Thanks for the input, I have some research to do.
I jsut got back from the snowboard store here in Seattle... the guy said he really thought the best choice was the Travis Rice.
It sure looks nice, I might get that and keep my SPX Pros from 05... haha
From what I've read here, it is a stiff 161.5 board. It "sounds" like a good match for you, but I'm always skeptical about store guys... especially since when they are steering you towards the most expensive pro model the store has that all the kiddies want for Christmas. I suggest demo'ing that board before buying it (it's not like it's going to get MORE expensive).
SPX Pros are a solid binding. I had a pair of SP4 Shaped (wings) and SPX6( SP6?) in the 2003-2006 range (my memory is fading).