I rode them for a few days between the SIA and Stratton demos and didn't want to give them back. You don't really feel them doing anything different, they just make everything a little easier and more natural feeling. At first I was worried that they were going to be too easy and I was going to get into trouble because of it, but that wasn't the case at all. For the east coast ice, they take some of the stress off of your feet since the binding is doing some of the work for you, and the different bushing options allow you to select the level of dampening you want. Can't wait to get my hands on a pair that I can ride all the time!