Lighten your whip and dial in your ride with the Team Binding from Flow.
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OvEr RaTeD ... just like Flow
Another low grade binding put out by flow ... Ahhh I guess it is expected now. These things are pretty heavy, they are not that responsive and they cannot hold up worth a dizzle when it comes to some more technical riding (big mountain or backcountry freestyle). Sad ... not really, to say that this is just another attempt at a dec pair of bindings. Flow has a good idea, just needs to ... add a toe strap for some control.
If i wear a size 8 DC shoe (Flare model)...
If i wear a size 8 DC shoe (Flare model) what size Flow The Five bindings do i need to purchase?
Your going with a size medium Flow team binding. But, I would recommend rethinking this expensive purchase and go with another binding that actually responds.
4th set of Flow Teams, I won't ride any others!
I have 4 sets of Team Flow bindings. 2 black carbon fiber earlier models, 1 set '07 Silver/White and 1 set of these '08 in Red/White. The newer models have a more complex and more easily damaged latch system but are a lot easier to adjust. Once adjusted no further messing about needed, just step in, latch the heel latch and ride. I rode my Team Flows 58 days this season (07-08) at Alyeska Resort in Girdwood, AK and wore out a Lib Skate Banana board with them. The bindings are good for many more seasons and are now mounted on a Lib Cygnus X1 waiting for next season. Also, I lost a bolt once and Flow was great about sending the repair parts at no charge, even though I was out of warranty.
The advice of another reviewer applies to these and ALL bindings. Check all the screws before you ride.
free screwdriver with every purchase
these binders suck!!! had to tighten every screw every time i went riding. the durability of these binders are similar to shit from the late 80's early 90's. wake up flow and get a clue. who cares how comfortable they are if you are always working on them.
Good on paper, poor durability IRL
I honestly loved the 08 Team bindings. The ease of entry/exit was second to none, and I thought they looked great too. The one time I took the board in for wax, all the employees that knew anything about snowboard equipment gathered around and gawked at my shiny new bindings. All was well till eight runs into the second day of riding when one of the upper straps on my back foot broke in three pieces. I would have suspected it was me, but the binding broke on a green catwalk So its not like I was beating on the bindings, or landing 50 foot cliff drops or anything. Once the strap broke, the second day of boarding quickly came to an end. I talked with a couple local board shops and they all said that straps on the Flow Teams seem to break a lot.
08 Flow Team Bindings
The 08 Teams are easily as light as most of the top end bindings on the market (which was their major drawback in the past), and the ease of entry/exit is just the icing on the cake. I've found that even though I'd usually crank down traditional strap-in bindings, the Flows transfer all movement to the board without having to have them cranked down...Which is much more comfortable for my feet.
Even though they are a bit costly, this is probably the last pair of bindings you'll ever need to buy.
***Don't forget to check ALL of the screws before every riding session.***
flow team '08
just took these for the first ride of the year on northeast crud. they rip. lightest flows yet. very comfortable and at least as responsive as any other top of the line binding. the set-up time is a little longer than conventional bindings, but really no big deal. overall, i'd say 9.5 out of 10. my only little gripe is that the only way to get the plate screws off is to release one set of ratchets, which is a pain. rode hard for about six hours...not one adjustment needed. buy these.