Stiff and responsive
I rode the Ride Team bindings for two seasons and this is a great upgrade in the binding. The high back on my teams was always super stiff and there wasn't a lot of room for error with them. Ride took the carbon fiber out of the high back and put it in the heel cup of the binding. Now you get the torsional flex you want out of the high back and even more response and better energy transfer out of the binding with the carbon being in the heel. The ankle and toe straps are comfortable and easily adjusted. If you want a stiff, very responsive binding for free riding This is the best one on the market.