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01-18-2011 02:37 PM
Triple8Sol It's more your boots than the bindings. Maybe you should've gone SF45 though since it has a stiffer base and taller highback.
01-18-2011 10:27 AM
Leo I wish Flow had canted footbeds. Still more comfortable than traditional bindings with them.

If you want Flow, look at the NXT ATSE.

Flow NXT-ATSE Snowboard Bindings 2011

I use the slightly stiffer FSE.

Flow NXT-FSE Mens Snowboard Bindings 2011
01-18-2011 10:15 AM
outlyr Which Flow's would you recommend for bombing and jumping? I have bad ankles so I figure I should go with something medium-stiff. Canted footbeds would be nice too.
01-18-2011 09:56 AM
Leo
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Originally Posted by outlyr View Post
Have you ever had any problems with the reclining highbacks? Do you think the I-straps are an improvement over top-caps?
The only problem I've had with the highbacks is that it became unlocked once during a crash. It wasn't from a jump or anything though. I just lost my edge and slid down on my back head first. In the process of the slide, one of my highbacks caught ice patches and unlocked.

This only happened once and it didn't make anything worse. I was rather embarrassed though

To be frank, toe straps give you more response. I won't deny that. However, they aren't that much more responsive. I can do anything in my Flows that I can in my Bosses.

The biggest benefit of the Flows for me is the comfort. As comfortable as the Bosses are, they do not hold a candle to the comfort of my Flows. This is just an inherent problem with strap bindings. They cause pressure points. Flow doesn't. The cap evenly distributes the pressure.

If you have never used Flows, it does definitely take some time to get used to. If you want the cap to be tighter, you will have to learn techniques to kick in properly. My first time on Flow bindings, it took a day of adjusting to the feel and kicking in aspect. I can now tighten them down and still kick in very easily.

My Flows were my binding of choice for last season's test fest (demoed like 34 boards in 3 days) and I will be using them for this year's test fest.

Comfort > a little more response... Anytime of the day for me.
01-18-2011 09:43 AM
outlyr
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Originally Posted by Leo View Post
I have wondered this for the past couple of seasons. I swear, with how comfortable Flows are right now, with canted footbeds... Butta baby!
Have you ever had any problems with the reclining highbacks? Do you think the I-straps are an improvement over top-caps?
01-18-2011 07:57 AM
Leo
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Originally Posted by Nivek View Post
If you really want new bindings, Look at Ride Alpha's, and the higher end Flow Stuff. NXT. They are stiff and that big strap is really supportive. The day they put cant into their bindings I will convert 100%.
I have wondered this for the past couple of seasons. I swear, with how comfortable Flows are right now, with canted footbeds... Butta baby!
01-18-2011 06:58 AM
outlyr
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Originally Posted by Nivek View Post
Rolling your ankle has nothing to do with the highback. Straps at the most but really just the boot. the Deuce is a softer park boot and laces have give. TT30's are great bindings. Just get some stiffer boots if you're that worried, stiffer with BOA. Cables don't give.

Also on a landing that can torque your ankle, your just gonna torque your ankle. That's part of snowboarding, if you land wrong you're gonna hurt yourself.

If you really want new bindings, Look at Ride Alpha's, and the higher end Flow Stuff. NXT. They are stiff and that big strap is really supportive. The day they put cant into their bindings I will convert 100%.
Thanks Nivek, Ride Alpha's seem to be just what I am looking for. I suppose any binding with an Aluminum chassis will be stiffer than those made of composites. I'm a big fan of the canted footbeds as well, it's one of the reasons why I favor Malavita's over TT30's. I looked around for replacement/canted footbeds for my TT30's and haven't had any luck. Are they available or are there any options for converting existing, flats to canted footbeds?
01-17-2011 08:12 PM
svwannabe I have some Ride SPi's, i like them. Canted foot beds, super stiff and responsive
01-17-2011 06:39 PM
Nivek Rolling your ankle has nothing to do with the highback. Straps at the most but really just the boot. the Deuce is a softer park boot and laces have give. TT30's are great bindings. Just get some stiffer boots if you're that worried, stiffer with BOA. Cables don't give.

Also on a landing that can torque your ankle, your just gonna torque your ankle. That's part of snowboarding, if you land wrong you're gonna hurt yourself.

If you really want new bindings, Look at Ride Alpha's, and the higher end Flow Stuff. NXT. They are stiff and that big strap is really supportive. The day they put cant into their bindings I will convert 100%.
01-17-2011 07:41 AM
outlyr
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Originally Posted by TLN View Post
I think FR2 is uberstiff, and overkill, if he doesn't told anything about alpine style, carving, and etc..

@outlyr: look at Ride NRC, Ride Spi, Ride CAD. May be Nidecker 900, or union force mc(they don't cost $400, but with discounts). I got CAD's for $120 as new, and reeeealy happy with em(on an elevators) =)
Thanks, I'll check them out.
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