I have ridden these for an entire season now and have had some good experiences with this binding. The ankle strap is VERY plush and never digs in too deeply at contact points. The toes strap needs a little bit of work as it tends to slide off without warning. This isn't crucial, but a little disconcerting for some. The paint has started to chip off a bit but then again, I'm not the nicest on my gear. The asym highback is nice in that you don't have to tweak it so that it actually fits the slant of your legs while riding. I didn't really notice a big difference in the V-pad from other bindings as far as vibration reduction but it is nice to not worry about scratching your board with your bindings. All in all, I would recommend this as a solid, all mountain binding.