Both my buddy and I bought these bindings 1 week ago. 1st day was a Snowbird, and the bindings were great. Lightweight, stiff, real sick. 2nd day was hiking backcountry lines at Park City, again, lightweight bindings, great for hiking. Then the baseplate breaks (right where the lateral part of the heel strap connects to the baseplate). It completely fractures all the way through the base plate. My buddy has his baseplate fracture on the 3rd day (this one actually had the entire heel-cup break off). These bindings are poorly made.