overall i love these bindings! they were just what i needed - something stiff for faster shredding for my stiffer board. the bindings are ultra responsive and can turn on a dime with little effort. they're great for carving and trees. my only dislike is at times when i'm riding pretty hard i, the bindings loosen up by a click or two on the ankle strap. perhaps this could attributed to my boots too?? i have the salomon kiana boots which are softer. those boots feel great with a flexible binding, but i have to really tighten them to feel right with the escapades. would i purchase another set of escapades - yes.