2015 Flow Fuse Hybrid Mens Binding Overview
Hey there. 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 Fuse Hybrid today.
Tim, tell us a little bit about it. Hybrid is super exciting, I'm sorry, the Fuse rather is super exciting binding. Hybrid is exciting. Hybrid is exciting as well. We launched this binding 2 years ago and the idea was that we wanted to offer the consumer a binding under $300 that featured what we called Active Strap Technology. This is something, again that we just launched a couple years ago where as you lower the highback on the binding, the strap itself also goes up making it easier to get in and out of. With Flow bindings, you know, they are super easy to get in and out of but when you start getting up into the performance range, these straps start getting a little bit stiffer for high-performance - quicker edge-to-edge, that kind of thing, response time.
As a result, they were a little difficult to get in and out of when you took them, you know, right off the shelf and mounted them onto your board. Not all broken in yet and Exactly. So, with the new Active Strap they're much, much easier to get in and out of right off the bat. And then, you know, the ratchet buckles on here, you'll play with a couple days, probably the first 4 or 5 days that you're going out and then you're just going to lock it in place or set it and forget as we call it. And then, really, all you're going to do from then on out is just open the back again and in out of the Flow Binding. The Fuse Hybrid that you have here has a lot of different features that I need to point out. In addition to the big ratchet buckles and the new hybrid strap which features a toe design or toe cup design which really locks your heel into place and pulls your whole foot into place.
In addition to that we have an EVA foam material on the baseplate which is very, very lightweight and it's also canted 2.5 degrees, okay, offering the rider more power to the edge and a little more comfortable on your knees when you're standing on the hill all day. It features a POM material that is 30% fiberglass reinforced so stiffer than say the Five or the Five GT and it too features a three-piece highback or, I'm sorry, in this case a two-piece highback but this can be moved up or down depending on the height of the rider for more comfort and a little bit more forgiving in the top of the highback. A forward lean adjustment, as you can see, basically right on the highback, something you can do on-the-fly. The baseplate itself is beveled a little bit so, or rockered, if you will, so that it allows the board to flex more. All that coming in under $300. This is truly a high- performance binding. If you're somebody who grew up on the plastic-style binding and you're looking to try a Flow, this is the one I would recommend for you. Yeah, this is where you start getting into all the bells and whistles and, like you said, under $300. Yeah. A lot of the features that, you know, you could find higher in the line. Absolutely. Two, three years ago, you could only find that Active Strap, like I said, at $319 or greater.
Great, well make sure to check out the Fuse Hybrid on snowboards.com and thanks for watching the Morning Shred.