I wanted a binding with good response, aluminum ratchets, good durability, and the name Burton on it. The smooth glide technology really works. I can get out of the binding in about one second and I can strap the bindings in about 7-10 seconds. The forward lean adjustment (FLAD) is really great. I usually make mine more forward so I can do heel sides quicker and get a better response. There is also an adjustable gas pedal, so you can accommodate your boot with it so you don't get any toe drag. These bindings can fit 4x4 holes and Burtons triangle shape which is great!