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The legendary Ashman wrote a review of on January 5, 2015

1 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I had high hopes when getting the product, it feels like quality, it looks like quality. It is a ruse. After a single day of use, the cable started cutting off the sound to one ear piece every time it bent at the head. So switched to a standard high quality audio with male male on each side connector and by the end of the day it kept popping out every 40 minutes and my hands froze messing with it all the time. I didn't think any company could have put out a product worse than skullcandy. (they at least last 2 weeks) lol failure city!

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The legendary Ashman wrote a review of on April 15, 2010

1 5

I was very stoked about this product until the 5th day I wore it and the entire back weld split and much of the stuffing fell out before I noticed, then I tested another weld by hand and it started to pull apart with little effort. I may have received a lemon, but I'll never buy anything from this company ever ever again, shoddy like dollar store shoddy in my opinion. good luck luck with it. My Arcteryx has lasted years under far worse pressure. This jacket is garbage.

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The legendary Ashman wrote a review of on February 16, 2009

4 5

I am a flow-Bro from 2000, I also ride c-60's on my vapor, which I really like but not as much as these. I actually have three pairs of these TEAM bindings 2002, 05, and 06, and 7 boards to swap them on.
These bindings are for the advanced rider only. DO NOT BUY IF YOU SUCK - if you have to sit down to get them in you will hate them and be unhappy. Now if your GOOD and ride all the time you will adore these beauties and never turn back. I get off the lift and don't ever stop I simply place my foot in place and reach back while in motion, there is no stopping or waiting ever. Thank god my friends with two straps like to boot up on the chair. yay.
In deep pow you actually have to reach down and scoop out the snow with your hand before kicking your foot in. Imagine that, it takes 1/2 a second to do, 1 second to boot in and go will still be your total time, unless you suck then you will wallow in it for a horrible amount of time and curse the day you bought these. I ride 70 days a year and just might be buying a 4th pair of these for my new prior spearhead because they keep making them better and lighter each year.
There is one bone I have with flow and it is a fairly serious one. PARTS< this is problem because the screws will break and the cable will break if you ride really hard fast and big like I do. You cant get parts at the retailers who sell these things unless your really really lucky, that sucks. Flow will tell you that they only keep parts for bindings two years back. so if you cable breaks 3 years later like mine did you have to beg the guy to search for older ones in the back so your $500 bindings do not instantly become paperwieghts. I've broken three cables total in the last 8-9 years btw. The two year limit to me is a terrible parts support policy considering their parts are not all something that you can mcgyver by going to home depot, some like the cable are proprietary and that's the end of line in that case. The good part is all you have to do is call them and they will send you whatever they have free and without a receipt no questions asked. They did not charge me anything for my three year old part and I do appreciate that because the warranty is not three years by any means even though they seem to honor it while they can (I was told I had been sent the last ever available 06 cable to be in stock though).

so a synopsis - the best binding period for the advanced rider. But you might want to order a new cable as soon as buy my next pair them just to be safe

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The legendary Ashman wrote a review of on January 4, 2009

5 5

to be fair though break a lot of gear from a lot of different vendors, i charge hard. But The Pair I had two years ago broke withing two weeks, the chair lift breaks them if you don't remember to put your rear highback all the way down the chair will snap them when you sit down. Backcountry.com replaced them twice (same thing happened a month later) no problem and I gave up bought some team flows which are worth every penny off that 500 bucks btw, then I got another couple boards and needed a new pair for my burton vapor and I saw that they redesigned the high back so I got last years model , performance wise I'm very happy with them (and I usually remember to always put the high back down when getting o the chair but not always) I have put about 25 days on them and like the way they are super stiff and super lightwieght, and ULTRA RESPONSIVE!! I ride everyday and love my team flows but I must say, from a strictly performance standpoint, convenience aside, I think this is the best binding on the market for the advanced rider. They are a dream to operate, they never put any preasure points down in weird places and really really cinch down with a minimum of effort even with gloves on. I also like the chatter dampening they give you at high speeds. Yes they are expensive but that is relative too how much money you make I suppose, I think there worth every penny and I can really tell the difference when I ride lesser bindings. You put these on a lightweight board like the burton vapor or a T6 and you have a combo that is an extension of your body, you think, it happens, its that fast. downside is they really cant take a beating like a heavy drake binding can, which are just built sturdier.
I think they have improved the vertical stiffness/crush resistance to the point where its not a problem anymore.

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