Hey man, I kinda agree. I'm back at it now myself after being away for several years (learned and rode in Alaska in 1990-1996, then away for college, back at it the past coupla years in the alps). I really liked the baseless bindings- they never hurt my feet and when I got back riding a coupla years ago not only did I wonder why baseless bindings weren't available anymore, but why bindings hadn't progressed at all. Anyhow, being an old man now I'm checking out the "convenience bindings"- got some K2 CTXs on the new Lib Banana Magic (don't even talk to me about these new backwards-camber decks...I like them...). But anyhow, I *think* I still have some old Ride horseshoes somewhere, email me.