The reason behind purchasing these awesome Bindings…
As you are all aware here at S2AS we are keen snowboarders so we are always trying to bring you the best possible products and even though it is coming to the end of the snowboarding season it’s never too late to find a perfect pair of bindings to be paired with your board and boots whilst you’re shredding on the mountains.
One thing we all find really frustrating when heading snowboarding is how long everything can take you, especially if you’re with skiers. Whilst you’re friends or family are jumping quickly onto the lifts and then off onto the mountains you are often left behind waiting for your turn.
“No one has more experience with rapid-entry bindings than Flow”
While step-in systems have come and gone – and come back again – Flow has been refining their patented reclining highback concept for just shy of three decades. Anyone who’s ridden Flow’s more recent models will know that they’ve worked hard to achieve the same comfort and performance as regular two-strap designs, just more convenient.
Flow introduced an unrivaled technological advance with a reclining hi-back and full-sized LSR ratchets that allow the ease of use and flexibility to choose how you want to enter & exit your bindings.
As you recline the highback, the top section of the Power Strap automatically lifts up, creating more space for your foot to gain entry into the binding. This simple yet effective system takes the hassle out of strapping in, getting you snowboarding quicker than ever. Which is really something we can’t complain about.
What’s the difference between them and why are they priced so differently if often a question that is asked! Well, to be honest, it all comes down to the material of the binding, baseplate, and straps…
The baseplate changes between each binding in the flow range, if we scan across the range there are so many different options that you can choose from for those of you who are just starting out with your own gear to those of you who are looking for high performance as you’re an advanced rider. But simply put the baseplate is either made of plastic, nylon, carbon-infused nylon, or aluminum alloy. This changes how responsive the board will be when you’re on the slopes, for example, the Flow NX2, has an aluminum alloy platform. The advantages of using aluminum as opposed to nylon/plastic are that it’s lower profile, super light, and extremely rigid, so you can expect a lightning-fast response when you shift your weight across the base of the board however, that rigidity does come at a cost in terms of lateral flex.
“An utterly uncompromised new binder for speed freaks”
I know a lot of you are after anything and everything carbon… well we have you covered!
If you’re wanting to go really high-end Flow also brought out the Flow Fuse Carbon, they’ve got more fancy carbon bits than Lewis Hamilton’s car, and deliver handling to match. An utterly uncompromised new binder for speed freaks who want to have an F1 race down the mountains. As we all should know the drill by now… in the world of snowboarding, or watersports, carbon is king. Product designers love this featherweight wonder material, it’s light, it’s stiff, and it makes any piece of gear high-end. The new Fuse Carbon is no exception. It’s a souped-up version of the popular Fuse but with a whole other level of speed. But, naturally, it comes at a price.
In three simple phrases, Flow Bindings are described with:
- Speed of entry
- Speed of exit
- Speed of response
Let’s face it that’s three things we all want when we are heading to the slopes!