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02-10-2011 12:45 AM
phile00
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Originally Posted by agfracing View Post
How is it that this post is looking dealing with ratchets mainly and NO ONE has mentionewd burton yet? In my opinion they have, hands down the smoothest binding systems out there. The ratchets never come loose unless you want them to, and they can be undone in no time flat. Check out the burton custom binding. You cant go wrong
Gotta agree. Burton ratchets are the smoothest I've ever used.
02-09-2011 11:24 PM
agfracing How is it that this post is looking dealing with ratchets mainly and NO ONE has mentionewd burton yet? In my opinion they have, hands down the smoothest binding systems out there. The ratchets never come loose unless you want them to, and they can be undone in no time flat. Check out the burton custom binding. You cant go wrong
02-09-2011 11:17 PM
phile00
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Originally Posted by HappyFace View Post
That button is pretty difficult to depress. You have to give it the right pressure to unlock it. Its even more difficult to depress if the strap is on really tight. I found that out with use. I don't see how you could depress that button unless someone hit you and they happen to hit that exact spot on your binding.

that was a nice feature though for long trips up the mountain on chair lifts.
They look pretty sweet. Does the toe cap move around when you unstrap?
02-09-2011 10:13 PM
HappyFace That button is pretty difficult to depress. You have to give it the right pressure to unlock it. Its even more difficult to depress if the strap is on really tight. I found that out with use. I don't see how you could depress that button unless someone hit you and they happen to hit that exact spot on your binding.

that was a nice feature though for long trips up the mountain on chair lifts.
02-09-2011 10:52 AM
phile00 I've found that most of the people who have problems with flow bindings simply don't know how to set them up properly.

Btw, regarding the Fastec... since there's a button that auto-releases the ankle strap, could that be potentially dangerous if it got depressed in an accident? With traditional bindings, if you were to hit the strap area it would be rare to pop off a strap because you'd have to pull against, and with flows you'd have to fall in a way that pulled the high back downward. With the fastec it looks like if the button got pressed you could come kind of loose and maybe twist your ankle. I guess it would be inconvenient, but it would make more sense for that release to be on the inside of the ankle which would reduce the likeliness of the button to get depressed in a fall. Thoughts?
02-08-2011 09:21 PM
HappyFace Just went bunny hill riding for 6 hours testing out my new evil twin 157 with the same agro bindings. Just to repeat the toe wraps on these things still suck. It came un done once and no matter how hard I try to push it in it won't. My foot is not locked in with the toe straps and likely 90 percent with the ankle strap. I hope they replace them with bukles and can replace mine as well. I still have pretty good control but for the price I paid they should be perfect. Retail for 320 Canadian.
02-08-2011 06:58 PM
KIRKRIDER
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Originally Posted by lisevolution View Post
I'm expecting the set-up time to be longer on any of the quick in/out bindings anyway so that doesn't really bother me. I just don't want to deal with a complicated mechanism like the Cinch's which are just overly complicated for something that shouldn't be. So as far as getting in/out of the Fastec's, from what I understand it's not like the Flows where it's just put your foot in and flip the highback up and lock it in. It seems like you also have to undo the ankle strap as well. Am I correct on that?
You have to set them up the first time (at home), on the runs you just pull the highback up and go. Total time 6 seconds.
They are not heavier than a pair of Cartel.
In powder you use them as a traditional strap binding.
02-08-2011 01:11 AM
HappyFace Just wanted to add my 2 cents to the forum as it has been very helpful in me making my first purchases for a board. I have a bataleon Evil twin BTW

Binding: GNU agro ( I wanted flows initially but could never make it out to the vendor who had it) (Flows will be my next bindings)

Tested it out on one day at the mountains: In general - a quick entry binding like the flows or gnu whatever you may choose is worth the money (And if you argue they won't last long. Everything eventually breaks and I figure most boarders here have 2 or 3 boards with 2 or 3 bindings. My local shop has not seen one come back broken so I would assume the issue of breakage is not an issue.)

Getting off the lift and riding off in less than 20 seconds was an awesome feeling while everyone else is on their ass strapping in.

The cushioning was good.

Problems: The bindings do have alot of parts so adjusting is more time consuming. The plastic parts suck.

The toe wrap is very hard and does not conform to the boot and adjustment buckles are 'locks' and do not really slide far enough in to lock the boot in. Lastly the material is very noisy (creaks) against leather.

Lastly (The agro's and mutant are the same binding but costs 30 dollars more. For an environmentally friendly binding, the consumer is stuck paying for their 'green' initiative. Terrible idea in my mind.

Aside from those issues, when set properly the binding is very secure and responsive.
08-27-2010 07:17 AM
Leo
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Originally Posted by lisevolution View Post
Yeah I think I'm going to try and find a pair of these for the upcoming season. I'm always open to new tech and uniqueness on the mountain when possible. The problem Leo is that they aren't that widely available as far as I can tell. I've already spoke to 2 shops that cary Gnu equipment and both told me they would have to special order me a set if I really wanted them. Not sure I want to do that when I can have a hands-on with the Autos or Flows...
Yea, I'm with you. Ever since Flows, I'm fascinated with quick strap bindings. Haven't tried the cinches yet (never interested me since they are like a Flow knock-off), but I have tried and love the Autos. Well, the 2011 Autos and their "Labia Lips."
08-26-2010 09:22 PM
Cavman Contact SP Fastec or Gnu and find out who their distributors are.

I am lucky that my favourite boarding shop is also the national importer and distributor in Australia.
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