The RIDE EX might seem clingy due to the insane durability provided by the Aluminum Edge™ Chassis. You can leave them strapped down in your trunk, overnight, in the middle of winter and they are still covered by Ride's lifetime warranty against bending and breaking. Unlike your ex, Ride's EX is lightweight (always will be) and responsive thanks to the universal all-mountain flex of the EX Highback. When you’ve had enough fun, the possibility of a quick exit is easy and hassle-free thanks to the AstroGlyde™ OG Ratchets. Bottom line, the EX binding is a mid-flexing binding that you can count on for performance on all areas of the mountain.