"Shaka" means cool or smooth in native Hawaiian. Well, these new bindings are appropriately named. They are cool in that they look cool. They are smooth in that you forget they are on when you're shredding. I liked the lower profile and the iGel. I feel like I get greater reverse camber bend. Just so you know, however, you can't just screw these things down on a 4-hole pattern board and expect to ride. You have to be fairly mechanically inclined because the bindings require several adjustments to fit your boots. Additionally, you have to be conscientious about tightening your bolts because the cool hinged plate causes greater loosening. But, that said, these are the best bindings I have ever owned!