This is my favorite binding I've ridden for a number of reasons. It is incredibly comfortable while still providing great response. Perfect for jibbing around in the park, or charging big mountain. I've been riding Forces for about 3 seasons now and I don't really have any interest in any other bindings besides more Forces. The toe cap is a great design, the highback actually has support, and you can really tweak the adjustments to fit your boot perfect. The ratchets and ladders are very durable too. I normally blow through ratchets, but i think i might still be on my originals for these. The only major drawback to these bindings is the hardware seems to get loose easy, but that's not really a big deal, just make sure everything is tight every few times you ride. Also, if you are a size 10 or so in a M/L you might find the straps are a little too long. All you need to do is take off the connector piece between your strap and binding, then reattach your strap directly to the binding - problem solved!