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post #11 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-17-2008, 10:03 PM
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Just a word to you about peoples opinions and Flows. I've found that over the years 90% of the people that hate on it are unwarranted at all, they've never used it, didn't like the concept of it, or had a friend of a friend of a friends shop guys kid brother have a problem with it. Take it for what its worth.


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for what its worth.... i do not flow.

for sure this might have started out on preconceived ideas based on ignorance.... but i have tried them and i found that the need to 'dial them in perfectly' was a problem.

depending on the day, the conditions, my mood, the extent to which i want myself strapped in varies.... and so for me, i prefer the strappy strappy ratchet way.

others disagree and that is fine. as with most things, there is no right or wrong way (even if they do look like dog shoes!)

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ive tryed flow bindings ive tried rides quick binding system and k2s and honesyly i still just love the classic two bindings two seperate straps because i would never by bindings because their easy to get into but if you like the feel of flows get them
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flows blow atleast for me...went back to traditional straps after dicking with them for a season ....pain in the bum on pow days not worth the trouble..in my opinion.

I like the concept of no strap pressure but it did not pan out for me...original flows were on the heavy side too.

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I really liked my Flows. Been thru 3 different models over about 8 years. Two seasons ago, I rode the toe strap bindings and switched back to strap bindings(FLUX). I love that toe strap, really holds the toes down and the heal anchored in the back of the binding.

That said, Flow makes a quality product and I can't say a bad thing about them. My lady rides Flow's and they are perfect for her. She has a bad back, so Flows are perfect for her, she doesn't have to bend over so far to strap in. As a beginner she never had to sit down and strap in.

It's all about tastes. What works best for you, only you can decide. I've been riding forever now and the equipment has changed a lot. Just get on the hill and try everything you can get your hands on.

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has anyone seen the New Contrabands by Ride?
Frankly they look sick but i wonder if they can perform...
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but i have tried them and i found that the need to 'dial them in perfectly' was a problem.
This was a huge complaint by a lot of people but they now have a ratchet system on the power strap which drastically reduces the time it takes to dial them in. Some bindings have the ratchets on 2 of the 4 ladders and some, like my NXT ATs, have a ratchet on all 4 ladders. Flow does seems to have a love'em or hate'em relationship with snowboarders but I ride Flows on my Mountain Cruiser and Rome 390's on my park board and love them both.

They have also created an "I" shaped powerstrap for some of their bindings which also reduces the "Dog Shoe" look.

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the more pure and better I feel about snowboarding.- Craig Kelly
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has anyone seen the New Contrabands by Ride?
Frankly they look sick but i wonder if they can perform...
It needs a LOT of work.


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Anyone try Flow's Minx?
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The only thing that's good about flow ins is the convenience factor. That really doesn't count for much when you're boarding with a bunch of friends who all have strap ins because you'll still have to wait for them when you're ready.
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