Price US $159

Flux GE15 2013 Review by The Good Ride

The Flux GE15 is the Women’s entry level binding for those that want to stop renting but also want a binding that you don’t have to get rid of when you get better.

Days: 4
Riders: Ginger, Tawny and a few others.

The Flux GE15 is no show stopper but you get more with this binding than you do with just about any other binding in this price range. It even looks like the other high end Flux bindings.  That is why you pay a little more but even as an advanced or expert rider you could still be very happy with this performance.

Flex: It’s got a good middle ground flex to handle just about any beginner board but it can also handle boards that take a bit more work edge to edge.

Adjustability: Like all Flux bindings you don’t need anything but your fingers to dial out these bindings after you screw in the discs.

Comfort: You don’t often find this type of comfort in a board of this price. Every one is different but most don’t have any pressure points with these.

Heel-Toe Response: A pretty smooth and predictable feel edge to edge. It’s not going to have as much response as the GM30 but it does well for it’s price range.

Tip-Tail Response: There isn’t much going on here when it comes to providing a reduced dead spot so the board doesn’t flex like it could with other bindings that do provide a reduced dead spot underfoot.  Still the ankle strap has a decent amount of support to give you leverage to butter n such with the board and it surprises you at how well it does with such a dead spot under foot.

Boot Support: There is a lot of support going on here. Even though this is entry level the toe and ankle strap offer a solid hold that other bindings don’t usually offer at this price range. It’s not as locked in as the higher end bindings but it sure does help make you feel like your boot, binding and board are all working together.

Ratchet System: Very good ratchet system. It’s not as good as the higher end ratchets systems Flux offers but it does not stick or cause problems.

Shock Absorption: Probably the one flaw we see with this binding. It doesn’t offer the cush under the foot but it is damp. There is little to nothing in terms of shock absorption under your heel which is the most important part.  We’d like to see them do a little more here to make things a little easier under foot.

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Riding Level

Beginner - Advanced

Quick Release

No

Manufactured in

China

Canted Footbed

No

Burton Channel Compatible

Yes

Approx. Weight

Feels Normal

Flex

Medium

Boot Support

Firm

Turn Initiation

Medium

Buttering

Medium

Adjustability

Great

Comfort

Great

Ratchet System

Great

Shock Absorption

Poor