I hadn't bought new snowboard bindings in a long long time. I'm so glad I updated this year. I've only had the chance to use these a few times this season, but I can't believe the difference. I go faster, turn better and with less effort, and feel more attached to and in sync with my board. More control, more response. Work great with the Emerald Boots. No heel lift, no discomfort. So far, so good.