Binding Review: 08-09 Flux Titan
17 Mar, 2008
Location: Keystone, Colorado
Snow Conditions: Cold, overcast with hard packed groomed runs.
Setup: I rode the Flux Titans on the O-matic Celebrity with my Vans Omni Focus boots.
Time to set up the binding: A little longer but I give credit when it’s freezing out having to turn screws without gloves.
Fit: The Titans were very good fitting to my boot. Probably the best fit in terms of the cap strap fitting my boot toe box perfectly. The ankle strap was more bulky but still secure in fitting my boot, just had to tighten it harder.
First Impression: I definitely notice weight when it comes to Flux bindings, they always weigh more than other bindings I’m used to. Even with weight, the Titans were plush in comfort. It’s like owning a waterbed…it’s a bitch to move, but damn nice to sleep in.
Appearance: I have seen the Titans for 08-09 in the rainbow which looks amazing but I rode the Titans in the simple black and brown design. I like the look of them, very simple with the Flux signature look to the binding.
Comfort: The titans were amazingly comfortable, no pressure points and very secure with my boot.
Functionality: I need to spend more time with Flux playing around with them to see how adjustable they are. Every time I get on them, they are adjusted to my boot just fine so I never have to make any adjustments on the mountain. As a binding they are functional cause they work, definitely a heavier binding.
Flex: The highback is comfortable but offers a good flex when riding, allowing the rider to dig into heelside turns and hold it steady. With the softer overall flex you can easily maneuver tricks in the bindings, I had no problems with flexing to press.
Response: I felt a lot more grounded when riding with the titans. That combined with the ankle strap allows you to hold toeside turns without losing stability. They offered support and decent response on the mountain without making it a difficult ride.
Toe Strap: It was perfection to my boot. The capstrap was secure and held my boot back in the binding with no movement. It was comfortable in design and snug. Definitely one of my favorite toe straps I rode.
Overall Impression: After riding a bunch of bindings, getting on Flux is always a nice good ride. Definitely one of the most comfortable binding companies out there, I enjoyed the Titans for how they rode. Definitely a fun binding to mess around with and still give you something to make the freeriding good on the mountain. I combined it with a more park board which was a good match.