After 7 weeks off, while recovering from the removal of 2 bone chips from my rear foot, I free skied a couple times, then I went to bow lake yesterday and skied a short set, and made 3 out of 4 passes. It felt great. My lesson learned is to use plenty of dawn soap so your foot slips in nice and easy. I just read in another post about using proper binding lube. I have not used binding specific lube. Does it stay in the boot longer, and allow you to come out of your bindings easier at the end of the set, or in a fall? Thanks.