This binding totally works. Had it out 30 to 40 days on the hills, and zero problems. Rock solid hold. Totally consistent. Zero adjustments to the straps after I set them up. I was worried that the highback angle adjustment screw setting might change, but it didn't budge, either. In order to fold the highback down for travel I had to undo one side of the top strap, but I just set it at the mark it was at when I put it back together and that did it. No sweat, same feel, same performance. I have zero complaints about these babies. The gold aluminum base looks gorgeous, too. Going to ride them another year, hopefully with zero problems again, and will report back in a year.