The Flow M9's are my first pair of flows so it took me some time to get used to the straps. Really quick and easyy once you get used to them and they are really comfortable. Not too soft, not too stiff. As good as it gets in terms of entry level strap bindings.
Lots of the new tech from burton in the hero. V-rocker works really well which makes pressing and buttering hella fun/easy. i got good pop out it aswell. Super fun board to ride in the park and in pow. No complaints for the money i paid for it but I wouldnt recommend it for guys who bullet down the mountain because it getts unstable. :)