- Price: £180 / €200 / $220
- Sizes: S, M, L
- Flex: 4/10
- Entry System: Rear Entry
- BUY DIRECT FROM FLOW
No matter where you sit on the Great Family-Dividing Rear-Entry Bindings debate – “Gimme that sweet easy access!”, “Heck no son, it’s crank-down security or death!” or “You what now, mate?” – one thing we can all agree on and set our differences aside over is that women-specific bindings are few and far between when compared to their more testosterone-centric counterparts. Even more so, in the search for rear-entry offerings.
“The all-new tech for 2021 has further cemented the Mayon as the real deal for those looking to push their performance to the next level”
It’s little surprise, to be honest, that Flow have really come through on this front. The go-to name in rear-entry bindings, their ladies’ Mayon may have first hit the market last season, but the all-new tech for 2021 has further cemented them as the real deal for those looking to push their performance to the next level, that love a little explosiveness in their shred, and want the quickest way to get a board under their feet, too.
In terms of the similarities that grabbed us when it launched last year, the Mayon still offers Flow’s game-changing ActiveStrap Technology which makes slipping the boot in stress-free thanks to simply raising the main strap slightly when you pull down on the highbacks. It’s a small detail that gives your boot a touch more room to find its way, but one that plays a massive difference in the back-entry’s argument for being the superior option in the market.
What has changed (as well as adding a tasty white and green colourway), is the use of the new ExoFrame Fusion PowerStrap – Flow’s big shiny showpiece for the new season. These 3D-molded straps feature a duo of foot-securing ExoSpines across the ankle and toe zones, which work in harmony with the suspended strap frame beneath to distribute pressure evenly, and efficiently (and explosively) send energy into the glass-filled nylon baseplate. The 2021 Mayon is a case of “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it… unless you can turbocharge it.” And we like it.