These bindings are sick. They have all the right materials in all the right places. Composite baseplate with damping heel inserts. Metal rails and heelcup transfer superfast. And the little things matter too, the easy entry flaps that hold the ankle strap open make entry easy and fast. Some of the colors are ugly as hell (looks like a first grader colored them), but I guess thats the way things are going these days. Ride em.