I owned these things year ago, and while at the time I thought they were fine for getting you to the top of short laps in the slack country it was before the days of heavy duty touring bindings. Now a days almost every major player in the binding world has a high din touring binding for your slackcountry needs. While there is no heavy duty touring binding that is perfect, all of them are far, far better than these pieces of shit. Kick turns suck on these things, side hill sucks on these things, they feel bulky, you never feel fully secure, and did I mention they suck? I wouldn't wish these upon my enemy.
Planning on doing slackcountry and the odd backcountry mission this winter? Invest in a pair of real touring bindings and just skip this step.