|Topic Review (Newest First)|
|03-13-2014 11:37 AM|
|breamarie||I loved my cinches. I actually just ended up buying a traditional binding for the first time because it was the only one I liked the look of. Ended up with a white 2013 Salomon Absolute Premium binding. Should be here next week. It'll be an interesting change.|
|03-13-2014 11:35 AM|
|Todd2002||That about how many we usually do here too. A friend did 60 between snowshoe and silver creek a day. Tracked by alpine replay. Looking forward to getting the cinch CTX and see how they are.|
|03-13-2014 11:13 AM|
Originally Posted by Todd2002 View Post
|03-13-2014 06:22 AM|
|larrytbull||Usually 15 to 20 times a day I am at Poconos lots of short runs|
|03-13-2014 06:20 AM|
Really sore arms from strapping in with the k2 cinch? How many times are you getting in and out of the bindings in a given day ? Why I'm asking is that I have been looking at the k2 cinch CTX to go on my skunk ape.
I ride where the average run is between .5 and .7 of a mile. So that's a lot of runs in a given day.
|03-11-2014 01:38 PM|
Originally Posted by larrytbull View Post
|03-11-2014 01:35 PM|
Snowboard Binding Flow ISIS Women's Snowboarding Bindings for Girls.
White Flows, with the new Hybrid 2-piece straps, and the Active Strap functionality for easier in&out.
Think they're sold out on the Flow website, but maybe you can find them somewhere online or at retail.
|03-11-2014 12:07 PM|
Originally Posted by breamarie View Post
So if you search a few posts from me you ill find I have owned most of the easy entry bindings. Still own 2 of them
I own the k2 cinch ctx (2013) model
I own the flow nx2-SE (2014)model
I have owned and sent back (gnu Weird, GNU street)
as an owner already of the K2, you know the main drawback to that design.
1. weight (not issue for me as I am not a park rat)
2. The amount of effort to lock in the binding, my arms are sore after a day of pulling the back up.
if it were not for #2 This would be my go to binding.
The GNU models
the entry was easier than the k2, BUT, the highback when opened, the latch kept getting in the way on a pitch I constantly had to tilt entinre board to get in binding.
other issues i had with gnu
1. Street did not have canting
2. the toecap did not fit boot well, and there was only a way to move cap forward or backward, not up or down, so I was constantly fiddling to get boot in snug.
3. Cheap quality of build, the cables were plastic
the toe cap were cheap as well
The flow Binding
Flow quality of build is far and above the GNU. But on Par with K2 (K2 is a solid binding with quality components)
This is my go to binding. I have the hybrid toe cap, which give you the ability to strap in, as well as easy entry.
1. easiest of all the rear entryies to snap in
2. with nasty system easier to get a tighter fit, k2 opens higher, but does not lower as flat,
3. you can tweak this binding quite a bit, and very easy to do so
4. canting - with bad knees I will not ride without it
1. takes a day or so to dial it in once set use a sharpy to mark spots
2. the nx2 heel cup is narrow so you have to put boot in at a slight angle.
FWIW i use this on an Arbor formula board, so it pairs well with arbor
feel free to PM me with any other questions
|03-11-2014 11:08 AM|
I find the flow one piece so easy, and would just add, that as someone who suffers agony from having boots/straps too tight, that the single strap just works for me...
For me to be able to do anything with conventional bindings i have to have them tight, as do most people, which is where the problems start, numbness in my feet start in seconds...! And with the Flow single piece i can do exactly the same with a loose binding, meaning comfort for me...
I am not saying they suit everyone, but i have 3 sets, and find them very simple and very comfortable...
The downside, scrapping out the snow after getting off the lift, especially when lots of powder or on slushy days, but still have to do that with other bindings anyway, so i find no loss there...
|03-11-2014 11:04 AM|
|KIRKRIDER||Love my K2 Cinch CTX. I would buy the GNU ones with the "relax button"|
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