great bindings, not the lower end... the ex is lower end. but they are great for all mtn. they feel and are very durable, they are also responsive and the ratchets work well even when jammed with snow/ice, it makes no difference.
Also on day in the park i didn't ollie high enough to get onto a rail and so my front binding actually hit the corner of the rail putting all the force on my left binding toe ratchet, i ended up doin a couple front flips, but got up and thought for sure i broke my bindings, but i checked the ratchet out and all that is left from the impact is a tiny scratch and a red mark, cause the rail was red. the ratchet works just the same as after the impact. im very impress with the bindings (i have the 07-08 bindings btw)