In the two trips since I got my new Freerides I have been very happy with them. They are solid, predictable and easy to use. They are nice and strong and that feels good when you are stomping out a stance while skinning. They have very nice downhill performance too, transferring the movements from the boot to the ski precisely. The only problem I have had with them was one inadvertent switch from alpine to tour mode. It was in a fall where I popped right back up and I didn't notice it for a couple of turns.