Pros: Ease getting in and out, Control, It was the cure for pressure point in my feet
Cons: Frigging UGLY, Readjusting strap if necessary,
Ive been curious about Flows for a long time, but never took the plunge. I had a great pair of Nidecker Carbon 900 freestyle binding that were nice and holding up well. THEN I got a new board. So since I have 2 boards, I figured I'd finally give em a shot they were on sale at Sierra. I got them fedex'd to me (quick), unboxed em (thought to myself Wow these are ugly, and though its not heavy compare to older flows, certainly NOT light) and mounted them on my brand spankin' new board. I took it out on the mountain the following week to Big bear after some fresh snow dropped. (Hooray for 7 inches!) I was shocked. I was ratcheted in a bit loose, and I still had control! My traditional 2 strap Nideckers I ratcheted in really tight which some times caused pressure and made my feet hurt after a long day of riding. I had as much control as I ever did. I had no problems with anything blowing up, coming off, coming loose that I hear might be a problem. I did pull off resort and sit in some deeper pow and take off my board. Getting back in was a pain in the a$$ till I realized I could bind up like a traditional binding and open the ratchets. That was one of those Im so stupid, why didnt I think to do that earlier?! In any case, Im really happy with these so far. I'll update this review if i discover something I dont like later on.
I actually own the 2010 version but my friend Joe just bought this one. It rides exactly the same. It does ride a bit loose but I carve down the mountain quickly on it. Now if you're interested in this board you may have read some stuff about it not being an All mountain board and I'm inclined to agree you won't likely use this board for dropping out of a helicopter onto virgin snow but it rides all over the resort like a champ. If you want a board that's really fun in the park and perfor all over the resort this is a great quiver killer. Its not the right tool for the backcountry but for most people who stick to the standard trails, like to hit jumps and use the terrain features like rails, boxes abd walls you can't go wrong with this.
Pros: Serious quality , Very warm, removable liner, Looks nice
Cons: Inside liner has some funky colors,
Jacket Fit: Just right
My Size: XL
Fits Like: XL
Description: True to size
I really didnt know what this would look like since Sierra didnt have a picture up of the color. The grey grid looks good. I tend to prefer neutral colors and this is mostly grey with threads of brown. It looks better than it sounds. Its really warm and is a really great jacket. Great value at under $80.