i think i remember slingshot getting some recognition for flex tech back in '07 and not everyone was or is into flex, system bindings are in a similar beginnings.
the Hyp System makes me think of:
1. Slingshot R.A.D. boots for the removable liner WITH a SOLE. so maybe this is not entirely new, SS has had removable liners since the beginning, but this is the first time they were specifically made to walk-in if desired. Its still super nice to be able to take them out for drying too.
The speed-zone lacing on the RAD is pretty kool too
2. CTRL swivel plate - another Boot idea to allow walking around in your boots. although i am not sure if these boots have been or will be out long enough to count for this year. but the idea for the hardware and mounting is pretty kool. http://www.ctrlwake.com/ctrlpanel/tuning.html
3. on the same "tuning" page for CTRL is the adjustable fin system too.