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01-01-2017 03:35 PM
dexter
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Originally Posted by larrytbull View Post
call them for replacement ratchets
i would also ask for the new style toe caps. they are much better than the web version on your video

this is not my video, i have used video which was posted back in 2013 in this thread by one of members... so i dont have identical bindings, i have Flow Fuse 2016/2017, not hybrid, but ones with power strap. I used this video because my issue is same as his.
01-01-2017 03:25 PM
larrytbull
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Originally Posted by dexter View Post
yeah i know that, but like already said, that is not a big issue, just would prefere clean slide in from behind... bigger issue is other thing i mentioned - loose ratchet locks on lower part of bindings
call them for replacement ratchets
i would also ask for the new style toe caps. they are much better than the web version on your video

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01-01-2017 03:22 PM
dexter
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Originally Posted by larrytbull View Post
For the narrow heel, yes you can't slide in from rear flat, it's annoying. I also told them that. A few years back. You have to angle in by putting toe in after heel. If you look at their video you will see them doing that in the demo of how to use binding
yeah i know that, but like already said, that is not a big issue, just would prefere clean slide in from behind... bigger issue is other thing i mentioned - loose ratchet locks on lower part of bindings
01-01-2017 03:18 PM
larrytbull
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Originally Posted by dexter View Post
OK, so i didnt wanna open new thread since i found a lot of talk about FLOW issues here, so i have decided to put in my 2 cents...

I have recieved my first FLOW - FUSE 2016/2017 bindings 3 days ago and while i was really excited about these i found 2 issues straight away in few minutes after mounting them on my board and giving them a try within my apartment.

Issues im dealing with:

#1. Heal part is really narrow so boot can not just simply slide in from behind, but to be honest i dont even see that as a big thing (I have XL size bindings and 11.5 US size of boots - Ride Insano).

#2. Well this one is more anoying and it looks they didnt take care of it after being mentione so many times since 2013 or even sooner and that is locking system being loose and not staying in place, specially on bottom ratchets.

So i have new bindings and they have same looking issue as these which were posted like almoast 4 years ago...

Watch here to see what im talking about: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dppPWbwmICI

I did email seller and even flow directly and hope to get any answers soon, but i posted it anyway to see if anyone else is also dealing with this issue with newest FLOW's???


thanks for your answers
For the narrow heel, yes you can't slide in from rear flat, it's annoying. I also told them that. A few years back. You have to angle in by putting toe in after heel. If you look at their video you will see them doing that in the demo of how to use binding
01-01-2017 01:14 PM
dexter OK, so i didnt wanna open new thread since i found a lot of talk about FLOW issues here, so i have decided to put in my 2 cents...

I have recieved my first FLOW - FUSE 2016/2017 bindings 3 days ago and while i was really excited about these i found 2 issues straight away in few minutes after mounting them on my board and giving them a try within my apartment.

Issues im dealing with:

#1. Heal part is really narrow so boot can not just simply slide in from behind, but to be honest i dont even see that as a big thing (I have XL size bindings and 11.5 US size of boots - Ride Insano).

#2. Well this one is more anoying and it looks they didnt take care of it after being mentione so many times since 2013 or even sooner and that is locking system being loose and not staying in place, specially on bottom ratchets.

So i have new bindings and they have same looking issue as these which were posted like almoast 4 years ago...

Watch here to see what im talking about:

I did email seller and even flow directly and hope to get any answers soon, but i posted it anyway to see if anyone else is also dealing with this issue with newest FLOW's???


thanks for your answers
03-03-2014 05:31 PM
poinsy
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Originally Posted by solucien View Post
NX2-AT for sure! great overall binding, no hassle with toe-caps, and perfect for the riding that you describe. The RS if you have some extra money to burn; compared to the AT's it has a slightly stiffer top panel on the hiback (with Carbon inlay), the asymmetrical Fusion footstraps for more support, and some more OC-Kush dampening in the footbeds.
Great, thanks for that. I took the plunge last week and ordered the NX2-AT, so it does seem like I made the right choice. They arrive tomorrow Just need Austria to get a bit more snow.
03-03-2014 04:04 PM
solucien NX2-AT for sure! great overall binding, no hassle with toe-caps, and perfect for the riding that you describe. The RS if you have some extra money to burn; compared to the AT's it has a slightly stiffer top panel on the hiback (with Carbon inlay), the asymmetrical Fusion footstraps for more support, and some more OC-Kush dampening in the footbeds.


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Originally Posted by poinsy View Post
I have just spent the last 4 evenings reading all the posts in this thread

I go boarding with a bunch of skiers, so if I can avoid keeping them waiting, then it is a bonus. I am intermediate level, and do 99% mountain riding, any natural jumps or baby jumps on the park are a possibility for a bit of fun, but not of utmost importance. I have previously had Flow FL-11’s, Flow Pro-11FR’s and recently Union Force bindings. The Unions were good, but the toe-strap often slipped when capped. I live in the UK, so only get 1 or 2 weeks a year boarding, so want to maximise the fun when I do go. It looks like a choice between the NX2-AT/SE/GT/RS here in the UK. The AT/SE are £200 (approx. 333 US dollars), the GT/RS are £300 (approx. 500 US dollars), so a significant increase. I am still not sure if the NX2-SE or NX2-AT are right for me. I believe either would suffice, but, still have a few concerns about the toe-strap of the SE, based purely on the comments on this thread. I have size 9 Burton Ambush boots if that helps, which are extremely light, but very wide at the front (the reason I bought them) and would imagine I would want the large binding.

Any comments would be welcome, as I go to Austria in a few weeks.

Also, I would like to say huge thanks to Wiredsport, Solucien, John Doe, Slyder & Nivek for all your contributions here, it makes a big difference to those of us on a limited budget or limited snow. John Doe and Slyder especially, not just for your sheer persistence, but hopefully you have helped to make the 2014/15 product better for all of us
03-01-2014 11:01 AM
Wiredsport
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Originally Posted by jibesy View Post
Hi wiredsport, I've read through this thread several times and I wonder if you could clear something up for me as you seem to know these bindings in and out.

Is the difference between the NX2-RS and GT basically just the strap? I noticed in pictures the carbon mesh in the RS modback looks more dense, does that make a huge difference? Is the stiffness essentially the same or is the RS really that much stiffer? And do they weigh the same?

Cheers
Hi,

The biggest difference is the Hybrid Strap (with toe cap) on the GT vs. the "traditional" flow strap on the RS. Next year the two bindings will be merged into the GT only and it will be offered with Hybrid or trad strap.

The top (1/3) of the modback is different and the configuration of the OC Cush on the base is different but in reality those have only a very minor nuance difference in feel and performance (which is why they were merged for next season).
03-01-2014 10:16 AM
jibesy Hi wiredsport, I've read through this thread several times and I wonder if you could clear something up for me as you seem to know these bindings in and out.

Is the difference between the NX2-RS and GT basically just the strap? I noticed in pictures the carbon mesh in the RS modback looks more dense, does that make a huge difference? Is the stiffness essentially the same or is the RS really that much stiffer? And do they weigh the same?

Cheers
02-28-2014 07:42 PM
poinsy I have just spent the last 4 evenings reading all the posts in this thread.

I go boarding with a bunch of skiers, so if I can avoid keeping them waiting, then it is a bonus. I am intermediate level, and do 99% mountain riding, any natural jumps or baby jumps on the park are a possibility for a bit of fun, but not of utmost importance. I have previously had Flow FL-11’s, Flow Pro-11FR’s and recently Union Force bindings. The Unions were good, but the toe-strap often slipped when capped. I live in the UK, so only get 1 or 2 weeks a year boarding, so want to maximise the fun when I do go. It looks like a choice between the NX2-AT/SE/GT/RS here in the UK. The AT/SE are £200 (approx. 333 US dollars), the GT/RS are £300 (approx. 500 US dollars), so a significant increase. I am still not sure if the NX2-SE or NX2-AT are right for me. I believe either would suffice, but, still have a few concerns about the toe-strap of the SE, based purely on the comments on this thread. I have size 9 Burton Ambush boots if that helps, which are extremely light, but very wide at the front (the reason I bought them) and would imagine I would want the large binding.

Any comments would be welcome, as I go to Austria in a few weeks.

Also, I would like to say huge thanks to Wiredsport, Solucien, John Doe, Slyder & Nivek for all your contributions here, it makes a big difference to those of us on a limited budget or limited snow. John Doe and Slyder especially, not just for your sheer persistence, but hopefully you have helped to make the 2014 product better for all of us.
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