I'm looking to get some new bindings, I'm...
I'm looking to get some new bindings, I'm riding last years TRS with the C2BTX. I'm an all-mountain east coast rider, cruising the groomers, riding pow when it's rarely available here, stopping through the park to slide a few boxes and hit the 30-40 footers, I basically do it all. I also take a trip or two out west every season in hopes of riding deep pow on big mountains. I'm looking for a binding that can handle everything, but i like the idea of the bindings allowing the board to flex. i've narrowed my choices down to the burton cartel, forum republic, union force, and the union flite. I'm sure the other three are right down my alley but they're a little bit pricey, I like the price on the flite and the fact that it's light but is it too soft to handle what I want to do?? Can I rock out with this or should I pony up the extra money and get one of the other bindings?
Burton Cartel or Union Atlas would be my two choices. If you have extra cash Burton Diod or Union Force SL. Two levels of bindings to fit into your budget.
I dumped my Reflex Cartels the day after I bought them. They don't flex as much as people say, all around a very stiff binding. I've never been a fan of Unions either, the just don't seem to fit my DC boots no matter what I do.