I love this binding! The new ankle strap is very comfortable and has a gap to help prevent a pressure point experienced in older ride straps. I prefer Ride's Toe cap to Burton's because the material is stretchy and forms around the front of your boot exactly, no matter what the shape and stays in place. The metal base plate is stiff, responsive, and comfy, while the new shape highback has a great flex and does not dig into my calves. These are also just as light as the Burton Cartel's I tried out the same day.