Heh, you sound like you could be my twin, except I bent the hell out of my EX's (and my ribs) on a nasty face plant last year. I jut bent them back and kept riding for the rest of the season, but one is definitely warped, so I am looking to replace. My initial reason for EX was that they fit my size 15 waffle stompers. I am looking at the Capos or the Maestros since I like my current rides. I just want a little lighter binding, and the other options (flux, union) don't seem to fit my size boot. Also the Canted footbed is better for my old ass knees !
Wouldnt worry about weight so much, this is really not gonna inhibit your riding - a few ounces here or there. (Unless you are a hardcore bootpacker). Focus on comfort and build that you want, dampening, canting, plastic or metal, etc...
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