“I prefer step-ins completely. I like to carve a lot more than do freestyle maneuvers. When they first came out, [the boots] weren’t very flexible, but now they’re a lot more flexible and that’s why I still use them. And they’re easy to get in. You just step off the lift and you’re in, that’s it.”

David Doeh, 28, Hermosa Beach California

“All I can say is I feel more secure in my strap-ons!”

Minnie Gene, 23, New York City, New York

“I rented them [step-ins] and they were the only bindings they had. They’re okay; they’re pretty practical.”

Pablo Rivero, Mexico City, Mexico