I basically purchased these bindings as i thought they would be diverse, being able to use them in the park and on the slopes. They are quite heavy and definately don't accomodate your freestyle ability in terms of flex and pop. Even going down the slopes i wasnt getting the response i would have like to recieved. I probably should have opted for the medium over the large even though i am a size US10 boot. It will get the job done but doesnt have that cutting edge over other bindings. I opted out for Union.