I'm a big fan of aluminum bindings. This year I figured i've heared alot from Bro's about these puppies and i'll give em a shot. man theses are perrrrrrrrfect!!!!! the right amount of stiff/cush and bling. they handle hard turns, tweaked out jibs, and hard overshot landings. oh and did i mention CUSH? soo freaking comfortable! i'm alittle worried about the longevity of them because of a little bity peace of plastic right along the heel cup on the high back it so skinny i'm beeting if they break thats where it's going to be. but it's still super early in the season we will see in about 20 more days.