i got these half way through the 08/09 season because my old stupid rosignols broke on me. i strapped these in the next day and i could tell such a differance. you can feel the entire board and you almost never get cramps. i rode these atleast 30 days on the mountain and honestly felt maybe 3 cramps in that time frame. these are perfect for jupms and kickers and still back you up on jibs for sure. the straps are PERFECT and always easy to get on and off. you have to get these bindings!