Great feel with durable construction. I have tried the Burton 2013 Malavita RE: Flex and the Shaka is a better binding all around. The hinged base plate is a great design. The high back lean is hard to adjust but that is the only con for these bindings. It would help if the bindings came with more detailed instructions. This binding along with the Forum Destroyer Double-Dawg is the best ride I have had.