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03-18-2011 02:23 PM
v-verb
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Originally Posted by Wiredsport View Post
Hi Ali,

First off, I am not sure where you bought these, but let me say that I will take care of your Flow warranty for you, just email and send them back to us. We will replace them.

2nd, something is very wrong with the fit or setup here. We should get to the bottom of what that might be before we get you a replacement. Could you post a picture of the problem and possibly describe this a bit more.

Thanks.
Very classy Wiredsport!

Can't ask for anything more that that - Kudos!
03-18-2011 10:43 AM
Wiredsport
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Originally Posted by AliCatt View Post
I'm 5'6" and 140 lbs. I'm using mens size 10 boots but a) they're too big for me and b) my bindings broke one of them in the same fall that they got broken, so I'll probably getting new ones anyway.

Thanks for the suggestions everyone--I'll look into them, and I want something really good that will last me forever, I'll put like all my money down for this. :P

And yeah, these bindings are trashed. I never really liked them to begin with so I'm probably not going to go with Flow unless it's got amazing reviews. As for gender differences, I haven't really decided yet...
Hi Ali,

First off, I am not sure where you bought these, but let me say that I will take care of your Flow warranty for you, just email and send them back to us. We will replace them.

2nd, something is very wrong with the fit or setup here. We should get to the bottom of what that might be before we get you a replacement. Could you post a picture of the problem and possibly describe this a bit more.

Thanks.
03-16-2011 05:27 PM
v-verb Good luck with the search, but FWIW and I expect Nivek to slam this answer, I rode 2 days at Mt Tremblant in Quebec. Probably 9 times higher than my usual hill, and the GNU Street Fastecs were excellent! No probs at all, lots of control - easy on and off.

I was very impressed with the bindings - wish I had had them when I started riding.

Cheers

nigel
03-09-2011 04:30 PM
AliCatt
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Originally Posted by v-verb View Post
Cool makes sense. But say if certain women have the same boot size and weight couldn't men's bindings work as well?

So if I'm 5'10" and 170lbs and mens size 10 boots, couldn't a woman with similar stats wear men's boots?
I'm 5'6" and 140 lbs. I'm using mens size 10 boots but a) they're too big for me and b) my bindings broke one of them in the same fall that they got broken, so I'll probably getting new ones anyway.

Thanks for the suggestions everyone--I'll look into them, and I want something really good that will last me forever, I'll put like all my money down for this. :P

And yeah, these bindings are trashed. I never really liked them to begin with so I'm probably not going to go with Flow unless it's got amazing reviews. As for gender differences, I haven't really decided yet...
03-09-2011 02:58 PM
StarCommand
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Originally Posted by v-verb View Post
Cool makes sense. But say if certain women have the same boot size and weight couldn't men's bindings work as well?

So if I'm 5'10" and 170lbs and mens size 10 boots, couldn't a woman with similar stats wear men's boots?
I suppose. That would be a woman with size 12 feet. And she's probably playing basketball, not snowboarding.

Or paddling the Amazon in her sneakers.

I bought men's medium bindings and they were too wide (size 8.5 boot). I would need smalls, and those are really hard to find because there aren't a lot of dudes who are rocking a size 5-6 foot.

Regardless, women's calves are shaped differently. Doesn't matter if she's built like you.
03-09-2011 09:04 AM
v-verb
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Originally Posted by Leo View Post
Just caught this part of your post. You are very wrong here. There are a lot of differences between male and female bindings.

Mens bindings have a higher highback. Mens bindings also run wider. Mens bindings are stiffer than their female counterparts.

Both mens and womens bindings can be horrible crap or durable super duper goober bindings.
Cool makes sense. But say if certain women have the same boot size and weight couldn't men's bindings work as well?

So if I'm 5'10" and 170lbs and mens size 10 boots, couldn't a woman with similar stats wear men's boots?
03-09-2011 07:36 AM
Leo
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Originally Posted by v-verb View Post
And sure why not get men's bindings? Doesn't really make a difference but mens may be tougher.

Good luck!

nigel
Just caught this part of your post. You are very wrong here. There are a lot of differences between male and female bindings.

Mens bindings have a higher highback. Mens bindings also run wider. Mens bindings are stiffer than their female counterparts.

Both mens and womens bindings can be horrible crap or durable super duper goober bindings.
03-09-2011 07:30 AM
v-verb
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Originally Posted by StarCommand View Post
I have been riding the shit out this years Burton Lexas, and they are holding up well. They are much improved from previous years. I own Escapades from a year or two ago, and they are shit. The toe cap slips off. The Lexas have been incredible. No slippage. And I have had such a terrible time with Burton bindings that to suggest them, they'd have to do everything short of fucking me AND buying me dinner.
LOL!!!!! You've got a way with words!!!
03-09-2011 01:11 AM
StarCommand I have been riding the shit out this years Burton Lexas, and they are holding up well. They are much improved from previous years. I own Escapades from a year or two ago, and they are shit. The toe cap slips off. The Lexas have been incredible. No slippage. And I have had such a terrible time with Burton bindings that to suggest them, they'd have to do everything short of fucking me AND buying me dinner.
03-09-2011 12:32 AM
lilfoot1598 Durable bindings:
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