have been a huge drake fan for years but i will admit i cheated on them the last two years and im really sorry i did!! this pair of bindings is very light and has great response. i also like the lower high back and 0 forward lean on these baabies is really 0!! No more taking off forward lean hardware to really get 0 lean. the fast adjust straps are an awesome idea and have already come in handy a few times. cheap and awesome just like agreat date lol 5 of 5 fer sure!!!