bought these bindings for my girlfriend. she got the white lexa bindings and they are quite colorful. they may be a little bit flashy instead of the typical black color. i tried to get the white bindings at stores but they generally had black ones. she's a beginner and she's been improving ever since she got these bindings (she had other bindings and i found that they were just too big for her boots) as a snowboarder for 8 years, i find that the bindings are really well made and give a better support and comfort than previous generations of burton bindings. it really made me wish i could go back to burton bindings. i think the price was a little bit steep but its not like they would wear out within a year. so it is a good investments.