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    Posted: May/22/2012 at 3:51pm
what are some important differences between the CTX, CTS, and CTC models from the cinch line? i noticed that the CTC doesnt have canted footbeds. and how do the canted foootbeds feel for you guys that have the bindings?
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  Quote Angry Midget Yo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/25/2012 at 8:36pm
My bro has the CTC and he prefers his old pair of Flows better.  As for cant beds, it's preference but are usually for people with a wide stance I believe.
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  Quote itelltalltales Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/27/2012 at 11:15pm
what does your bro like about the flows better than the CTC? i am currently using the cheap trilogy from flow
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  Quote Angry Midget Yo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/28/2012 at 9:12am
His Flows were also low end model and about 7 year old.  He likes getting into the Flows is easier and the straps holds better even though the Cinch is suppose to give you customization with the straps just like regular bindings, but to him it feels too loose plus the ratchets aren't easy to use.  This is the previous model so maybe they fixed the kinks in the current model because the current Cinch does look like it opens up more.
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  Quote itelltalltales Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/30/2012 at 8:22pm
ahh i see. thanks for the input about the straps. i guess i would just have to try them on to be sure whether i want to switch to the cinch or not
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  Quote Shaz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/31/2012 at 1:59am
I like the CTS because I think they are seem slightly lighter and are better quality. You may even like to give the GNUs a try they seem to have improved. I've bought a pair but haven't tried them yet. 
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  Quote Angry Midget Yo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/31/2012 at 8:01pm
Have you tried Flows before?

Oh yeah thanks for reminding me that GNU came out with a rear entry bindings too although I haven't heard much about them from people.
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  Quote itelltalltales Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/01/2012 at 12:34am
yeah i am using flows currently.

i actually havent heard of many brands having rear entry bindings. my options are more expanded now.
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  Quote MTpow Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/01/2012 at 6:06am
Originally posted by itelltalltales

yeah i am using flows currently.

i actually havent heard of many brands having rear entry bindings. my options are more expanded now.


there's a reason there aren't alot of options... do yourself a favor and get some traditional bindings.. strapping in isn't difficult.
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  Quote ctoma Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/01/2012 at 6:24am
Originally posted by MTpow

Originally posted by itelltalltales

yeah i am using flows currently.

i actually havent heard of many brands having rear entry bindings. my options are more expanded now.


there's a reason there aren't alot of options... do yourself a favor and get some traditional bindings.. strapping in isn't difficult.

Some people like rear entry.  For their bindings, too.
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  Quote julius77 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/11/2012 at 11:13am
Originally posted by MTpow

Originally posted by itelltalltales

yeah i am using flows currently.

i actually havent heard of many brands having rear entry bindings. my options are more expanded now.


there's a reason there aren't alot of options... do yourself a favor and get some traditional bindings.. strapping in isn't difficult.
I agree completely. If it ain't broke... I don't want any unnecessary moving parts on the mechanism that's connecting me to my board. More moving parts= more options for something to break, and strapping in literally takes less than 10 seconds- just find your balance and don't sit down. Done. You can even do it on your way down the hill.
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  Quote dking Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/11/2012 at 1:18pm
naysayers go away. Some of us don't like regular strap bindings for a variety of reason. No one asked about strap bindings here.
 
That being said, I'd ridden Flows for years. I last had a pair of the Flow teams with the magnesium bases and loved them, despite the issues with hardware. The one thing I didn't like about Flows is lack of adjustability/tunability/customizability of the top strap and that made them less comforatable and responsive if they didn't fit you right.
 
I switched to Cinches when they came out because I liked their strapping and mechanisim. I've had just about every model from previous years, but have not tried the canted footbeds. Typically, higher end models are lighter and have more adjustability features. I like everything about the Cinches, but the weight. That's gotten better, but there's still plenty of room for improvement.
 
I found out about the Gnu bindings late last season and am going to try them. I actually just bought a pair recently, but won't be able to try them out until next season. They seem lighter and simpler than the Cinches. We'll see.
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