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Old 11-24-2008, 11:30 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I have never tried the lower end Flows but have heard a few times that the higher end products are easier to deal with then the lower end.
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Old 11-25-2008, 03:29 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I have never tried the lower end Flows but have heard a few times that the higher end products are easier to deal with then the lower end.
Yea, that's why I stressed I am not against Flow, I am just against this particular model. If I could go back i would have just bought some of the NXT's
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Old 11-25-2008, 09:59 AM   #13 (permalink)
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This is my first year on Flows and I would definately recomend the NXTs or higher. With that said it sounds like you've had more setup problems than binding problems. It took me really 2 solid days of boarding to get them dialed in. I had them too tight and couldn't get my highback up either. You don't have to have your boot molded into the board though for them to be comfortable. Once I loosened up my bindings the highback went off and on much easier. Also getting your foot in on the hill is just a matter of a new feeling or method. Rather than sitting down to put your bindings on dig the healside of your board into the snow and then step right onto the highback. Then kick your foot into the binding and snap it up. Once you're used to this and have your binding dialed in you'll find you can do it without even stopping.
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Old 11-25-2008, 03:20 PM   #14 (permalink)
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ha, well I don't need a shop to know what a binding should feel like I've been riding since I was 14 and I am now 29 so yea, I think I know how to set up a binding. My friend said the exact same thing, the bindings are just silly hard to get off at least from a seated position. Even when standing the sharp knobs poked the meat of the hand!

Good christ you are daft. Your years of riding seem to have stripped you of the ability to reason. If you try to remove flows while seated, you're going to be putting a shitload of pressure up against the back plate which in turn is going to make it damn near impossible to pop the latch free. Part of the reason they stay in place is that pressure on the back plate pulls the latch downward. Hence why their main selling point is the ability to remove them while standing. Also, try using your thumb to pop the latch. Always worked fine for me.

As for your ability to set up a binding, it's quite clear that you don't know how to set up a pair of flows. That's not a surprise or a big deal. They're radically different. Someone who spent 15 years building motorcycles isn't going to have the slightest idea how to build a laptop. Same idea applies here. Clearly, if you're having a hard time bringing the back plate UP to latch in, they aren't setup right. Someone with more experience using flows will know how to set them up better than you.
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Old 11-25-2008, 03:23 PM   #15 (permalink)
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It is easier to undo flows in a standing or a kneeling position. sitting or your butt to do up or undo Flows is not a good combination.
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Old 11-25-2008, 03:51 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Good christ you are daft. Your years of riding seem to have stripped you of the ability to reason. If you try to remove flows while seated, you're going to be putting a shitload of pressure up against the back plate which in turn is going to make it damn near impossible to pop the latch free. Part of the reason they stay in place is that pressure on the back plate pulls the latch downward. Hence why their main selling point is the ability to remove them while standing. Also, try using your thumb to pop the latch. Always worked fine for me.

As for your ability to set up a binding, it's quite clear that you don't know how to set up a pair of flows. That's not a surprise or a big deal. They're radically different. Someone who spent 15 years building motorcycles isn't going to have the slightest idea how to build a laptop. Same idea applies here. Clearly, if you're having a hard time bringing the back plate UP to latch in, they aren't setup right. Someone with more experience using flows will know how to set them up better than you.

1) Of course I was standing, Duh! 2 of us had these bindings it wasn't just me. The fact that you use the term "daft" says a lot.

2) yea like I didn't try 40 different ways to open the latch. It's not bad to open when standing, it is sharp and digs into your hand. I just spent 350 bucks on 2 sets of bindings, you think I wasn't trying everything to get them to work well? Its not like I picked these up for free!

I wrote a post on how I felt with the bindings after 3 days in a row of riding them.

You may think you are some kind of snowboarding intellectual, but let me break it to you...It is not rocket science to set up a binding. Did you even read what I wrote? I set them up long before we hit the hill.

On the hill they felt too tight.. going down a run and trying to loosen them, is just bad. I like adjust ability. I also wrote that in the end I could get into them quickly from the lift. I still wouldn't use this model again.
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Old 11-25-2008, 04:05 PM   #17 (permalink)
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the bindings are just silly hard to get off at least from a seated position
Tell me where that doesn't lead someone to believe you were trying to remove them while sitting.

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Now that shit is funny. As for my usage of the word daft, you're just jealous you didn't use it first. Daft is a fucking awesome word. It ranks right up there with douche dripping.
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I won't resort to name calling over a review, as tempting as it is to combine douche dripping and your mom. If you like them that's great for you, enjoy.

Anyways if you read the review, which you obviously didn't you'd see I commented on opening them while sitting and while standing. Sitting these are impossible to get out of. If you want to stop on the hill and remove your binding, its ridiculously hard.

To say you got these open with your thumb is an outright lie, there's no way in hell you'd get these things open with just your thumb standing or otherwise. Did you even ride a pair of these or are you just arguing for something to do.
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I won't resort to name calling over a review, as tempting as it is to combine douche dripping and your mom. If you like them that's great for you, enjoy.

Anyways if you read the review, which you obviously didn't you'd see I commented on opening them while sitting and while standing. Sitting these are impossible to get out of. If you want to stop on the hill and remove your binding, its ridiculously hard.

To say you got these open with your thumb is an outright lie, there's no way in hell you'd get these things open with just your thumb standing or otherwise. Did you even ride a pair of these or are you just arguing for something to do.

I've been riding flows for 4 years. And don't be so sensative. I wasn't calling you a douche dripping I was simply pointing out how awesome Daft was. And yes, Ive been using my thumg to pop them open for 4 years. Works just fine.
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Old 11-26-2008, 12:23 AM   #20 (permalink)
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A buddy of mine rides the older Flows and they are noticably easier to open than my newer ones. I think that was a common complaint with the older ones, that they would pop open from time to time. The lever on the back of my NXT's defintiley snap tight when locked. Again, I think is has to do with the quality of the cheaper Flows and that the mechanics on the upper end Flows are a little better and smoother.
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