These are pretty good bindings. The pad underfoot feels softer than on the malavitas but is still responsive. The straps are great and the hole in the highback makes it easy to carry lol. Not sure these give me increased boardfeel or not. They are comfortable and feel great.
The only crappy thing about these is the lack of side to side adjustment on 4x2 boards. With the malavitas you can turn the plate sideways but with these obviously you can't. If you have an ics board though, it shouldn't matter.
Basically, with bindings, if I can crank them tight and not have to think about them all day then they are doing their job. I only notice bad bindings when the straps loosen or things break. So, with that in mind, I can safely say that these are great bindings.