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I'm a snowboard instructor in Lake Tahoe so I ride at least 65-75 days consistently every year. I bought K2 cinch because I needed a binding that I could get in and out of quickly. I teach kids ages 7-11 so being able to get in and out of bindings quickly is essential. I was amazed at how good the cinch system works, K2 did a great job! The bindings are durable, easy to use, and responsive. Now to the cons: The bindings are heavier and bulkier than most on the market. I wear a size 12 boot (Burton SL1) so I need a large binding, these bindings make it difficult to transport the board in a regualr board bag. Second, the toe strap is a little bit of an issue (really needs to be a cap strap like Burton bindings). It's a standard strap and has the issues of a standard strap ie.. preasure on the top of your foot, it also needs to be adjusted every couple of runs to maintain a snug fit. These bindings are perfect for what I use them for and I would definately recommend them to others who are looking for a quick entry/exit binding. I do have one word of caution! These are not the bindings you want in moderate to deep powder. In the last week we have had some beautiful powder days, 2 days in a row I had serious problems in powder. Don't get me wrong the K2 Cinch is a great binding but if you are a powder junkie and spend a lot of time in the backcountry this is not the binding for you.