Good for groomed, level ground. Hard in back country
I ride the 2009 CTX and love the ease of hopping straight onto the hill right off a lift when I'm on groomed runs at Boyne Mt (MI) but the binding was a bit of a problem when riding Blue Sky Basin (Vail, CO) and Breckenridge (CO) back country due to the uneven ground. The straps have a super-grip rubber covering that makes them super difficult to unstrap inbetween runs when the ground isn't level enough to cinch easily. Very comfortable, responsive ride when strapped correctly.