I Cannot Find a Better Binding For the Price (And I've Looked)
I rode these things about 25 days last season and they are wonderful. I like stiffer binders that know what I am thinking and respond before my feet do and here they are. I have gone though Burton Customs, Forum Arenas, and Burton Triads. These are by far my favorite. The straps are like pillows, and the green color looks much less crazy on your board than in this picture. I love the color (all personal preference anyways), the buckles don't get stuck, and my straps have not worn out yet. These even took a shot to the parking lot after I drove out of the resort without closing my roof rack. Cosmetics aside, they still perform the same as day 1. I have also had no screw/part loosening issues. Although I currently have Union Force bindings on my main stick, my loaner/urban riding board still has these babies on it. I had the L/XL bindings on a regular width board and my 8.5 Burton boots fit almost perfect because I liked the bigger plush feeling. The foot bed was just a little bit too wide for my preference, but like I said - totally willing to trade for the big straps. I prefer the Forces just a little but was VERY pleased with these - especially for the price! WOW!