I had ridden Burton boards and bindings (rentals in Australia and New Zealand), and then bought these Ride bindings and an Option board. The response and control I've now got feels like a Porsche 911. My mate tried them too, and was astounded. These bindings are great, although a little small for my boots. There's a firm hold how they screw down to the board too. Only negative is when you unclip, it goes off with a crack.