-13-2010 09:39 AM|
Originally Posted by MunkySpunk View Post
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