Hello and welcome to my Flux SR bindings review.
In this review I will take a look at the SR as all-mountain-freeride snowboard bindings.
As per tradition here at SnowboardingProfiles.com I will give the SR a score out of 100 (based on several factors) and see how they compare with other all-mountain-freeride bindings.
Note: This review has not been updated for the 2021 model
Note: The Flux SR are quite soft flexing and I would normally rate these in the freestyle category. This category is usually reserved for those bindings with a 6.5 to 7.5 flex. But I decided to include the SR here since Flux describes them essentially as "powder" bindings. I don't have a separate category for such, so I chose this category. However, since they don't fit nicely into any category, they don't rate as well as they might had there been a dedicated "surfy powder" category" or something like that
Bindings: Flux SR 2020
Price: $294 (USD recommended retail)
Other Uses: All–Mountain-Freeride
Flex Rating: Medium-Soft (4/10)
Flex Feel: Medium-Soft (4/10)
Rating Score: 77.1/100
Compared to other All-Mountain-Freeride Bindings
Out of the 14 all-mountain-freeride bindings that I rated:
Overview of the SR’s Specs
Check out the tables for the SR’s specs and available sizes.
Powder, surfy all-mountain
2 x 4 | 4 x 4
US BOOT SIZE
EURO BOOT SIZE
UK BOOT SIZE
Who are the SR Most Suited to?
The SR are a great choice for anyone looking for a soft flexing (but not ultra soft), surfy feeling binding, but one that's good quality and well built.
Beginners could ride this binding too. It's easy going and easy to ride with and matches well with medium-soft flexing boards.
The SR in More Detail
O.k. let’s take a more detailed look at what the SR are capable of.
Bindings: Flux SR 2020
Date: April 14, 2019
Conditions: Great vis first thing but started closing in and then snowing 10:30. Then on and off throughout the day. But vis was never terrible – in patches good and in patches OK.
Groomers were quite smooth and fast, especially compared to the day before, which was nice.
Nothing crazy in terms of fresh snow, but 1cm (0.5") overnight and few more than that in the days leading up - some fresh patches still to be found.
Relatively cold with a little wind, but not much - wind not as strong and not quite as cold as the day before. -4 with wind. Still pretty cold for April 14th!
Bindings angles: +15/-15
They're not like ultra soft, but they're a little softer than medium. 4/10 is pretty accurate, by my feel.
Not the binding for elbow deep carves, but for a surfy feel and in terms of maneuverability at slower speeds, they're really good. Great for those tight situations through trees, weaving through bumps etc.
The SR don't have a mini-disc or anything like that, but they're board feel is very good. I would say that's at least in part to do with the minimal thin foot bed.
Heel Cup: No
Stance Width: You can run the disc vertically or horizontally, so if you run it horizontally, then you get good stance width adjustment
Highback Lean: Yes - tool-less
Ankle Strap Position: Yes
Ankle and toe strap length: Yes (tool-less), though I haven't seen a binding that doesn't
Gas pedal/toe ramp extension: Yes
Highback Rotation: Yes
Compatible with: 2 x 4 | 4 x 4 – need a separate disc for channel mounting
You can adjust these bindings in most ways. You can adjust the heel ramp too, which you can’t on most bindings, so that gives you some extra adjustment there.
Pretty minimal. Thin, hard footbed. This has it's advantages but not great for chatter or shock absorption.
One of the smoother ratchet systems in the binding market.
Really comfortable all round. Only thing is that lack of padding underfoot, but otherwise, the ankle and toe straps are very good (typical of flux) and the fit around the boot is really good.
Really good ankle support. Not quite to the same level as other Flux bindings - but these are meant for surfy riding, so I think it's done purposefully on these.
Score Breakdown and Final Verdict
Check out the breakdown of the score in the table below.
Contribution to Final Score
TOTAL after normalizing
If you like to surf the mountain and like a softer binding, but still want a well built binding with a quality baseplate and quality straps, then the SR is a great option. Higher end bindings are typically stiffer flexing, so the SR is a rarity, in terms of it's flex and quality combination.
Could be used as beginner bindings too (all be it pricier ones) or for playful freestyle riding.
More Info, Current Prices and Where to Buy Online
If you want to see how the SR compared to other all-mountain-freeride bindings, or want to check out some other options, check out the link below.