i've replaced three boards in the time i've had mine and, while the boards have taken some abuse the bindings sill ride relatively well. there are enough adjustments to make them stiffer on the mountain and looser in the park. i'd like burton to add more shock absorption material in the base plate for the big jumps (the four hole disc isn't fully padded, but the three hole version is), but might buy these again. the new toe and heel straps do make the bindings more comfortable, and are a solid upgrade over last years model. i have broken the highback, however. the living hinge ripped right out of the plastic. unfortunately, burton didn't have any exact replacements for the highback (i ordered a funky color from another year). i would have liked these bindings to take more of a beating, but still a decent product.