These are pretty good bindings especially for the price. The only problem I have with them is that they don't really want to un-ratchet...maybe that's a good thing, but it slows you down when you want to get out quick. Other than that they look cool and are a nice ride. It's cool how you can pick when to strap on the toe.
These boots are definitely a step up from rentals, but not the best in the world. However, for the price they are a steal! I beat them up pretty bad and they've lasted. The quick lace system takes a while to get used to, but they stay put all day. If you have a bigger budget go for something else, but these are great boots for this price.
I was looking for a board that I could start on and would last me for awhile once I got better. This was definitely the board...LOVE IT!! It's not too stiff so it's nice and forgiving to new riders and will tear up the park later on. Also, good for just running down the groomers!1