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02-22-2015 05:04 PM
Boejoula As a brand new rider, going with Flow's Helios Focus boots and and Arbor Formula board, would the Fuse be good or should I poney up the cash for the NX2?

Also, fusion or hybrid. I know the only difference is the toe strap but I don't know what difference it makes on the mountain. Is it a mental thing or does one have a different performance than the other?
01-18-2015 02:54 PM
Ballistic_BW I rode flows for a couple years as they were super convenient while teaching. However, I no longer ride them off the bunny hill as they developed some serious issues over the 2 seasons i used them. They were the nxt-at's or something like that. The highest end they made that year.

Flow has a new pivot point on their bindings now that are supposed to fix a lot of the issues myself and some fellow flow riders ran into. I would follow the previous posters advice and buy the high end and make sure you get the newest style if you are set on flows.
01-18-2015 02:01 PM
Originally Posted by snowboardlt View Post
Regarding "ask's" gay quote above - some snowboarders are way too into fashion and pack mentality, bro, rather than performance and practicality. You can still sit down on the snow with your bros, but you won't be involved in the tedious old-fashioned task of cranking your bindings down while you do it.
Love 'em, and I don't care in the slightest that I'm not sitting on my ass in the snow, blocking everyone else, taking up space for ten I slide off the lift, strap in while still moving/standing up, and on my way down the mountain before the cool guys have cranked the first ratchet on their Burtons.

Something tells me that "gay" guy was being sarcastic, but sadly to say I've seen a lot of douche bags that actually feel that way. I would never go back to traditional bindings. The only word of advice I can give is don't get cheap Flows! The lower-end models are made of inferior materials and won't hold up. Go big or don't go.
01-18-2015 01:50 PM
larrytbull You will be fine with nx2 as low intermediate

I started with them as a beginner and they have been fine as I am moving up the ranks
01-18-2015 01:41 PM
Oldman Given where you are at in your snowboarding development, consider looking at the Fuse or Fuse GT. They have the NASTY and are a little softer than the NX2. The NX2's are noticeably stiffer.

Any of the Flow bindings from the Fuse up is a great choice.
01-18-2015 12:42 PM
Lewis I rented this year and started out on some Burton bindings which I just couldn't get into (given that they were rentals I'm not sure they were the best quality).

Last time I snowboarded I rented some Flow bindings and I loved them so I had to find another rental shop that had them.

I agree with previous comments that I like the feel of the binding over the whole of your foot which I think helps loads with confidence and feel.

Maybe its just Flow is what I learned on but I will be looking to get a set soon.

For those of you that NX2 - would you recommend them for a low intermediate that likes a responsive ride?


07-16-2014 10:32 PM
Originally Posted by Nivek View Post
There are two little flames on the toe side adjuster strap that you have to kinda yank the cam across. But the straps can be flipped. If you don't want to yank that hard find a Flow dealer and they'll do it for yah.

Add for the cracking where the bolt is, it just doesn't need that much torque to stay in place. Send Flow am email and they Mai just send you some new beds though. But remember, snug not tight.
Ahhhh, so that's the 'trick'. Many thanks. I guess after the screwdriver fiasco I wasn't prepared to yank any part of the bindings too hard.

Thanks for the help!
07-16-2014 09:52 PM
Nivek There are two little flanges on the toe side adjuster strap that you have to kinda yank the cam across. But the straps can be flipped. If you don't want to yank that hard find a Flow dealer and they'll do it for yah.

As for the cracked bed where the bolt is, it just doesn't need that much torque to stay in place. Send Flow am email and they may just send you some new beds though. But remember, snug not tight.
07-16-2014 04:31 PM
SnowMoose Hi Guys,

I got a pair of flow NX2 - GT's for christmas and as I'm looking at a melted whistler in 30 degree temperature I thought I'd give a brief synopsis:

Board: Bataleon Jam 162 cms

I like them! They are much better than the rear entry bindings from 'the other company' that I tried for a season.

The heel lays back flat so plenty of room to get in to. I can see why people migrate to flow the back set up is a little narrow.

Once dialed in (and I'm no expert so it takes awhile) they felt very good.

Things to look out for:

1) The mesh that you slide the top strap into is weak. Flow should go back to the solid version of this sleeve. The straps wants to stick up and when you tighten the strap, it catches on the little holes in the mesh and will tear it. A solid sleeve would help bend the strap around.

2)You screw the footbase onto the bottom part of the binding. This means 1 extra thing to do if you want to change stance angles. Also - the screw is going through plastic and it's not a wide piece of plastic and it doesn't take much to break it. - I broke mine the very first time I tightened it.

3) Whilst the highback folds down flat.....don't forget you then have to bend down to lift it into position! It isn't a problem for you fit guys riding duck stance but for us *ahem* with a bit of a belly and who ride alpine, it's a long stretch down. I have a pair of gloves that overhangs my fingers by about 1 cm and this little extra bit gets that damn highback to lift up.

4)Forward lean angle: I like it, but flow does say that using forward lean increases the difficulty of closing the binding. Makes it harder...but still not bad.

5) The toe straps DO NOT come off this model. Even on flow's website they show how you can take them off, flip, and re-attach to the opposite binding if you prefer. Not with these, they are fixed onto the binding.

Sounds like I should hate them...but I don't I just wanted to point out some things that may not be in their glossy brochures.

I'm no expert rider so I can't comment on how responsive they are to other bindings but they get me down and around whistler runs (including the odd black run - dave murray) nice and happily. I still get some numbness but I think it' a case of getting used to the fact they don't have to be tight!

I'm thinking of a pair of AT's to do away with the toe strap altogether and am interested when reading comments from people who have them.

So happy to get more flow's, hopefully they fix the odd thing they can mentioned above (esp the mesh and weak plastic screw hole).

Thanks and have a great day!
04-02-2014 10:13 AM
PowderManDan I bought FLOW FUSE AT and absolutely love them.

Fast, easy either via binding entry when in powder or via rear entry all other times.

Brilliantly responsive, I love the way you can pull the uni strap in one go over your toes before locking in and the pressure is even all over my foot.

Brilliant bindings.

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