I have the 2012-13 Contact Pro and I really like them, there were a few design flaws that I didn't like(namely how the heel ladder strap was attached and the toe strap ratchets were at times difficult to release). The 14-15 version eliminated all the design complaints I had, and improved on an already awesome binding. The new mini disc is a good idea, I think it makes the setup a bit easier and provides a bit more precise set up. I also believes it makes the board a more responsive,(when installing use one screw without the washer to attach the binding to the board, then install hardware as normal, work smarter not harder). All the adjustments are simple and straight forward. Highbacks are a good mix of firm and flexible, straps are comfy and have held up well. The EVA base reduces chatter significantly and kinda add to the surfy feel that I love. There are only two complaints that I can see people having with these bindings. 1: The adjustable gas pedal is gone, I know you adjust the heel loop to center your boot in the binding, it's just I like having the adjustment on the footbed. 2: This not my complaint, but one I've heard repeatedly and is a valid but splitting hairs. The paint easily flakes off. OH NO!!! Not the paint!!! What kind of world do we live in?
I don't see how you can go wrong with these bindings. You tear them up, you can rebuild them, the price point is $167.00 as of today. These bindings will last at the least a couple seasons of 50+ days on the mountain. Writing this review I've almost talked myself into buying another pair.