These Union Forces are an amazing pair of bindings. They're made extremely durably with Dupont Zytel , magnesium ratches, and an extruded aluminum heelcup. They're a mid-flexing binding and are extremely versatile. Quite responsive and they're really my go-to all-mountain binding. I don't get pressure points with the straps and the binding is very adjustable (forward lean, heelcup, highback rotation, toe-ramp, etc). The one small thing is that if you want to use the front strap as a toe cap, you have to make sure you position it correctly, otherwise it may slip up and "become" a traditional toe strap.