Not worth it
Mar 14, 2013 by Larry
Ability Level: Intermediate •
Riding Style: Backcountry, freeride, park •
Days You Ride A Year: 40+
I had been primarily a Flow user for several years due to their ease and quickness of getting in and out. I was stoked when they introduced this model because I thought they were going to have the Flow entry speed and ease, combined with 2 strap response. (which I'd use my traditional 2 strap when it counted).
These do hold your foot well once in, but still not as good as traditional 2 strap. Plus, they are a PITA to get your foot back in at the top of the lift.
Doesn't take much snow to throw the fit way out of whack.
Even with no snow on boots or bindings I would have to loosen the straps and readjust each time. Totally defeats having a quick entry.
To end the story, I lost a lot of $ when I sold them barely used because they were not working for me.
I haven't personally tried the GNU quick entry, but my wife has both Flow and GNU quick entry bindings. She says the Gnu is a better binding.
Dec 14, 2012 by Ron
Ability Level: Int •
Riding Style: All mountain •
Days You Ride A Year: 50+ •
Strengths: Carving •
I have a mixed review on these. I am coming from a 2 strap binding which I have no problem getting in while standing but I thought these would be even easier. Boy was I wrong. First off, if its flat, its fairly easy but even then can be a pain getting the foot in. Even you tube videos show people fighting the binding. So what I thought would be a huge plus, was a huge let down. If your on a hill, just forget it. Your sitting down and using the straps and they are harder than normal straps to use.
The good, once on, they are really comfy. No pressure spots and they are very responsive. I've only rode them 3 days and might take them back. The only reason I havnt already is due to how comfortable they are and responsive which I didnt expect. I must say though they are a super pain in the butt to get on with any slope what so ever.