I made some DIY's for personal use last season and finally made a couple finished pairs for my wife and I. Still haven't used them in the bc, but seeing how the protos turned out, I can't wait to use them. I used burton straps along with next seasons highbacks from Flow, Triad slider plates and designed a 6061 welded sidewall to finish it out. White powdercoating and assembled to create these:
I used different color highbacks so I would stop putting the wrong bindings on the board halves in touring mode. A couple of things to note...The straps are mounted to the highback above the pivot point. This allows the rider to tour with the highbacks loose (not locked in the forward lean mode) without the riders boot slipping out of the back of the binding. The negative lean aspect is only limited by the boot flex. The softer flex of the boot, the more negative lean. Because these are very stiff bindings, softer boots can become more of an option.
Weight is 880 grams with toe ramp (no pin) and 900 grams with my light pin which is used specifically in my touring bracket. I didn't shoot for lightest weight on these. I wanted bomber bindings that would last many hard seasons. Every bend was double welded for even more stiffness and custom width to fit our boots snug (not forced) for added board control and feel.
I won't be making these for production, nor will Triad. Flow keeps their patented technology on a very tight leash. That being said...Custom one ups are still a viable option.