I love the cartels. They are a strong and sturdy binding. It gives the rider great control over. I really don't have any complaints about these bindings. The gel heel does make a difference when it comes to comfort. As well as the canted highbacks. One great feature that isn't mentioned is that the toe strap and the main straps are tool-free as well. The hardware is easy and smooth to operate. I have no issues tightening them up or taking them off with mittens even on the move.