I have the 08/09 Force MC. I like the response on the bindings but the ratchets are pretty bad. It does the job of holding my boots in but during couple of cold days at Mammoth, one of the ratchet would freeze up and would not lock down to the ladder. After many mins of struggle I can get it to work but I expect such expensive bindings would have better ratchets. Not tomention the paint peel and chips like nobody's business. Although I like the looks of the 2012 Force SL, think I am gonna look eslewhere, for less money, I can probably pickup a pair of Rome Targa, Ride Double Agent or Flux. All of them have excellent ratchets from what I read on this forum. I just need some good stiff bindings since I mostly free ride and occasionally hit a jump or two.