I was looking forward to using these. They have a lot of very good features. One problem though; I found the toe strap to be useless. I wear a pair of 9.5 Salomon Malamutes. Width wise the Malamutes fit snugly into the binding (size large), however, the toe strap would not hold my toe down no matter how tight I tightened the straps.... before putting my foot in (no ratchet, both sides have compression levers). I'm not sure why they used angled plastic straps. Straight ones would work perfectly and would be even better with a ratchet on one side.
Another issue is the highback lever. It's aluminum, the flexible clip that it locks into is soft plastic. I'm not sure if these were already returned once, but after mounting these to my board and having made a few forward lean adjustments the clip was beginning to wearing down. Not good, I hadn't even used them. Hard plastics or metal would be best for the clip.
If someone were to do a little modification to a gettagrip capstrap I'm sure these would be much more functional. For $300 I don't want to have to do a modification.
If these issues get fixed, I'ld definitely try these again. I'm not going to hold my breath.
I'll stick my flow nxt-fse's.