2015 Flow Five Mens Binding Overview
Welcome to the Morning Shred brought to you by snowboards.com. I'm Jenna. This is Tim from Flow and we're going to talk about the Flow Five.
Tim, who's this binding for? The Five's one of our most versatile bindings. They could be for the entry-level rider that knows he likes the sport and wants to get into something that he can advance with or it could be for the advanced-level rider that likes a little bit softer feel out of the binding, likes to feel the board flex under his feet. It's got a lot of cool features in it. Here is where you start picking up our high-end ratchet buckles with lockdowns because, the one thing about a Flow is, once this strap breaks in, you're probably not going to adjust this all that much so we like to have a feature on here called the set-it-and-forget-it, if you will, you just kind of lock it. That way it's set to your boot for every single run. All you have to do to get in and out of this binding is merely just open the back and close it and you're ready to go. No more hopping around on one foot, sitting in the snow, any of that stuff.
Now, as far as performance in this binding goes, we've added some features to it. In an effort to lighten it up, we've gone with these lightweight EVA foam pads under here eliminating some of the heavier plastic material. Because this is more of a performance binding, we actually induce some fiberglass into the baseplate and the highback. It's 15% fiberglass so it's stiffer than our entry-level binding would be but still very forgiving and giving you that real good feel under the foot. The forward lean adjustment which is how far forward you want the highback is featured up on the highback so it's one that you can do really easy on the hill. If say you're going int the park and you want less of a forward lean, you can just back it off and if you're going to start riding groomies, making performance turns or high-performance turning, you might want a little bit more forward lean so it's something you can do on the fly. So, really it's ideal for the guy who, like you said, maybe it's the entry-level rider who wants a little bit more performance, they know they're going to really take this sport, they want to progress with it a little bit or the intermediate and even up to the advanced guy who wants something fairly soft flexing. Absolutely. Comfortable...Great. Great binding for anybody.
Great, well make sure to check out the Five on snowboards.com and thanks for watching the Morning Shred.