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03-26-2014 08:41 AM
jwelsh83
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Originally Posted by Mustard View Post
Jwelsh83, what did you think of the RS? And what kind of riding do you mainly do? They were my second option after the GT. The AT has now been added to the list.
I'm an all mountain rider for the most part, not much park. The binding itself is a solid, pretty stiff binding. I prefer the fusion strap over the hybrid since I'm not totally sold with the hybrid when I tried the SE. I pair it with my Custom X or TRice Pro. Like I said, overall stiff ride but a comfortable binding itself. Of course, Flow's NASTY is nice, canted beds, etc...which are options that are pretty much standard for all the NX2 platforms other than selecting your prefered strap.
03-26-2014 02:09 AM
Mustard Jwelsh83, what did you think of the RS? And what kind of riding do you mainly do? They were my second option after the GT. The AT has now been added to the list.
03-25-2014 06:43 AM
Wiredsport
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Hey guys, first post...joined up purely for this thread! The only place that seems to have decent info and feedback on Flow.

I have ridden Flow for the last 15 years, my Flows were one of the first models to have the "triangle power strap".

So time to upgrade (long overdue) and looking at getting some 2014 NX2's to go with my new setup. I'm looking at a Libtech Phoenix or a Yes Basic board. I like to muck around in the park but probably spend more time on the slopes overall.

Tempted with the GT's but have read a lot of negative reviews about the toe strap. Having ridden the conventional flow strap for so long I am a bit hesitant to go the GT over the RS (which I think might be too stiff, even though it seems to be rated the same as the GT) or AT.

Any suggestions that might help my decision? Are there any tricks to prevent the issues with the toe strap on the GT?

Any help greatly appreciated!
For your mix of riding the NX2 AT or NX2 SE (if you want to go with a toe strap model) will be great choices. These are all well stiff enough for what you are looking to do.

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03-25-2014 06:41 AM
jwelsh83 If I was you, I'd wait for the 2015 models. The colorways kinda suck but you have a choice on what type of strap you get if you like the GT's, as someone previously stated. You can go with Flow's traditional fusion strap or the new hybrid strap with the toe cap. And the 2015's are coming with a new toe cap design. Being new to Flows, I didn't like this seasons toe cap. Never felt rigid and didn't like the stretch, webbing type design. I had the 2014 NX2 SE and sent them back and went with the red/black RS. The fusion strap felt better to me.
03-25-2014 06:31 AM
Mustard Hey guys, first post...joined up purely for this thread! The only place that seems to have decent info and feedback on Flow.

I have ridden Flow for the last 15 years, my Flows were one of the first models to have the "triangle power strap".

So time to upgrade (long overdue) and looking at getting some 2014 NX2's to go with my new setup. I'm looking at a Libtech Phoenix or a Yes Basic board. I like to muck around in the park but probably spend more time on the slopes overall.

Tempted with the GT's but have read a lot of negative reviews about the toe strap. Having ridden the conventional flow strap for so long I am a bit hesitant to go the GT over the RS (which I think might be too stiff, even though it seems to be rated the same as the GT) or AT.

Any suggestions that might help my decision? Are there any tricks to prevent the issues with the toe strap on the GT?

Any help greatly appreciated!
01-18-2014 08:04 AM
Wiredsport
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You guys from Wiredsport are great, thanks for all of the helpful threads.

So I'm looking to get into a newer model Flow that has the canted footbeds. I had meniscus surgery two days ago and I want to help take pressure off my knees in as many ways as I can. I currently have a set of 2012 NXT-FRX bindings on my 2013 LibTech Trice and am looking for suggestions from the NX2 line to replace them. I want to stay with the traditional Flow powerstrap so the stock options appear to be the RS and AT - although it appears that you can swap the powerstrap and newer hybrid strap across all of the NX2 models?

From what I've gathered the NXT-FRX = NX2-RS. My question is how does the AT compare in stiffness to my older FRX bindings? The AT would save me a few bucks but if I would regret it later I'd lay out the extra $ for the RS.

I never go into the park or hit features - more bombing groomers and hopefully pow at some point.
NX2 AT. There is very little difference in stiffness between the AT and RS. In fact, the models were so close in many aspects that the line has been reduced to only two NX2 shell options going forward (each will be offered with two strap options for a total of 4 combos). Please have a look at the video on the new thread we had started for details on that.
01-18-2014 07:56 AM
PalmerFreak You guys from Wiredsport are great, thanks for all of the helpful threads.

So I'm looking to get into a newer model Flow that has the canted footbeds. I had meniscus surgery two days ago and I want to help take pressure off my knees in as many ways as I can. I currently have a set of 2012 NXT-FRX bindings on my 2013 LibTech Trice and am looking for suggestions from the NX2 line to replace them. I want to stay with the traditional Flow powerstrap so the stock options appear to be the RS and AT - although it appears that you can swap the powerstrap and newer hybrid strap across all of the NX2 models?

From what I've gathered the NXT-FRX = NX2-RS. My question is how does the AT compare in stiffness to my older FRX bindings? The AT would save me a few bucks but if I would regret it later I'd lay out the extra $ for the RS.

I never go into the park or hit features - more bombing groomers and hopefully pow at some point.
01-04-2014 06:37 PM
stryderlis I just put in an order for the Fuse-GT from wiredsport to replace my GNU Mutants. These will be going on a 2013 NS Proto. Hoping to get them by next weekend so I can test them out when it warms up in MN. Got them in Large as I read my nike DK boots are really 9 boots with 8 liners.
11-16-2013 02:13 PM
Wiredsport Hi Al,

You sound like a great candidate for the NX2 AT. The RS is will be great if you are using more in the backcountry, but if you are still going to ride primarily park...it is a lot of binding.
11-16-2013 01:55 PM
BigAL I'm going back to flows this year. I have a weird pressure point near the little toe on the left foot, so 2 straps are out. I'm between Fuse RS, original RS, and the AT. I like my bindings stiff and I generally ride park but I will be exploring back country a lot more this season.
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