The Republic has made its way up the ranks at my house, and has proven itself this year on several boards. Quickly becoming my go-to binding.
The split baseplate combined with the hinge disk is a simple concept that WORKS. You can feel the flex under your feet. Enough said?
The full length GOOD VIBES footbed feels great. Absorbs the vibrations and flat landings, but doesnt feel mushy under your boots.
The highback is nice... Not too high, not too low. I ride with almost zero forward lean, and this binding is still super responsive.
The tool-less adjustments on the straps is NICE... But mandatory, because the ankle strap likes to pack out pretty quick, and continues to stretch throughout the day. Better start out with it a little shorter than you usually ride!!
Not many complaints. These are super nice bindings without having to spend a fortune. TAME colorways make them easy to match up to your current deck.