I just read a couple of the reviews on this binding and for those reviewers who said that these bindings are hard to get your boot out of they don't know what they are talking about. The only reason your boot may fit tight in the binding is if you do not set them up correctly meaning you've set them up way to tight, if you set them up too tight you will feel pressure points. Set-up takes less then a minute unless you're totally brain dead. I always re-setup my bindings on the mountain every time I go out, as the only flaw in the flow design is the highback can not be layed down all the way unless you open up one side of the binding and fold the highback underneath the strap. I always carry my board in a board bag, so I have to get it was flat as possible. Also flow bindings are very easy to close, only a 90-year old crippled women couldn't close the bindings standing up. I've ridden mine flows about 35 times so far and I have not had any problems. If you ride at a smaller mountain these bindings are your best bet, as they help cut down wasted time and allow you to get in a few more runs per day. Flow bindings are also very durable, they are a bit more heavy then conventional bindings but that is just a given if you look at how durable they are. Burton's are light but have a tendency to crack in the highback, especially the Cartel and Mission series.