Solid choice in manufacturing materials starts off this review on a high note. These things are durable, and I made sure to put that to the test with some really hard riding. Unclear how much shock-absorption is gained with the specialized base material, but in comparing with my old step-ins which were basically metal on metal these represent huge progress. All angles are adjustable. I was really impressed with the response these offered, carving was just as good if not better than the step-ins. Docking .4 points for some toe-strap slippage resulting from ice buildup - the front toe-strap didn't stay locked and had loosened a little bit by the end of some runs. However, after cleaning off the ice like a responsible rider they were solid and good to go for many more killer runs. Quick and easy adjustment - 20s max delay after getting off the lifts. Thanks Solomon - this binding offers ideal response in the bowls, trees, parks...you name it, then slay it.