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Old 11-26-2008, 03:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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so i always like to start a review from day one and update as much as possible. i received my bindings at 3:18pm(according to ups tracking) from Valuesports.com. the reason the exact time is given is because i left for the hill at 3pm!!!wtffff cant ups come 18 minutes earlier, lol. well valuesports.com sells the cheapest closeout gear ive seen on the web hands down. sometimes there prices are better then whiskeymilitias...free shipping that takes forever though.
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so the package comes inside 2 different boxes lol, a tad excessive yet sorta funny. i finally make it to the flow box and open up, everything is there as expected, the bindings, manuals, screws, baseplate. take out the bindings first of course, they look fantastic so far. built solid and pretty light. the buckles are a nice improvement over the old ones im sure. the plate was aluminum with flows weird extreme holes. i screwed it onto the deck, and the screws seemed short, and ive read it in some reviews that they are short..i cant really tell though for sure? well i started adjusting and so far it seems good, almost too easy. im expecting to change some stuff around once i start riding them. well either way they feel good right now, the high back goes up with ease, boots slide all the way in with enough ease lol..

so i will update after day one...my next riding will probably be backyard rails and whatnot because i got to work all weekend....i will update asap though.

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Old 11-27-2008, 04:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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have you had a chance to get them out on the hill? did it take you awhile to get them adjusted? what kind of board do you have? i have a burton and thinking about flows, wanna make sure they will work.
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nope, no hill yet, been too busy with not enough money...hopefully monday i will hit the hill. today i was adjusting and i really think i got em perfect. this is my first pair of good bindings and its completely changed the feel of my board. i feel so much more connected to the board, i can really get it to flex much better now and pop much higher. ive never really thought of bindings to do something like that but they feel really good. its really easy to fix em to your boot imo.

first i adjusted them with my boots off to get a general idea of where the straps need to be. then i put my boots on and tried to straigten the strap onto the middle of the boot. there was quite a bit of play though which i didnt like, so i tightened the top first. the bottom buckles almost completely control how deep your foot goes into the binding, the top controls how tight they are on your foot. so i tightened up the bottom a tad bit, tightened the top. pretty much got it to where there was no play, but i can pull up the highback with no problems whatsoever. the highback angle is pretty high right now and it goes up and down no problem.
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sounds like youve got it all figured out. i think im gonna check on them right now, vaulesports right?
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yep, 120 shipped. took ordered it on a saturday received em next week monday, from cali to mich
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day one with the bindings went great. they are extremely comfortable, and easy. performance is up there with any high end 2 strap binding. heal side turning is stellar on these, and they have a nice amount of board feel.
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ok, so i sorta forgot about this but figured i would give a 30ish day update.

i may or may not have mentioned my stand on flows before these. i hated them. i decided to risk it when i got these because everyone claims they are way better now, well everyone was right. these bindings are amazing. they are light, flexible, and very responsive for park bindings. they have more then enough padding to stomp the biggest of airs. i have undone my straps numerous times and have no problem getting them back to perfect in no time. the plastic buckles have withstood thirty park filled and fall filled days, so they durable enough imo. flows customer service is great, i had replacement pods within 4 days. that was the only problem so far and it was expected before i bought them. i had them on a burton royale, which was nice, but when i strapped them to a true park board they took a much more parky feel, yet still responsive, especially heelside. the flow power triangle is no joke. unfortunatly they dont look as pretty anymore lol, they are beaten up. the paint scratches off the metal heel part of the highback easily, not that it matters.
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Are these 08' model NXT Fs bindings? Most of the new ones I see have metal buckles.

ALso, it says the 3-piece high back is modular. How does that work?

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Are these 08' model NXT Fs bindings? Most of the new ones I see have metal buckles.

ALso, it says the 3-piece high back is modular. How does that work?
these have the plastic buckles, the new ones do have metal. the plastic has worked fine for me though and there way lighter.

the highback can rotate and whatnot. it has 3 holes that you can put it, left right and center. theres a few different things you can do, i havent played around with it all to much though..
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Are the new buckles actually metal or are they plastic finished to look like metal? I remeber looking at the NXT-AT last year and thought they were still plastic.
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