SICK SICK SICK...
They are a little lighter, the ankle strap is VERY comfortable, and they look better in person than in the pic. Buckles slide smoothly, and they are very adjustable. Best improvement on this binding in my opinion is the toe strap. If you look closely in the picture you can see that they used a different material or pattern (looks like little rectangles), this helps for a comfortable snug fit, more so that previous years. I have always been a Burton binding fan, but these are slowly taking over. I like them much more for the park and freestyle aspect of riding. I think that Burtons are more responsive, but these let you move around more aggressively without reacting too much. They are more forgiving and easier to jump around on. The highback seems to stay out of the way until you lean in to it, or want it to respond. This is great for tweaking and while on rails. A very solid binding, I would highly recommend them.