I had the 2006 model before upgrading the next year to this one. I totally dig the Escapade!! My biggest problem with the 2006 model was that the top cap kept slipping off of my boot and that affected my riding when I needed it the most. With the 2007, they added a rubber grip on the inner side of the toe strap that helps to keep the strap from "relocating" itself. Every now and again when I dig really hard on my toe edge will the strap slip with this model (2007), but overall could not ask for a better binding!