"Shaka" is Pidgin (slang Hawaiian, there's no s in the native Hawaiian language) for great, excellent, cool, brilliant, having fun, or good job. And this is the coolest binding out there! The hinge disk is so smooth and so nice! This is the first binding I've ever owned that has a pad over the baseplate! It is so comfy having that padding on hard landings! And who could forget, the Brah strap! It's so comfortable you forget its there!!