How to Undo the Ratchet Latch on a Flow Snowboard Binding

How to Undo the Ratchet Latch on a Flow Snowboard Binding
Flow is a complete snowboarding company, manufacturing boards, boots and bindings. Flow was the first to develop a binding that combined the ease of use of a step-in binding with the feel for the board that's common with a traditional strap-style binding. Their binding line incorporates the same technology over 15 different bindings. The supportive highback uses a high -tensile-strength cable to provide strength and quick in and out, reducing the time a boarder sits in the snow buckling bindings at the top of the lift.

Instructions

Difficulty: Moderate

Things You’ll Need:
  • Boots
Step 1
Pull the heel lever on the highback down and away from you.
Step 2
With your boot inside the binding, lean down and pull the ratchet lock up toward you on both the front and rear ratchet.
Step 3
Gently pull on the power strap so the ratchet straps slide through the ratchet assembly.

Tips & Warnings

 
When getting into and out of Flow bindings, dig the toe edge of the board into the hill facing uphill, not downhill, as with traditional bindings.

Article Written By Candace Horgan

Candace Horgan has worked as a freelance journalist for more than 12 years. Her work has appeared in various print and online publications, including the "Denver Post" and "Mix." Horgan holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and history.