There's not much I can say about these bindings that hasn't already been said but... I have been having the time of my life on them. I just recently switched to tele and the only other binding I had used before was on a rental setup. They didn't feel stable at all, and I had to hold back all day on them. But after buying these, telemarking took on a whole new meaning. Within a couple of days out on them, I can now go almost as hard as I was on my AT setup, and they are a lot better on the uphill as well. They seem like the perfect combination of flex and stability for me when I have them on the second pin setting. If you're just getting started, don't go for the excuse of starting out with a cheaper binding just in case you don't like it, go for these bindings and you'll be hooked... I sure am.