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Importing/Online Purchase Snowboarding Gear

Discussion in 'Noticeboard' started by Caboose, Apr 18, 2007.

  1. Caboose

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    I may have to eat my previous words in regards to supporting Aust Retailers & Distributors

    i'm not blaming the retailers here - i have had 2 different ski/snowsport stores make enquiries in regards to the purchase of a set of High end Flow bindings

    from both stores i have had the same response that the "distributor" of this product can't/won't be stocking this product in the size that i'm after

    so now i'm at that point where i have to purchase this product online or overseas

    i would prefer not to do this, but am at an impass

    can anyone suggest a reputable online snowboard store that they have done business with or an overseas store that stocks Flow bindings

    many thanks

    :cheers:
     
  2. ians 158

    ians 158 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    i had the same problem last year caboose,i wanted amp 5 in size m/L,couldnt find them here,some stores didnt even call me back,got them from sportstop.com, bought them at the end of usa winter.
     
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    Caboose Backcountry.com has them, if you want pm me for a 20% coupon code. Just got one sent to me today
     
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  5. Caboose

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    yeah they don't have the "team" model

    i have emailed them to see of they can get them

    :cheers:
     
  6. Caboose

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    i have found sizes L & XL from some online stores

    no damn mediums [​IMG]
     
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    well if they get in team give us a pm and i'll send you the code
     
  8. Caboose

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    thanks Tcross

    have found them here Puremountain

    anyone used these guys?
     
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  9. Caboose

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    doesn't look like they ship OS [​IMG]
     
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    give them a call, when ever im buying and they say no international shipping, i call thier number to assure that im real and most of the time they will ship
     
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    you would think Flow would answer emails :rolleyes:

    they certainly make it hard for a customer to be loyal to a product
     
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  14. Caboose

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    thanks for the links guys

    i have rung the importer and will ring them again today and they have told me they can't get any

    the hunt is still on

    just emailed a couple of mates in Whistler to see if they can find any in shops near them
     
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    many US based stores could be out of the exact model/size you are after - it is, after all the end of their season and the team binding is incredibly popular.
     
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    Silence i am finding that problem and i do understand that their stocks would be low

    i can't believe there isn't one pair anywhere in the world though

    my beef with the company is it doesn't seem like the company has any in stock so the importer can't buy any in at all

    that is werid

    it is the flagship model of there binding (maybe they don't sell many mediums or maybe the sold out)

    it shows they don't repect the Aus industry if the importer can't get one in

    i know the Large would fit my boots, but there is no room for stretching of the binding in later years so then would become less adjustable

    you have to be picky with bindinds [​IMG]
     
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    still haven't had any response from Flow

    i have used their email form thingy on the website

    NOT good customer service .... :rolleyes:
     
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    already been there, done that and bought the T-shirt steezy no show
     
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    Look elsewhere not just the US and canada. My helmet which i sourced from the UK in the end was sold out everywhere in the world, i picked up one of the last White Bern Bakers from a store in England by luck because i went to the UK sites just to see if they had any bern models.
     
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    i am trying tcross

    not many places seem to stock this model at all (due to the price)
     
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    Hi caboose try to email this guy he may have mediums. As your probably aware the US size is one size smaller than equivalent OZ size so US large will be OZ feet size 7.5 to 9.5. I have a DC Judge size 10 fits perfectly son is a US boot sz 9 still good. Have bought from him and had no problems. Only issue is he is selling 06 model not 07 but at huge discount. I have my 06 and LUV them.
    Try this link Ebay US seller Flow Team
     
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  27. Caboose

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    2006 season

    i'm after 2007 - new mini ratchet system

    fark me i'm picky [​IMG]
     
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    puremountain link i posted earlier

    1) won't ship or sell overseas as yet
    2) won't take international credit cards

    this is probably the option i will take, but get a friend in the states to order it and send it over

    surf the earth - not in stock

     
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    thanks for the effort guys :cheers:
     
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    i have place and order though a friend in the states through Pure Mountain

    lets see how it goes

    i did find another pair in germany for $499 euros (about $850AUS [​IMG] [​IMG] )

    many thanks for your suggestions and help

    btw a few reason i like flow (for those that asked)

    1) very easy to get into - saves time and effort getting on and off lifts etc

    2) very even instep pressure - ie no pressure points - gives a very solid grounding on base plate and board

    3)very responsive - from point 2 i have found this gives me great, quick response edge to edge transitions

    the 1st time i tried a mates i didn't like the feel, but i bought a pair because of the ease of use

    after riding with them now for 8 seasons or so i tried a pair of strap in in march and they gave me the Sh1ts

    high back was too high, stepping on the straps, not enough pressure, too much pressure blah blah blah

    there you go

    :cheers:
     
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    You will love the Teams Caboose as my '06 model are perfect. Its made all the differnce to my riding and the comfort is spot-on.
     
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    yeah i can't wait cayenne :woohoo: