I don't know why anyone would want the old style of bindings. Who wants to sit down and waste time strapping in? I can as i'm getting off the lift position my foot and lock in the boot without having to stop. This comes in very handy as most of my friends ski. It feels just the same as a traditional strap in binding without all the hassle. This product also has the harsh mellow footbed, combinded with harsh mellow in my K2 boots and K2 Slayblade it provides the best ride on the mountain. I have tried many other systems and have never found a company that is better than K2. They by far make the best products in the world!