Aluminum ratchets: A more durable option to plastic or steel ratchets, they are just as light as plastic, but a lot more durable. The teeth that grab the ladder strap also won't wear down as fast, so the ratchet is less likely to slip after frequent usage.
Toe Cap Strap: The toe strap is actually a 'cap', which pulls on the toe of the boot down and back. Some riders can't live without this type of strap, and others could care less. It does provide a solid connection between the boot and the binding, and that is never a bad thing.
Giant Ankle Strap: An oversized ankle strap spreads the force over a greater area, helping eliminate any pressure points, and provides a solid interface between the boot and binding.
Quick Adjust Straps: No tools are needed to make basic adjustments to the strap(s) of this binding. Even though most resorts have a bunch of tools next to the lifts, its nice having the ability to fix or tighten them mid run.
Baseplate Cover: The baseplate has a foam flap reinforced with plastic that covers the disc and hardware. This helps in preventing ice build up, provides a nice flat surface for the boot, and has some cushion to it for added comfort.
Aluminum heelcup: Aluminum is used as the heelcup of this binding to add strength and durability. It is a spot that is subject to a lot of abuse during aggressive riding and throwing the board in the back of a pickup, so aluminum increases the durability.
Anatomical Baseplate: All this means is there is a designated left and right binding that match the shape of each boot better.
High Grade plastic baseplate: This strong baseplate won't crack or break even under pressure from hard falls or huge jumps.
4 Hole Disc: This binding has the standard 4 hole pattern to fit any snowboard, except Burton.
Adjustable Forward Lean: Adjust the position of the highback for more flexibility for freestyle, or more forward to get better performance at high speed.
High Grade Plastic Highback: A nice high back built to give you comfort and response, and built to take some punishment and keep ticking.
Included Parts: Included with this binding is a set of screws to attach the board (don't worry, its easy- all boards are predrilled), a small stomp-pad, and a safety leash.
Toe Ramp Adjustment: Before the binding is installed, the toe ramp can be adjusted to customize the binding to fit your boot type and size.