There are three main types of closure systems, and each has its pros and cons. Laces make it easy to achieve a secure, snug fit, but getting in and out of lace-up boots takes time. Boots with Velcro straps are quick and easy to get in and out of, but they don't offer the fit customization of boots with laces or ratchets. Much like in a snowboard setup, your boots and bindings are separate in a ratchet system. The easy entry and exit make them a good fit for park riders, and the bindings provide a secure, responsive connection to your board.