I bought these bindings last season and thought there were okay. Initially I thought the ankle straps were a bit stiff whatever I can brake them in. It actually took me a few days to make my adjustments to the bindings. This year I dusted off my board and bindings and took them for a spin however the first day back out the ankle strap started to crack and rip. Now that Im riding powder the ratchet system is freezing and I feel like Im going to break the binding every time I try to unstrap. I have to tighten the screws pretty much every night. Bottom line if you are looking for a solid binding these are not them.