I prefer launching first , than puting my board on!
I used these for the last 10 years and loved it. Very light (a lot of ABS plastic), boot bit heavier. But since they stoped producing it and my boot started to delaminate,...
I think being able to enter your feet from the back is an extra peace of freedom.
I ordered Flow's NX2 SE (2013), and just got them yesterday. Everything should be eassy, plug and play, but it isn't.
Like guys before me mentioned, other boots don't fit best with these bindings. Although NX2's ankle strap moves away when you open the high back, I stil don't have enough space, to freely close the high back, because it jams with the boot. If I adjust the straps to free the closing of the high back, I am already too far towards the toeside.
Stil I think I can make this work without moving the whole binding toward the heal side, by seting up the high back (in the rotation point) to the highest, farthest out position, and slide the cushion up.
One thing that bothers me alot with these Flow bindings is, that the aluminium base plates are REALY HEAVY. They add alot to the weight of the whole set up!
I was also looking at K2 bindings. Same ankle strap loosening sistem as Flow, but they are plastic, so could be lighter. As I mentioned, most parts of my previous bindings were out off ABS, and they took a lot of beating in these 10 years and there aren't any signs of deformation, so I would be comfortable with buying plastic ones, and they come cheaper.