I have had these bindings since last fall, when my legs are tired from resort skiing, i can still bang out a superior lap before the resort opens. The tour effortlessly. Kick turns (changing direction in the skin track) finally made sense to me after getting this ski. So light and you can lock in, what more do you need. The only problem i have found is that ice builds up under the toe, but just carry a thin tool with you to chizzle it away and make sure you are fully locked in. Also they are a bit pricey but should last years.