In addition to the cables always loosening up and my endless fight with ice buildup causing the tour/ski mode to not function properly, I have now discovered an inexcusable problem that is prompting me to return the bindings. The toe plate has become loose. In tour mode and in ski mode the toe piece rocks side to side. I have compared my bindings to my husband's and found his to have a small amount of play, not enough to be alarming, but my bindings, which do have a little more use, are just plain sloppy. So it could just be my bindings or it is problem that will develop with age. Mine have maybe 100 days on them. I expect more at 300$ a pair. The toe plates move a couple cm to either side which could translate to inches of movement by the time the energy is transferred to the tip of the ski. I tightened every screw I could find to no avail. I have to admit I enjoy the way the bindings ski and will never go without the free pivot again, but this problem I am having is the straw that broke the camel's back. I am going to get some hammerheads!!! Which I just learned may have the same problem but are easily tightened. Happy skiing!