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11-28-2007 12:21 PM
rrrtx
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Originally Posted by xenster
i started and rode on burton si's for a while. can't say they were absolutely garbage considering the level of snowboard tech at the time. the main problem is that it relies so much on the boot retaining it's stiffness in order to retain proper feedback (aka going toe-edge was sluggish or performed out of sheer luck by the end of the day)... that and the boots were heavy as hell. i tried the k2 cinch and had a hell of a time getting in/out of them. now i'm on flows and love em. they really are "set it and forget it".
lol that reminds me... we got one of those Set it and Forget it machines. In the instruction manual on the 1st page says "Do NOT set it and forget it"
11-28-2007 11:34 AM
xenster i started and rode on burton si's for a while. can't say they were absolutely garbage considering the level of snowboard tech at the time. the main problem is that it relies so much on the boot retaining it's stiffness in order to retain proper feedback (aka going toe-edge was sluggish or performed out of sheer luck by the end of the day)... that and the boots were heavy as hell. i tried the k2 cinch and had a hell of a time getting in/out of them. now i'm on flows and love em. they really are "set it and forget it".
11-28-2007 09:41 AM
Zodi
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Originally Posted by rightguard
Zodi.... that's very nice of you, but I don't really want Burton step ins, thanks again though.
I don't blame you, I don't want them either. I just can't bring myself to throw them away.

Try the Flows, that might work for her. I know many people that are very happy with them. At first it takes a little while to set them up but after that it should be like slipping your foot into a slipper, added bonus = no pressure points.
11-28-2007 08:36 AM
Dcp584 Who said anything about sitting down to strap in. you have one foot in when your on the lift once you get off just put your foot in the binding and strap it and go.
11-28-2007 03:05 AM
Freebird34 i used step ins a few times when i first started up. i wasnt good enough back then to tell the difference between the performance of the step ins and strap ins. but i do remember having a huge problem with ice getting caught up in the mechanism and i couldnt get clicked in at all. at the time i was only like 12-13 years old so it was a pain in the ass. i see no real advantage to step in bindings when i really think about it. i mean, why sacrifice performance and feel for maybe an extra 30 seconds of riding? it doesnt take that much time to sit down and strap up.
11-28-2007 12:16 AM
rightguard Zodi.... that's very nice of you, but I don't really want Burton step ins, thanks again though.

It's not that she can't do it, it's just that to make it as fun and easy for her that I can I usually do it.

Just thinking about my options.....

Thanks for all the input.
Aloha
11-27-2007 10:35 PM
st.stark I think it's mainly because you have to have matching boots, and people don't like being limited like that...
11-27-2007 03:02 PM
Dcp584 To me it sounds like she needs to learn to strap herself in. If she can't strap herself into regular strap and rachet bindings I think she'll have the same problem with the flows. The only sure fire way are the step ins but you have to find a set and the boots to make them work for her.
11-27-2007 02:32 PM
killclimbz Flows are pretty easy to adjust now. They have mini ratchets, making it fairly quick to set them if you need to. That should only be once or (to fine tune the first adjustment)twice for the day. Once the they are dialed you leave them alone. Slip on slip off. Pretty freakin' easy to use for sure.
11-27-2007 01:45 PM
lisevolution the strap on the flows lifts up as the highback declines so it make entry/exit really easy. Best option of looking for something quick and easy. And no you don't have to adjust the straps every time. They can be a bit of a pain or at least the old ones were in terms of dialing them in perfectly but once you do get it set right you don't have to touch them again.
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