Good basic binding..
These bindings are solid. Good intro binding. Yes the Metal frame is heavier than most other brands or models that are plastic, but I've had these going into 4 seasons (60+ days each season) now and only now the binding straps are wearing out (the padding is kind of falling apart). Very responsive. I agree that the straps do sometimes feel like they stick and don't come out as smoothly as other bindings I've used, but its not like you get trapped in them and can't get out.