|Topic Review (Newest First)|
|02-28-2014 01:50 AM|
so here is my first impression about this binding after 4 days of full riding with Flow Suse Se.
first day: mount flow on my Burton channel, not a problem. Binding felt a lot of stiffer then my Burton EST custom. But after couple of hour a have to tight the screws again and again and .... again. So it is possible to mount it on Burton channel, but if >200lbs the EST is better option. So on this Burton board I end up with EST binding. The next two day I have ridden my old setup and borrow my friend Bataleon whatever 156 - and was fully decided to go to new shorter board.
i did a lot of research and end up with Rossi One Magtek 159. Mount the flow on it and this setup is king awesome. It is perfect. Spent last 3 days on the slope with this setup and have A LOT OF FUN. Board is lighter, it's shorter but still capable of charging. Riding switch no probs. Magna hold on ice and amptek(rocker and chamber in the middle) is forgiving when doing 180's and got bad landing. The binding is little bit hard to get off and to get in properly I have to hold first strap. This I will find out somehow. Overall, great setup. Currently I am thinking about changing my boot to stiffer one (nitro team), cause my Nitro Anthem are good but after a lot of wet spring session they are more like sneakers than snowboard boots :-). Funny, I wan to have new binding and end up with complete new gear. But so far it was totally worthy. And sizing is important! Don't go wide if you don't need to :-)
|02-03-2014 03:37 AM|
for size 11 are you using wide board?
I have tried the burton M size binding in some shop and it fits well but I decided to go to some "rear entry" binding. I have received flow suse-se, mount it, so far no test on the slope (just on the carpet), hop next weekend I go somewhere and write here some feedback.
first impression on flow suse-se: so many tunning options, but not a problem with centering on board. Fits boots well. Not so bulky as burton L size. What I missing about it is burton EST, it holds binding better, no unnecesery moving, and hope disk holds my weight (just 2 screews really close to each other comparing to burton EST which has mounting system from outside of the binding). But I will probably go to another board, with traditional 4x4 system, so this is just temporary.
|02-02-2014 11:46 PM|
|notfound||I ride Medium Cartels with a size 11 Burton boot. All I can say is it's a perfect fit. No toe overhang, no strap issues...|
|01-30-2014 12:26 AM|
|roleta||I did an order for flow suse-se size L. Hopefully next week I will able be to test it, then I let here know how it fits end etc.|
|01-29-2014 07:42 AM|
Originally Posted by roleta View Post
You can always try flow bindings, and get an adapter plate for the channel
|01-29-2014 06:13 AM|
wav, nice collection. How many days per year do you spend on the slopes?
but good news is that lady in the web shop manage to put nitro boots size 44 in flow suse-se size L without any problem so this is looking promising. Also I was told that attaching it to burton channel won't be problem anymore. I have attached some pics. What do you think?
|01-29-2014 02:10 AM|
The new Flow ratchets are almost as easy as normal ratchets to undo and get out when in deep snow. I say this as someone that has older Flows and has been stuck in deep snow in a creek with them.
My current set-ups. From the top, 2011 NXT-ATSE, 2013 NX2-SE, 2014 Fuse-SE.
The NX2-SE's are pretty stiff. They were too stiff for my Buck Ferton which is why I got the Fuse-SE's. I'm really liking the Fuse-SE's
|01-29-2014 12:51 AM|
many thanks for that experience transfer about the flow nx2-se. According to web pages that has got similar feature like fuse-se except fuse-se is softer (2,5 vs 3,5 from 5). I do like softer equipment. I remember once I was so fed up with snowboarding on icy condition that I have even considered to borrow a pair of ski(haven't been skiing for 15 years). Once I got ski boots on my feet I realize that skiing is not for me - i got feeling that I have fixation for broken legs :-) . Once I tried harder boots (9 from 10) and also that was not for me, so stiff ....
I probably go with flows bud never tried them before. Already have asked some on-line snowboard shop to do compatibility test with nitro boot. Center alignment on the board is crucial for me so waiting for reply from them.
Yesterday I have visited some local board shop. But they sell only Burton's stuff and they have no rear entry binding. Shame for them but I do understand that. Imagine combination of EST a flow - perfect setup - but that probably never gone happened. I have checked some burton malavila non EST binding in size M and they fit well my nitro boot. Straps were with screws on last position but it fits much better then L size and was plenty of space for straps to fit it. But they don't have any in EST version and there is difference with pedal, because on EST the pedal is one peace rubber or plastic and you can not extend it like in non EST version.
And probably I will go also for smaller, lighter, non wide board but first I wanna figure out the binding, but for sure not the burton.
|01-28-2014 07:49 PM|
Originally Posted by larrytbull View Post
|01-28-2014 06:54 PM|
|larrytbull||Both the K2 and the flow NX2 have the ability to ratchet in traditionally as well, so that is really a thing of the past, and to a certain extent the gnu's will as well (the Gnu's don't have ratchet on toecap)|
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