2015 Flow NX2-GT Hybrid Mens Binding Overview
Hey there. Welcome to the Morning Shred brought to you by snowboards.com. I'm Jenna. This is Tim for Flow and we're going to talk about the NX2 GT in both the Hybrid and the regular strap.
Tim, who's this binding for? This is... this is the end-all, be-all of your bindings, right? Yeah, this is for the guy who really does it all-mountain, everywhere. Backcountry, whatever. This is the kahuna of bindings in our line up. Cool. So, what makes it such a high-performance model? Yeah, a couple things. It's the aluminum alloy baseplate makes it very, very stiff, very quick edge-to- edge. Very, very responsive in conjunction with the aluminum heelcup and the three-piece highback which can be adjusted either up or down depending on the height of the person or in or out. Also, featuring a carbon fiber finish in the top of the highback again super stiff, real quick edge-to-edge.
Available either in the Hybrid Strap or in the iStrap or Fusion Strap if you will. OC Kush under the ball of the foot, OC Kush in the heel. 2.5 degree bevel on the baseplate so more power to the edge. Forward Lean Adjustment up on the highback so it can be done on the fly and, of course, the ratchet buckles where you can set it and forget it once you get it, the strap broken into your boot. This really has all the bells and whistles that Flow has to offer including the full rocker on the baseplate. This really, as I just pointed out, this section right in here is what actually has the contact with the board allowing the board to flex through this additional OC Kush in here so less of a flat spot on your board itself. It has all the features that Flow has to offer including, of course, the retractable highback.
And it does have the Active Strap as well, right? That kind of pulls that strap up out of the... Very good, yes. Active Strap which makes it very, very easy to get in and out of the binding when it's brand new out of the box. Of course, after you wear the binding for 4 or 5, 6 days, this high-performance strap that you have here will take on the shape of your boot. Your boot will take on the shape of the strap and that's when you just lock your buckles in place and then pretty much from then on out, all you need to do is just open the highback to get in and out. So, guy who's been riding for years and years and years maybe on a strap, traditional strap binding, wants something stiff and aggressive, go to the Hybrid Strap in that perhaps? Yes. Absolutely. You know, I think that staying with something that you know, for a lot of people, gives them peace of mind which is why, you know, at Flow, we offer both. Which is also why we offer both aluminum and a traditional plastic style bindings. We basically cover the gambit within our line up. The convenience of a full binding in, kind of, a variety of strap options, really. Absolutely. Great.
Well, make sure, if you're the advanced guy that's looking for something high-performance, make sure to check out the NX2 GT Hybrid on snowboards.com and thanks for watching the Morning Shred.