I'm riding the Now IPO's this season and I was just looking for something a little different since bindings hadn't really changed at all. I ordered them without ever riding them and the first time I took them down the hill they blew my mind. What I noticed immediately was how much easier you can actually carve every turn (both toe side and heel side) like you're supposed to opposed to kind of sliding the tail back and forth. I still carve my turns with standard bindings it just takes more effort and puts more pressure on my knees. Also combined with my 32 Lashed boots (my second pair in 4 years best boots i have ever owned by a mile, super comfortable and plenty of support) I never even think about my feet all day. I'm super stoked on them. Do yourself a favor and at least demo them before you buy something, theres nothing to lose.. for reference I'm 36, riding 20 years, 5'11" 175 pounds riding a 2013 160 Jamie Lynn C2BTX primarily at Mammoth. to sum up, easy to carve, more positive edge control/hold throughout your entire turn both toe side and heel side and less pressure on your feet so they are less fatigued at the end of the day. I didn't get them free, and have no affiliation just stoked. I bought them online from Shoreline of Tahoe August of last year and paid about $175 for them. I'm interested to try the Drive model because with that different high back it seems like you could get even more edge hold with no more effort.