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12-06-2012 12:01 AM
snowklinger
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Originally Posted by Triple8Sol View Post
I'm embarrassed to admit the first set I snowboard bindings I bought myself were storm Switch. With stiffass Vans boots. Such crap.

I'd say try K2 or Gnu ones.
In 1994 those were about as good as the 2straps they had with cut up macdonalds trays for parts with that really shitty foam. Those were sweet for Mt High rental laps!

If it was in the last 10 years however, yea go ahead and slap yourself
12-05-2012 10:52 PM
Triple8Sol I'm embarrassed to admit the first set I snowboard bindings I bought myself were storm Switch. With stiffass Vans boots. Such crap.

I'd say try K2 or Gnu ones.
12-05-2012 05:58 PM
AAA I love my Trench Diggers, but you'd need to make the leap the hardboot darkside.
12-04-2012 06:33 PM
fuzebox
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Originally Posted by Donutz View Post
Flows and Cinch are more often described as "rear entry" or preferably "quick entry" since the first phrase just set some comedians off
Stopped me before I could start
12-04-2012 01:16 PM
zk0ot clickers. my vote
12-04-2012 01:15 PM
Rookie09
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Originally Posted by B-Line View Post
I see a lot of people using them. I also see a lot of manufacturers making them now that never made them before.

Previously it was just Flow. Then K2 started making them, even Gnu/Lib has gotten into the action.

The only people I really hear down talking step-ins are people who haven't ridden on them. But everyone who rides on them love them.

Granted, I'm not saying they are the highest performance. But in terms of comfort and ease of use, I've found they work great and hear it echo'd all the time from other step-in riders.

And if having a system that takes a notch out of performance but gives me an extra hour or two of pain free riding, I think it's a worthwhile trade off.

Anytime I've demo'd traditional snowboard bindings, I have a much less enjoyable day.
I see what you mean. I thought you were referring to the old click-in bindings that nobody uses. I totally misunderstood that. I know K2 has the Cinch, Gnu has the Fastec, and obviously the flows. They ride a little different than standard bindings but overall are still good. I'd still recommend Flow over any of those other brands if you're set on getting rear entry bindings. They've been at it longer and it seems like they're ironed out more of the problems compared to the other companies.
12-04-2012 01:08 PM
HoboMaster
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Originally Posted by Donutz View Post
I'm not positive about this, but we may be having terminology issues here. When you say "step ins", I wonder if some people are thinking of those click-in plate bindings. Flows and Cinch are more often described as "rear entry" or preferably "quick entry" since the first phrase just set some comedians off
Yes, the first thing that popped into my head were those god awful click-in bindings with no highbacks that I had when I was 10 .

If anyone still actually uses those, please unscrew them and proceed to throw them in the nearest trash can.
12-04-2012 01:05 PM
bseracka You're really talking about a rear entry binding. Step-ins/clickers are a totally different binding type and an utter failure made by Shimano, K2 and a few others..
12-04-2012 01:05 PM
Donutz I'm not positive about this, but we may be having terminology issues here. When you say "step ins", I wonder if some people are thinking of those click-in plate bindings. Flows and Cinch are more often described as "rear entry" or preferably "quick entry" since the first phrase just set some comedians off
12-04-2012 12:44 PM
B-Line
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Originally Posted by Oldman View Post
Go Flow
I know Flow's are popular especially cause they were the first to push the system. But when I was outfitting my board in 2010, the salesman really pushed me hard into the K2 instead of the Flow.
I love the K2. I know it's a binding I can re-buy. I'm just exploring other options.
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