I have been snowboarding for 10 years and have owned 6 different boards and bindings and to be quite honest Burton has had the most durable bindings I have ever come across. Burton have been building snowboards and bindings for years, and their freestyle bindings are by far the best pair I have boarded with. I have found them to be durable enough to take even the hardest of beatings on the hills. Compared to step-in bindings which I managed to rip off the board when taking a jump a bit too hard. With the Burton bindings you wont have this problem, but you must make sure that the plates at the bottom of the bindings are correctly fixed andmake sure that you check them regularly because they do come loose after a lot of use. These are bindings that need almost no maintenance and the ratchet system for tightening the binding straps are very strong and have a quick release as well....which is a gem for riding the lifts. My only real gripe against these bindings and Burton bindings as a whole is the cost...after spending 400 GBP on a board, having to dish out another 150-200 GBP is a nightmare, but my advice is that you are buying quality and Burton will replace damaged equipment for new equipment if something does break. This is a pair of bindings that will lat you 3-4 seasons and will adapt to almost amy other makeof boards.