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Flow Essence Snowboard Bindings - Women's 2011

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Flow Essence Snowboard Bindings - Women's 2011 – Style, meet class. Together, you’ll be finely blended throughout the Flow Essence Snowboard Bindings. The Flow Essence Snowboard Bindings are a comfortable all-mountain beauty for ladies who are looking for top-notch binding perfection. With a 30% glass-filled Nylon lightweight M-series baseplate, soft EVA padding, Airframe MINIratchets, and Flow’s I-Flex PowerStrap, the Flow Essence Snowboard Bindings give you support, flexibility and style while demanding performance and comfort. Sleek, stylish, and oh-so-sexy. The Flow Essence Snowboard Bindings are the ladies’ choice, and they’re waiting for you.

Product Details

Baseplate

The Flow Essence Snowboard Bindings feature an incredibly responsive 30% glass-filled Nylon M-Series baseplate.

Straps

Flex Rating: 3.5 (1 Soft – 5 Stiff)

The I-Flex PowerStrap has deep side cutouts that provide ideal flex for freestylers and all-mountain riders. The I-Flex works with all boot and board types and comes with a 3-D molded contour in your critical instep area, maintaining a direct force path from binding to boot to board for powerful toeside turns.

The 4 locking Airframe MINIratchet buckles provide total control and support.

Highback

The 15% glass-filled nylon Ventilated Hiback features an integrated backflare at the lower edge which eliminates any risk of the highback catching on a protruding boot heel, and also serves to stiffen the overall highback structure through the enhanced 3D shaping.

Additional Features

– A movable toe-ramp with EVA cushioning pads allows optimized boot to board energy transfer and amazing foot support. Synchronous Length Adjustment (SLA) maintains ideal geometry of the Power Triangle design for every highback position automatically and allows for highback rotation to align with the edge of your board at the same time. Free+ Snaplock delivers a tool-less infinitely fine forward-lean adjustment that you can crank up or down without even getting out of your bindings.

Flow Binding Technology

As with all Flow bindings, Flow technology combines their original reclining highback for the easiest entry in all conditions that’s ergonomically designed to match your legs biomechanics. Hiback Flare eliminates any catching of the highback on the heel of the boot while the one piece 3D Powerstrap evenly distributes pressure over a wider boot surface, automatically adapting to every boot shape and foot type with more power advantage in toeside turns. The patented Power Triangle links the highback directly to the center area of the baseplate with a high-tension steel cable, creating a structurally powerful and very responsive triangular geometry that results in more control with no energy loss and less weight.

Specs

  • Ability Level: Intermediate-Advanced More 
  • Binding Style: Step-In

Reviews

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Flow Essence Snowboard Bindings - Women's 2011
 
4.6

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy entry & release (12)
  • Comfortable (10)
  • Adjustable (9)
  • Great construction (9)
  • Installs easily (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • All mountain (8)
  • Freeriding (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Intermediate (8), Advanced (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9), Yes (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Bindings

Bought the M9's for my fiancé, and the women's Flow Essence for myself, which is their women's M series offering. He LOVES Flows and has been trying to sell me on...Read complete review

Bought the M9's for my fiancé, and the women's Flow Essence for myself, which is their women's M series offering. He LOVES Flows and has been trying to sell me on them since I started boarding. It took a little to get used to, but now that I have them dialed in, I LOVE them to.

Before I had some Burton Stiletto's - they always pinched my feet, while the Flows distribute the pressure evenly across the top of the foot to make it way more comfortable. I also like that these are more stiff and responsive than the Stiletto's. I also love the easy in/back entry. So easy to get strapped in at the top of the lift. My friends don't have to wait for me any more while I struggle with my straps.

The M series is one of their higher end models and well worth the $$. Though since we bought last years models we got a huge discount. My guys says that his are a little heavy, but I don't notice that as an issue with mine.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

be sure and check your boots for fit

purchased for my wife for Christmas with a new board. her Salomon boots do not fit the heel of this binding. it was so hard to get the boot heel in the binding she...Read complete review

purchased for my wife for Christmas with a new board. her Salomon boots do not fit the heel of this binding. it was so hard to get the boot heel in the binding she hurt her leg. we purchased medium bindings for a size women 6 boot. just what the web sizing suggested but it does not fit.

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1.0

be sure and check your boots for fit

By 

from NC

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Difficult Entry & Release

    Best Uses

      Comments about Flow Essence Snowboard Bindings - Women's 2011:

      purchased for my wife for Christmas with a new board. her Salomon boots do not fit the heel of this binding. it was so hard to get the boot heel in the binding she hurt her leg. we purchased medium bindings for a size women 6 boot. just what the web sizing suggested but it does not fit.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      Best Bindings, best price

      By 

      from Seattle, Wa

      About Me Intermediate

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adjustable
      • Comfortable
      • Easy Entry & Release
      • Good Interface
      • Great Construction
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Mountain

        Comments about Flow Essence Snowboard Bindings - Women's 2011:

        Just updated my equipment with a burton board that has the channel system, but opted for the flow bindings rather than burton's est bindings because the easy entry is just so easy and great. I'm a college student on a budget, so I shopped around a lot and evo had the best prices hands down.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        awesome product

        By 

        from Fresno

        About Me Intermediate

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adjustable
        • Easy Entry & Release
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Flow Essence Snowboard Bindings - Women's 2011:

            love them! super easy to slide in and out and very lightweight!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            So far so good !

            By 

            from Chicago, IL

            About Me Intermediate

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy Entry & Release
            • Great Construction
            • Installs Easily

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Flow Essence Snowboard Bindings - Women's 2011:

                I ordered these for the upcoming season. I can't review yet as far as comfort and ride performance, but they were delivered quickly, easy to get on my board, and they fit well with my Forum Mist boots. Can't wait to ride!!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Bring on the SNOW

                By 

                from Sacramento, CA

                About Me Advanced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Flow Essence Snowboard Bindings - Women's 2011:

                      The rear entry of the Flow binding is wonderful on the hill. I used the Flow binding last season and wanted to upgrade to the Essence binding. The price is great. I look forward to the season starting.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                       
                      5.0

                      God's Gift to Bindings!

                      By 

                      from Seattle, WA

                      About Me Intermediate

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Easy Entry & Release

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • All Mountain

                        Comments about Flow Essence Snowboard Bindings - Women's 2011:

                        Love, Love, Love them! Super easy and the even presure makes your feet last hours without getting tired. Not to mention they are super cute!;)

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        Great binding!

                        By 

                        from Bend, OR

                        About Me Advanced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Adjustable
                        • Comfortable
                        • Easy Entry & Release
                        • Good Interface
                        • Great Construction
                        • Installs Easily
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • All Mountain
                          • Freeriding
                          • Powder
                          • Speed

                          Comments about Flow Essence Snowboard Bindings - Women's 2011:

                          After years of being happy using burton custom bindings, decided to give these Flow bindings a chance. So glad I did! I love them! No more sitting in the snow strapping in. Set up is very easy and I recommend watching the YouTube video which details installation step by step. These bindings will be a game changer for those tired of cold butts and cramping feet riding the lift. A bit tricky to release and buckle in if you need to clip in and out of deep powder so just don't plan on falling in the woods on a deep powder day. My husband promptly ordered his own pair after trying mine out for two runs....he also gives two thumbs up! AWESOME product.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          5.0

                          great bindings!!

                          By 

                          from corpus Christi, tx

                          About Me Intermediate

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Adjustable
                          • Comfortable
                          • Easy Entry & Release
                          • Great Construction
                          • Installs Easily
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Lacks Adjustability

                          Best Uses

                          • All Mountain
                          • Downhill
                          • Freeriding
                          • Half Pipe
                          • Park
                          • Powder
                          • Speed
                          • Tricks

                          Comments about Flow Essence Snowboard Bindings - Women's 2011:

                          These are great bindings and easy to step right in and go once you have them adjusted to your liking. They were a little stubborn to adjust at first.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes
                           
                          5.0

                          Great bindings

                          By 

                          from Sacramento, CA

                          About Me Intermediate

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Adjustable
                          • Comfortable
                          • Easy Entry & Release
                          • Great Construction
                          • Installs Easily
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Takes time to learn

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Flow Essence Snowboard Bindings - Women's 2011:

                            I love these bindings. At first they are a little tricky to learn, but after that they are fast in and fast out. They are difficult to put on in high powder because you have to get the backs down, but great otherwise. I wear a women's 8.5 Salomon boot which could go either way (Med or Lg), but was glad I went with the large.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No
                             
                            5.0

                            stand up for flow!

                            By 

                            from baltimore, md

                            About Me Intermediate

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Adjustable
                            • Always the rabbit
                            • Comfortable
                            • Easy Entry & Release
                            • First one down the hill
                            • Good Interface
                            • Great Construction
                            • Installs Easily
                            • Lightweight
                            • Never the fox
                            • Sexy

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • All Mountain

                              Comments about Flow Essence Snowboard Bindings - Women's 2011:

                              if youve never tried flow, treat yourself to it. nothing is easier.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                               
                              5.0

                              Great Bindings

                              By 

                              from Oakland, CA

                              About Me Intermediate

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Adjustable
                              • Comfortable
                              • Easy Entry & Release
                              • Great Construction
                              • Installs Easily

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • All Mountain
                                • Downhill
                                • Freeriding

                                Comments about Flow Essence Snowboard Bindings - Women's 2011:

                                Bought the M9's for my fiancé, and the women's Flow Essence for myself, which is their women's M series offering. He LOVES Flows and has been trying to sell me on them since I started boarding. It took a little to get used to, but now that I have them dialed in, I LOVE them to.

                                Before I had some Burton Stiletto's - they always pinched my feet, while the Flows distribute the pressure evenly across the top of the foot to make it way more comfortable. I also like that these are more stiff and responsive than the Stiletto's. I also love the easy in/back entry. So easy to get strapped in at the top of the lift. My friends don't have to wait for me any more while I struggle with my straps.

                                The M series is one of their higher end models and well worth the $$. Though since we bought last years models we got a huge discount. My guys says that his are a little heavy, but I don't notice that as an issue with mine.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No
                                 
                                5.0

                                Love these!

                                By 

                                from Seven springs, pa

                                About Me Advanced

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable
                                • Easy Entry & Release
                                • Installs Easily

                                Cons

                                • Lacks Adjustability

                                Best Uses

                                • Freeriding

                                Comments about Flow Essence Snowboard Bindings - Women's 2011:

                                The first day I rode these absolutely sucked. I'd get em loose enough to slide my foot in and then I'd get heel lift out the wazoo carving down the mountain or I'd get in and then tighten them and they'd be way to tight and I didn't have any pop. But if you have the patience to play with them for a while after like two long days you'll start to love them. I used to ride Burton stilettos and I got a lot of pain in my arch while ridding up the lift and the single strap on these babies seriously does the trick to fix that. The only thing is that I definitely reccomend wearing a leash cause if you are flying fast enough and fall hard enough the back will pop open and your board will go down the mountain without you. But it's only happened to me once so it's not too big of an issue.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No
                                 
                                5.0

                                daughter loves them!!

                                By 

                                from Milwaukee, wisconsin

                                About Me Advanced

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Adjustable
                                • Comfortable
                                • Easy Entry & Release
                                • Good Interface
                                • Great Construction
                                • Installs Easily
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • All Mountain

                                  Comments about Flow Essence Snowboard Bindings - Women's 2011:

                                  My daughter was VERY happy with this gift. She had flow bindings on her old board and loved them. She went up in boot size so she needed new ones. Construction, ease of use, and color are great!!

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • Yes
                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Super awesome

                                  By 

                                  from Crystal Mountain, WA

                                  About Me Advanced

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Adjustable
                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Easy Entry & Release
                                  • Great Construction
                                  • Installs Easily

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • All Mountain
                                    • Freeriding

                                    Comments about Flow Essence Snowboard Bindings - Women's 2011:

                                    Really love these. There stylish and comfortable!

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • Yes

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