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My buddy and I saw some guy at a local hill who had a traditional binding on his front foot and a Flow binding on his back foot only. Since we have opposite stances (I'm goofy he's reg) we were thinking of going 1/2 on a pair and each having only our rear foot in a Flow. I've read most of the threads around here about step in bindings but haven't seen any like this. We want to just be able to step in and latch right off of the lift without stopping.

Does any one have any experience trying this type of set up? I have read many people feel step-in bindings sacrifice stability for convenience, but with the front foot (the more important foot?) anchored tightly might this be the best of both worlds? You thoughts and comments please..
 

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Wow! Interesting idea. Only one way to find out... watch someone else kill themselves. :D
 

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go ahead and try it, only you would know the answer. If you do like the way they feel and you have fun so be it.
 

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If you survive the ridicule , you'll probably survive two different bindings. I've ridden with a Contraband in the front and a Cinch in the rear and survived a weekend.
 

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If you survive the ridicule , you'll probably survive two different bindings. I've ridden with a Contraband in the front and a Cinch in the rear and survived a weekend.
Two entirely different flexing bindings, two different weights, fuck are you people just retarded? Seriously this is so dumb why can't you just fathom that?

There is a reason bindings are built as mirror twins of each other. When you change the weight distribution you throw off your bodies anatomical equilibrium.

Is it so hard to stand up bend down, put two straps on, and then ride away?
 

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For whatever reason some people just don't want to use traditional straps. Whether it is the price, speed, extra weight, looking to die in deep powder :sarcasm: ,or their bro tells them to get it, we may never know. Unless you are a binding manufacture or a kid in school doing a survey, it is probably a waste of energy trying to understand why people want non traditional straps, they just do. Even though it is easy enough to strap in in 15 second, I would say that most weekend riders don't, or haven't learned to do it.
 

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Oh I get that. A huge factor is older and/or heavier riders; especially guys with a beer gut. It's a huge pain for them to bend over and strap in and a bigger pain to sit and strap in. Also, many people just find Flows more comfortable on their feet. There are plenty of very legitimate reasons that rear entry bindings are popular. I personally don't like them but I get why others do. What doesn't make sense to me is the idea of using a Flow on the rear foot simply to save time strapping in. Just go for a set of Flows so you are not wigging out board performance to save 5 seconds.
Hey! It's not that hard, I just hold my breath and then try not to pass out! :giggle:
Actually I'm a little baffled by all the KIDS that sit down to strap in. I don't get that.
 

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Two entirely different flexing bindings, two different weights, fuck are you people just retarded? Seriously this is so dumb why can't you just fathom that?

There is a reason bindings are built as mirror twins of each other. When you change the weight distribution you throw off your bodies anatomical equilibrium.

Is it so hard to stand up bend down, put two straps on, and then ride away?
You really need to wait until after you've had your morning coffee before posting. Jeez.

Not disagreeing with your main points, but if the guy's going to volunteer to try it, how is it different from a Jackass movie?
 

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I wonder if length of runs has an effect too. I can do Mystery on Seymour in 3.5 minutes if I bomb it. On something like Whistler with 20-30 minute runs, getting in and out of bindings quickly and conveniently might not be as important.
 

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I wonder if length of runs has an effect too. I can do Mystery on Seymour in 3.5 minutes if I bomb it. On something like Whistler with 20-30 minute runs, getting in and out of bindings quickly and conveniently might not be as important.
This is the reason I bought Flow bindings. I can bomb my hill in about 1 minute and I started riding with my kids who were just learing on the bunny hill. It felt like I was strapping in about 100 times a day.

Ultimately I hated them and sold the Flows. After going back to my Ride bindings and strapping in that many times a day, I could strap in to traditional bindings nearly as fast as rear entry anyway. I could strap in as I was starting to ride down the hill. I probably strapped in more this year than I have the previous 8 years of riding combined.

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Oh I get that. A huge factor is older and/or heavier riders; especially guys with a beer gut. It's a huge pain for them to bend over and strap in and a bigger pain to sit and strap in.
Got such a friend who swears by his Clickers, although his boots are very old and must be long worn out. Now I know why :giggle:
 

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Ultimately I hated them and sold the Flows. After going back to my Ride bindings and strapping in that many times a day, I could strap in to traditional bindings nearly as fast as rear entry anyway. I could strap in as I was starting to ride down the hill. I probably strapped in more this year than I have the previous 8 years of riding combined.
When I get my Proto HD (waiting, waiting, waiting...) I'll be putting my new Targas on it, simply because I'll be spending more time hoofing it in the park. I may get to that point with the strap-ons er strap-ins as well. :)
 

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Got such a friend who swears by his Clickers, although his boots are very old and must be long worn out. Now I know why :giggle:
Ugh I've one of those, too.

Although he's not exceptionally old or heavy and doesn't have (that much) of a beer gut.

I think he's just lazy. Perhaps also stubbornly clinging to what he's accustomed.

The closest I got him to try "change" was a pair of Flows on a rental board. He's never ridden traditional strap bindings.
 

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LOL! I still have a set of clickers and boots in a box in the garage.

I like my flows A: because I am old and Lazy.
B: Albeit not from drinking beer, I have a bit too much belly.
C: I find them to work well for my needs. They're Comfortable and they hold me on the board!
:yahoo:

FWIW Breck was damn nice on 4-20 in this Indiana resident's opinion.
 

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I would agree with the trend of not using two different bindings, but from the look of Flows new line of bindings, they have really stepped their game up and make a solid product now. If you think flows will get you from lift to heading down faster, just get a set of em. If the pros can use backdoor bindings, they should be good enough for us!
 

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Damn, you guys are really hazing BA for his saltiness, which has always been a highlight of the site for me. He's just not even gonna bother pretty soon...

Seriously, what weekend warrior 3 day a year tourist doesn't wanna be included in the "in" gang with people who actually make it their life to ride. Isn't that something of what this website provides? Coddling is not really part of the sport for us.

It just seems we've gone way over to kiddie gloves and censorship trying to make sure everyone on the intwebz don't get their precious feelers hurt. I've gotten pissed off and gnar with people around here before too and even discussed it with admins(just saying I'm not impervious to the issues).

Not harshing you guys, you know I love this place, but c'mon....homeboy tells interwebz "stupid idea is fucking stupid"(which in case you haven't noticed is his MO and actual LIVELIHOOD). Not only is the initial statement made in the best interest of the OP, but also is made for others to read later, for the good of all snowboarding(point being response is to the point and helpful regardless of rough delivery).

IMO honestly the OP is lucky to have gotten input from the person with just about the most experience you can get over a wide variety of gear.

Yea I realize it sounds like a suck off BA post, but I felt the same way a few weeks /months ago when it happened with Shred. These guys have stuck around thru some fallout and their participation around here is important to me(and I doubt I'm alone).

1. no I am not starting a war, I really love you all but jeez....seems like chill pills all around maybe....

2. either way the issue at hand is pretty lol and even if the OP and his buddy do it, it will be them alone... I think the "good" of snowboarding is safe from these 2 yokels :p
 

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Damn, you guys are really hazing BA for his saltiness, which has always been a highlight of the site for me. He's just not even gonna bother pretty soon...
Fair comments, and I should point out that the moderators don't "own" the site. Policies and levels of pablum are set by discussions between moderators, feedback from members, and occasionally from killclimbz saying "fuck you all, do it my way".

I started that thread a while back -- http://www.snowboardingforum.com/off-topic-general-discussion/69489-what-do-members-want-forum.html to talk about just that. Couldn't really get consensus. There were people who thought BA and Shred should just be allowed to rip, and people who wanted things to be civilized and country-club-like, and everything in between. I think it only really becomes a problem when a flame turns into a war that takes over a thread.It's also a problem when too many people start behaving that way at the drop of a hat, and the place turns into a yard full of cats.

Dunno, snowklinger. You want to start another thread about it? As long as it doesn't become a pain in kill's butt, I'll go with the flow.
 
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