You can find very good bindings for relatively inexpensive. I recomend the Ride EX or LX's for free riding. They're not that much different from the SPi's or Delta's but they're much cheaper. Only negative with them is they are a slimmer binding so not every boot fits right in the Rides. I've had issues with Burton boots in them but I did fit 32 305's in my SPi's which are some big wide boots... Drake makes some decent lower end bindings as most of their stuff share equipment and baseplates and the Rome 390's are excellent from what I understand.