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|Area of Expertise:
||powder, park, groomers
||5'9, 195 lbs
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|11/7/2010 1:59:09 PM
||Park bindings are more flexible than an all mountain binding. Id consider the Rome 390's over the Flux. I havent had much experience with Flux except for their entry level stuff on some rentals I tried at one point. I hated them but YMMV. Heck I even had fun on some inexpensive Ride Contrabands, though setting them up is annoying and if you wanna trade boards with a buddy in the middle of the day its a nightmare to adjust the settings for someone else.
|9/13/2010 3:41:56 AM
||Spenser is right about it being about feel. With that said, I adjust my forward lean just enough to hug the back of my boots. This will give you better response on the heelside turns. Any more will cause you to bend your knees more which will cause you to get tired after a long day of riding. Just my personal experience. YMMV
|9/13/2010 12:44:00 AM
||Well the length of a board, your weight, your stance affects the geometries of the board and how it flexes when you ride. Think of it like the wheel base on a car. A longer and wider wheelbase on an auto often makes the car ride smoother and more stable, while a shorter or narrower wheelbase makes it more nimble (think old school Cadillac vs Jeep Wrangler). Realistically 3cm will not be a huge deal, but can give you a slightly different ride.
|9/12/2010 9:41:56 PM
||I have the Flow ATSE that bought from this site. I really like them, and find them to be as responsive as any of my old traditional bindings (Burton, Nidecker, and Bent Metal). I have had no problem with freezing and in the powder I just put them back on like traditional binding instead of going in thru the back. I have taken them to Mammoth, Bear Mountain, and Northstar in the park and back country. I dont know if Libs experience is with the M9 problems or Flow bindings in general. I have a 9.5 boot on a Large binding, a 12 would definitely be XL. Union and Rome makes good bindings and I am not trying to deter you. I am only saying Im really happy with mine.
|6/1/2010 2:07:19 PM
||I think the problem is many of the Flow haters just try some random Flow model from a rental shop or from someone that just happened to have one. Id probably say a brand or style sucked if I randomly tried one from any brand. As with traditional bindings some models and styles are better than others. Ive used some traditional bindings that were less than responsive. I purchased some Flow NXT ATSE's from Sierra this year, and they are as responsive as some of the MOST responsive traditional bindings I have ridden. I have owned a Burton C60, Nidecker Carbon 900 and Burton Mission bindings. I think the people complaining about how much FLOW sucks really dont know the product. I am very happy with them and the bindings i currently have seem really sturdy. They arent perfect...I still find Flows a bit heavy and oversized, its not easy to dial in, and rear entry in powder is inconvenient to say the least...but if your biggest question is about performance, rest assure the high end flows are as good as just about anything else out there.
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