Not a bad binding really
beefed these up a bit for the 08-09 season. I did not test these out on a board, but at the demo day last spring where we were testing the new stuff these looked better than last years bindings. I demoed last years charm and wasn't unimpressed but wasn't not impressed. I would consider these more freestyle, beginner to intermediate.overall it is what you pay for. As far as other reviews saying the binding doesn't bounce back. I have run into this problem on all of my Burton bindings also. ratchets are easy to replace. and as far as screws not staying in. If you are on a different brand's board they may have a little different threading in the holes. Get some "lock tight" and that will help hold screws in also. over all I would get these bindings for my sisters set-up. price point and in the range of her ability.