These binding were a step out of the box for me - i used to be obsessed with my Burton Cartel POS's - These Drakes have been freaking RAD. The extra padding around the ankle, surprisingly, makes a big difference when I'm in the park jibbing and riding powder. I have small feet so the adjustable foot padding is way sweet. Vice versa if you have big feet the adjustable foot padding extends! Drakes have made me realize how huge of a roll the binding has in riding.These are winners. High Fives all around Dogfunk!