Flux TT30 2013 - 2010 Review by The Good Ride
The Flux TT30 is their Burton Cartel and it is made to fit the widest scope of riders. These bindings are good for giving you a lot of freedom while still being super comfortable and responsive in a smooth kind of way. They perform well just about anywhere but you see these mostly in the park. Their semi mellow do anything response performs very well with easy to turn reverse camber snowboards as well as soft to medium flexing camber boards.
Days 20+ from many years
Riders: James, Jimbo, Peter, Kyle, Mary, Ginger, and a few others.
We were able to get about 20+ days on these bindings and were rather impressed with its smooth cruising ride. The Flux TT30 bindings integrate well with just about any set up. Many bindings in the line have made some big changes that affected performance.
Flex: The high back’s shape hasn’t changed over the last three years but the flex has changed a little. It’s not enough to notice but maybe the more discerning rider can tell the difference.
Adjustability: Everything is tweakable just about any way except for the high back. It’s tooless adjustment above the discs is top notch and makes for an easy binding to dial out.
Comfort: These bindings make everything comfortable. At first look the design of the toe and ankle strap seem to be a step behind burton design wise. Upon looking closer its very much their own thing. Its probably the best fitting toe trap and ankle strap. The base plate and back line up well with the boot to eliminate any pressure points.
Heel to Toe Response: We felt all years to be very smooth but they all react well if you put effort into a turn. The toe and heel side turning is very similar so you get a very consistent feel when transitioning from edge to edge. There are many bindings that don’t have this feeling. We are very impressed with the smooth feel it has. There is a decent improvement with the response of the 2012 over the 2011 and 2010 models. Maybe it’s just in our head because the binding is lighter or maybe that makes a difference. We don’t know but can say that the 2013 is a little more responsive and a little more snappy.
Tip to Tail Response: These bindings don’t have the magic that many bindings do these days when it comes to reducing dead spots. There is solid suppor
Ratchet System: Great ratchet system that comes on and off very easily.
Boot Support: Very solid support here. The ankle strap system with Flux really does a good job with holding in your heel. You don’t usually find this support with a binding in this price range. It doesn’t take much effort to crank it down. The larger ankle strap with the SF45 offers more support but this is about as good as it gets with the smaller/older design ankle strap.
Shock Absorption: This is a step below the SF45 and has a more all mountain feel. Other companies are introducing gel padding and dense foam on the heel. Some are using a combination of rubber-like heel base connected to fiberglass, foam or Gel that makes for an incredibly smooth ride at high speed. It also helps landings. These don’t have more than a few millimeters of foam. It makes you wonder how they would react to a bad landing of a big kicker. We didn’t go big so we wouldn’t know but we did notice a little less love on the landings. If you are young you won’t care but if you are looking to ride into your 40′s and 50′s like we are then you might want to consider something else. If you aren’t going big then they will be fine. Not much has happened here from 2010 to 2013 and we’d like to see this change in the future.
Approximate Weight: Before 2012 the bindings were light but closer to the medium side of light. Now they are more in the heavier end of light or light end of normal.
2013 Flux TT30 Overview
The 2012 TT30 lost some weight and they added a new base plate that is similar to the high end binding base plates of old. There is also new toe straps that are lighter.
For 2011 Flux changed the name from the Titan to the TT30 but the ride is very similar. The Toe strap was changed from an over the toe specific to a hybrid but that is about it.
Semi-Challenging - Easy Turning
Intermediate - Expert
Reduced Dead Spot
Burton Channel Compatible