Yeah I went ahead and ordered them because of the canting system and highback. I probably should have mentioned that I will be pairing them with a Lib Tech Skate Banana. Was this a good pair? I guess I'll find out when it comes in a week or 2.
I have a Skate Banana with the Shaka binding which is very similar to the Republic.
I like the combo except for the weight. The board and the bindings are little on the heavy side.
I also have Rossignol Angus and the 2013 Cartels Reflex. The weight difference between the two setup is very noticeable.