snowboard bindings that could work?!

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snowboard bindings that could work?!

Post by Ben » Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:57 pm

very interested to hear from anyone who snowboard with these!

first off i want to say that ive only ever snowboarded once so if im missing any major point which could make this not work TELL ME!

FLOW BINDINGS
basically ever since i got my nosno with its rage bindings ive loved the idea of high back but hated the comfort factor. in fact ive completely removed the plates and ive been riding with just the back brace bit, and even that ive wrapped with cloth to make it nicer for the back of my leg/shoe.

obviously nosno softs are the perfect solution BUT i have been waiting and looking for about a year for a pair to come up (second hand) and im tired of waiting.

whilst looking online at snowboard boots for inspiration or boot with noback or lowback etc i came across the FLOW concept. immediately i thought that looks more comfortable even with the high back but more to the point i could just remove the high back and use the same holes as the plate is attached to to fix ratchet heelstrap!

ive looked online and there seems to be plenty seconds hand ones around but size is still an issue.

snowboard boots are obviously bulkier that normal shoes so i assume i should go for medium or even small bindings if there is any chance that they will ratchet down on to my normal walking boot.

- basically the design is for easily stepping in and out of the bindings

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Post by Ben » Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:44 am

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Post by McCarver » Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:04 am

I had a friend who used and swore by them when the technology was pretty new which was about 14 years ago. They were awesome in theory but I saw him having issues from time to time getting them to lock and unlock.
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Post by McCarver » Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:05 am

I've always wanted to get my hands on some kids flow bindings for mountainboarding
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Post by Ben » Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:40 am

ive been following a few second hand ones on ebay and they sold for 30gbp which is about 50usd.

main issue is getting the size right. and no surprisingly there arent that many places in israel to try snowboard bindings.

but the real idea here was that being that there are some many of them around on ebay i could buy them and then stick some heel-straps on the back and not have to wait forever till i can find a pair of nosno softs!
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Post by sir seymour » Sun Mar 02, 2014 2:11 pm

used to ride flows on my mountainboard, they were bastard heavy and you had no feel! I think the newer ones are better but the ones i had caused a few nasty incidents before i went back to normal snowboard bindings. There was that much slack play that the board could wander left and right quite a considerable ammount before you felt it happen, that was with flow boots of the right size for the binding too. They basically introduced speed wobble to a nosno pro dh. God knows how people snowboard on them, wouldn't think you'd have any chance of feeling an edge!
All that said, JC used to swear by them and he's rather quicker than me. He is massively wrong in the head though.

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Post by Ben » Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:11 am

ahhh finally. i knew someone must have 'been here before me' thanks.
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Post by Mikael » Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:02 am

I rode them around 2000 also, and was mostly fine with them. I've never tried them on a mountainboard.
I don't think they'd be very comfortable with regular shoes, though. There's very little padding there.

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Post by Ben » Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:58 pm

Ben wrote: but more to the point i could just remove the high back and use the same holes as the plate is attached to to fix ratchet heelstrap!


but yeah
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thanks ben

Post by kyleveee » Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:52 pm

Ben you help me i help you. funny thing is i hadn't seen this thread before i had the idea of flows. so here's what i did. took the back rail, high-backs, and straps off of my old mens M Lamar ax-15 bindings. attached women's M Flow top straps ($30 ebay) and the bindings toe straps to the base-plate leftover. (will be using the ankle straps but need to do some tweaking first). i wear size 10(boots pictured)- 10.5(sneaks pictured) USM and they are perfect, almost too perfect. I'm almost bottomed out in the sneaker, and my slip in Vans like shoes are too flat to work. the boots are perfect though. smaller shoes than size 10 probably wouldn't work without some big boots. Bigger than size 10 would be better. flow is now making these Freeballer bindings in mens M that could possibly work with a little modification, but dwamn they're expensive. think your modded used flows w/ heelstraps is the beast idea if you dont have baseplate lying around like i did. don't hope this helps.
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Post by Ben » Tue Apr 29, 2014 12:19 pm

wow those look amazing!
thanks man
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