I bought these as a Christmas present to myself this year. This is my third year boarding and wanted something that I could get into and out of faster than the normal bindings. These work great! Fast entry and exit, and I feel very comfortable going down the hill. I feel very in control and am able to push my limits a bit with the bindings. They are great and I haven't had any trouble that others have noted previously. I also made sure to get the latest ones, and not the cheaper versions.