The Micron is the perfect start for younger kids: Kick, Lock & Drop...without any help! This binding has a soft to medium flex: Supportive and forgiving in any type of conditions. The molded baseplate is designed to balance support and forgiveness, and the Nylon plastic is super stable and durable in all temperature conditions. The DuPont POM hiback is supportive and comfy, and has an extra large Snaplock for easy opening and closing for getting in and out, even with a pair of mittens on! The CI-Flex PowerStrap is flexible enough to adjust to any type of boot and distributes power efficiently to the board for easy turning without causing cramps or cold feet. 4 locking buckles allows for simple adjustment of the footstrap at each corner, and the EVA toeramp and hiback pad dampen all chatter.