Well, I loved these bindings until I broke the metal frame supporting the heel cup..on BOTH bindings so it's not a manufacturing defect. These bindings ride great which explains the good reviews but I bet most of these reviewers haven't spend 50 hard days in them. I only weigh 155 lbs but I ride hard and I ride for 6 hrs a day 3 to 4 days a week. Not good for anyone who really gets with it...backcountry, steeps, butters and hits. I recommend this binding for posers and gapers only.