This season has been a busy one for Flow Snowboards. Earlier I reviewed the NX2-GT with the new toe-cap design, and N.A.S.T.Y technology. I promised to review the NX2-RS with the traditional single strap we’ve all come to know from Flow, but with the added bonus of N.A.S.T.Y and other new tech this season. I’ve spent a considerable amount of time on the NX2-RS bindings. I’ve ridden then on a couple different boards, and through various conditions, and feel like I can honestly post a thorough review of them at this point.
If you’ve followed my site for any length of time, you’ll know that I usually have some type of Flow binding in my quiver, and that I’ve ridden Flow for quite some time. From the old skool to the NXT FSE’s I’ve had my boot in just about everything they’ve put out. Flow has typically been known for their uni-strap, and drop down highback, making binding entry rather easy. That’s been their “bread and butter” for many years. This year Flow dropped a whole new design on the world with the introduction of N.A.S.T.Y technology, and toe caps on some bindings. I picked up a pair of the NX2 GT bindings, and have spent quite a bit of time out on them riding. There’s definitely some good, and then some bad with the new technology, so let’s jump right into this.
When people speak of mystical beasts, we often hear tales of Dragons, Trolls, and the like. While these are things you may find on boards aimed at larger riders, light weight, and quick generally aren’t included in those tales. The Skunk Ape has been a staple in the big guys quiver since it’s inception. Always a “go-to” board that is known to deliver stability, and fun while supporting the bigger rider, the Skunk Ape has never let us down. This year the team over at Lib Tech have turned it up a notch, with the Skunk Ape Horse Power (HP) Edition. Anyone familiar with Lib is going to be familiar with Horse Power technology, and should be pretty damn excited it has made it’s way into the Skunk Ape line.