I am a noob so this more of a question with a statement. First I will say I am not a burton hater, while my board , boots and bindings are not burton alot of my other gear is. The store I bought my stuff at, said there have been alot of problems with burton bindings this year ( they had a drawer full of broken straps and buckles from 08 Cartels). While I was there some guy came in with another set of broken cartel bindings. So is there a problem with Burton bindings breaking? A lot of my friends have burton boards and gear, but none of them have burton bindings. Mine are Ride Beta ULs.