The contraband binding design is the new technology in snowboard bindings today . Contrabands will perform with the best snowboard bindings on the market and will give you everything you need while doing it , IF you set these bindings up correctly they will be wonderfull for all around snowboarding . they function great look awsome there light weight, The only reason not to get a pair of contrabands is that you are afraid to try out the new technology and trust me there is nothing to be afraid of. You might read some reviews about the contrabands saying that they fall off your feet and wont fit your boot but im pretty sure all these reviews are written by retards who didnt take the 20-30 minutes to properly set up there bindings with there boots OR Someone who strapped into a friends pair and obviously there boot didnt fit. All you need to do is make sure the straps are tight and the center strap doesnt necessarilly need to be directly in the center it just needs to go over the big toe.