2016 Flow Five Binding Overview
Hi 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 Five binding. Tim, tell us a little bit about this binding. This is one of our most popular bindings, the Five. Because it kind of goes from either the entry level all the way up to an advanced level rider that wants a softer binding. It's kind of what I call the workhorse in our line. Has a lot of cool features on it, here today we're showing it with the Fusion strap, the big one-piece strap that wraps around your foot and breaks in to the boot. You have the reclining highback of course, and the thing that makes all Flow bindings work, the Power Triangle is what we call this right here and that gives the rider a ton of leverage.
The one-piece strap gives you a lot of frontside control as well. It features suspension underneath the boot, it's rockered on the baseplate so less of a flat spot on the the board itself and it has a forward lean adjustment on the back here so that's simply how far forward you want the highback. You can adjust that up on the hill which is pretty cool. And here we have the big ratchet buckle, easy to throw, easy to move but the thing about a Flow is once this strap breaks into your boot, you want to just set it and forget it. So we also feature locks on here, you can just lock this in place and that way it's set for your boots every single run, you don't even have to mess with these at all. So you're only getting in and out out of the highback. Yep, just in and out of the highback so you can keep up with your skier friends and everything else. So someone stepping up from the Alpha, this binding is going to give them a little bit more support? Yeah, it's actually a little stiffer than that one this features a composite baseplate, as you can see, and highback but we induce a little bit of fiberglass into this to stiffen it up. It's about 15% glass so it would be stiffer than that, higher performance. But still appropriate for the entry level if they wanted something like this? Absolutely.
Alright, well make sure you check out the Five on snowboards.com and thanks for watching the Morning Shred.