Last season, I found myself needing a lot of toe pressure to keep a toe edge. No matter how much I bent my knees, I still had to flex with my calves. My boots are mush. Getting some driver x, or similar stiff boots, once I find what fits best.
The other issue I had was foot pain. My old bindings just plain hurt. Crank them tight enough to hold the boots, and they cut into the top of my feet. Yes the boots are done, and maybe new boots would let me run the bindings looser, but I just want new bindings too.
So on heel side turns, my current bindings (2010 burton prophecy) are plenty stiff. I can twist the board pretty easily as well. I don't want softer bindings, but I'm not sure if I want stiffer ones either.
I'm looking at mainly burton and union because I like how they adjust and hold up. I like the concept of reflex, so I lean burton of the two. Also do not want any alum bindings.
Riding is all in bounds, bombing groomers, steepest lift served powder I can find, trees, natural feature jumps. No park.
Burton diode (too stiff?)
Burton genesis (may be most comfy, but too soft?)
Union charger (way too stiff?)
I'm leaning cartel. Great price for new 2013, seems like the right stiffness and comfort...