Very durable, simple binding. Everything you need nothing you don't. Straps could use a tad more padding and baseplate padding isn't as cushy as say the cartels. However, these are much more durable. The true board flex thing is def. noticable. I'd say there 6.5/10 for flex. The are stiffer than the atlas and less than the sl's. Bout the same flex as cartels, tad stiffer than the contact pros. Don' hesitate to pick these up, sure they aren't as comfy as cartels but they are waaaayyyyy more durable and more core.