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I have had these bindings for my 2nd season now, and while cosmetically they look like they have been through a war, they still function like new. The ratchets still feel solid and work like new (which is more than I can say for Ride's bindings) and I have no problems with the baseplate or the hell cup. The screw slats on the disc however are kinda awkward to use and manipulate and the fact that they aren't covered up by the footbed is annoying, ice loves to get packed on top of the screws... Cosmetically though, I feel these bindings could use some better paint. I have the orange and teal ones from last year, and the orange paint on the aluminum parts has faded to a sort of light peach, and the paint chips off way too easy on all parts of the bindings. Also, the toe straps got a little torn up after only a few rides, but haven't gotten any worse since. Regardless, I am constantly getting comments and compliments on the two color scheme, so big props to Forum for that. Overall pretty solid binders, I would take Forums over Ride's any day.