I busted my bindings last year and went thru 4 sets of bindings before trying the SPX 55. Now I'm sold on Salomon bindings. They're more comfortable than the aluminum bindings I tried. They don't hurt my feet. Most importantly toe straps were vibrating loose with other bindings (during hard riding). I have not had that problem with the SPX55. These bindings are comfortable without sacrificing freeride performance. They're stiff but they also isolate you from vibrations and chatter, which isn't always the case stiff bindings. Most importantly they have proven to be reliable regardless of what I've thrown at them. I highly recommend these bindings.