The bike frame on this bike has acheived the highest EFBe rating
on the MTB Hardtail Tri Test. This means the frame has passed a
comprehensive evaluation of the frames durability. The frame
withstood five fatigue tests with 100,000 cycles each. These
correspond to the loading cases present in standard bike operation:
The women''s Flow Essence Snowboard Bindings are undoubtedly some of the best bindings around. With a stylish polka dotted pattern these bindings are not just functional: they are stylish too, which is a very unique quality in snowboard bindings. With Free+ Snaplock, boots are guaranteed to stay attached to your snowboard, while giving you enough room to be flexible while on the slopes. The Synchronous Length Adjustment allows that these bindings will fit any boot size.
Key Features of the Flow Essence Snowboard Bindings:
Love these bindings. I got them in black and love how it looks. I tried out a pair of flows last year but couldn't easily get my boot in an out, but tried it again with the Essence this year and it works great. It takes a little time to get used to and adjust for the perfect fit, but once you get that, it's smooth
I bought these bindings at the end of last season because my boyfriend had Flows and was always waiting for me to do my bindings when we got off the lift. My friends tried to deter me from getting them as they had difficulty breaking them in and getting used to them. But I love them! It took a couple tries to get the bindings tight enough to be responsive to my movement, but loose enough so that I could shove my foot in far enough to close the tension cable...but once I figured out the 'sweet spot' they are just as responsive as my old strap in bindings. Some of my friends had trouble with the back latch staying down far enough to get their foot in, but my cable broke in right away so this was never an issue. The fit and feel is different, but it's actually more comfortable as there aren't any pressure points as there can be with traditional strap in bindings. Now I can keep up with my skier friends right off of the lift
I've been riding Flow bindings for over a decade now, and really love the convenience of the design. It does take a little time to set them up properly for the first time, but once they are adjusted and broken-in after a day or so of riding, the ease of entry and release can't be beat. I also love being able to get my back foot strapped in without having to sit down, and having the strap pre-set at a consistent tightness run after run. Not only are these bindings super quick and easy to use, they are also quite light and very responsive as well. If you're in the market for some new bindings and have never ridden Flows before, I'd definitely recommend giving these a try. Oh, and Flow also makes ICS disks for these bindings now, so these can be mounted on a Burton board with the channel
I got these bindings for my misses as I have the nxt at's. These are a great binding, the ease alone would be enough for me to choose flow over other conventional binding setups. Once broken in after a day or so, they feel perfect. Easy in/ out and super comfortable. She loves them and finds them great in the park, with a nice forgiving flex. I deffinatly recommend these and other flow bindings.
Love it! The design looks nice (the rhinestones make it really stand out) - the overall design is great. Nice support, takes a bit of time to get adjusted to it - the straps were a bit hard to adjust at first. Other than that, I would totally buy this again
I love these bindings! They're super cute in black & white & have just enough bling to make them pop out from the rest of the bindings. I've had no problems with them & they provide great support for when im riding fast down crazy shizat!
I got these as a beginner and have the 09 version. They are easy to get in and out but you need to get the adjustments just right or else you'll spend a lot of time fiddling. It was hard for me to get it perfect where it wasn't too tight and I could slide my boot out quickly and not too loose. Probably won't want these as a beginner unless you're confident standing on one foot while you get the other in. You could always get on your knees but that defeats the purpose of quick entry. These were pretty light. I could barely feel them on my feet and were pretty responsive. I think I prefer traditional bindings though.
My girlfriend just started snowboarding last year and I was a little worried that these bindings would be hard for her to strap up on the hill. After a little bit of fiddling the first day she picked it up and it actually made it easier for her to kick her foot in and strap without sitting down. She seems very happy with her purchase
always wanted a pair of flows and was absolutely psyched to get these. such a better ride than the burton lexas i had for the past few years. i wish the hardware was metal instead of plastic, but they seem solid enough.