Are Flux Bindings good?
The Flux XF Snowboard Binding is great in terms of fit, support, and response but it comes with almost no shock absorption. For us, no shock absorption is the deal breaker because it’s hard on joints from young to old but if you are ok with that then the rest of the binding is really well done.
What flex should my bindings be?
The flex of your snowboard bindings should be appropriate to your ability level and the terrain you ride. It should also match the flex in your boots. Flex levels of bindings vary based on your skill level and preferred terrain. Most riders choose soft to medium flex, while racers choose stiff flex.
Does snowboard binding size matter?
How Should Snowboard Bindings Fit My Boots? Snowboard bindings come in general sizes – Small S/M, Medium M/L, and Large L/XL. A properly fit binding should allow the boot to flex, but not sway. If you have comfortable boots, and the bindings securely grip your boots with no extra play, then you have a good match.
Are stiffer snowboards better?
Generally, stiffer boards offer increased edge grip and faster response at high speeds. This makes them the favourite of riders looking to change grooves or big powder lines.
Do snowboards get more flexible over time?
Break in your snowboard. The more you ride, the more flexible the board becomes. Longer, firmer boards are less flexible than shorter boards because they are for heavier people, but you can break them in just the same and end up with similar flexibility as a shorter board if you board enough.
How much toe overhang is OK on snowboard?
You will need overhang to be able to apply leverage to your edges and to get the most out of your board. 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch of boot overhang for both toe and heel is ideal, and will not create problematic toe or heel drag.
How tight should your snowboard bindings be?
Your bindings should be sufficiently tight to prevent excess movement of your foot while carving down the mountain. With traditional strap bindings, tighten both the ankle strap and toe strap as tight as you can without compromising circulation to your feet.
How do you know what binding size you need?
Bindings typically come in Small, Small/Medium, Medium, Medium/Large, Large & Large/X Large. Unfortunately there isn’t an industry norm for which boot size fits which binding size….Women’s Snowboard Binding Sizes (by US Women’s Boot Sizes)
How do I know what size bindings to get?
Your skis’ waist width will determine the ski brake width (the distance between the two brake arms). For example, if your skis are 80mm wide at the waist, you will need bindings with a brake width of at least 80 mm and preferably no wider than 95 mm.
Why would you want a stiff snowboard?