Every year we see people trying to modify snowboard gear. Offering solutions with less hassle that 'make life easier' out on the hill. But Flow are one of the few companies who have introduced a product to the market that has actually stood the test of time.
Their dual-entry, reclining highback bindings are instantly recognisable from the power strap over the top (see above). Trusted by many as the most reliable alternative system around, they've got riders like Scotty Lago, Tim Humphreys and Sarka Pancochova fighting their corner.
BUT they don't stop with strapping in, far outgrowing their binding moniker, Flow have a fully fledged range of boards and boots too - so if you're looking for a one-stop hardware set-up, they've got all the bases covered.
This year they came in hard with an angular stand at ISPO- and some angular boards, no-back bindings, and a swallow tail, the full arsenal. So whether you're a die hard fan or just a bit curious, there's plenty to see here...
[part title="Flow Chill Snowboard"]
New to the line with a paint splatter topsheet and matt black filler (presumably so you can chalk in things to keep you calm) - yea we'd agree this is a a pretty chill looking board.
[part title="Flow Darwin ABT Snowboard"]
A straight up powder hound that can carve on piste as well - this rad little rocket looks sick and is built to shred - or just sit back, relax and plow right through that cotton candy.
[part title="Flow Helios Boots"]
New boots to the line from Flow with boa and zonal lacing for plenty of control. Simple black and white outer keeping it fresh too.
[part title="Flow Hylite Boots"]
These responsive all rounders are back for another season - originally built in a quest for the 'perfect boot', the full boa Hylite has OC Kush tech to give you better feel - go with the flow maaayn.
[part title="Flow NX2 Bindings"]
Designed to be matched up with the Hylite boot - the NX2 is top of the range Flow tech. Power-strap, N.A.S.T.Y. active strap tech that makes stepping in even easier. Adapted to different types of riding - this has a different look and colourway depending on the riding style you choose.
[part title="Five strap bindings"]
One of the options offered in the flow system is the 5 strap side entry bindings that you can see above (blue and black). Available across the range, this is another system that gives the feel of a toe-strap binding and the convenience of multiple option entry.
[part title="Flow Micron Series"]
Skate inspired topsheet for the grom who's making the transition from four wheels to none. Yep that's right it's camera trickery - the deck pictured is only a little 140...
The Verve is a park killer for the grom who's looking to press everything and progress. Nice soft flex and rocker profile - this still retains plenty of control too.
[part title="Flow Freeballer Nobacks"]
Ultimate freedom for feet. Flow's noback Freeballer bindings are a tool for your powder surfer or jibber who want that ultra surfy or skateboard feel. Unlike simply taking off your highbacks, these offer an adjustable ratcheted heel cup for custom fit.
New product! New product! New product! Does this remind anyone else of that classic Muska skate deck?
A true twin park killer with enough stability to send it LARGE. We're digging the smokey/hieroglyphic grapic here too.
[part title="Flow Talon"]
This all weather responsive boot from Flow is super-lightweight and looks slick in it's all black colours this year. H3 boa system for easy adjustment and supreme fit - they are fine tuned to keep your feet happy.
[part title="Flow Wigglestick"]
Flow can't get enough of new boards this year apparently - with the Wigglestick new to the line as well. If you look real close you might be able to see the added detail in the white of this top sheet - which is a nice little touch.
[part title="Flow Viper Silhouette and Venus Snowboards"]
Finishing off with a triple whammy - the Viper, Silhouette and Venus:
Hybrid sidewalls - medium flex rocker. The Viper is built to ride smooth in all conditions - whether you're just starting or looking to go pro.
Essentially the ladies' answer to the Viper but flatter between the feet - good times for all.
Picking lines with the ladies is the directional charger Venus. It's sat back so you don't nosedive and rockered to keep you floating in the powder - ideal!
Now you're done, be sure to check out the rest of our product previews in the gear section.