After one full season I'm sold on it
This binding totally works. Had it out 30 to 40 days on the hills, and zero problems. Rock solid hold. Totally consistent. Zero adjustments to the straps after I set them up. I was worried that the highback angle adjustment screw setting might change, but it didn't budge, either. In order to fold the highback down for travel I had to undo one side of the top strap, but I just set it at the mark it was at when I put it back together and that did it. No sweat, same feel, same performance. I have zero complaints about these babies. The gold aluminum base looks gorgeous, too. Going to ride them another year, hopefully with zero problems again, and will report back in a year.