Whats a seasonal rent?
as opposed to renting for like 40$ every time you go to the mountain, you can usually find a local shop that does seasonal gear rentals. usually it costs you around 150$ and you can rent a setup for the whole season. this means board bindings and boots. this gear is typically a lot nicer than the crap rental gear you get on the mountain.
look for coupons and you can sometimes get your rental for like $100
o and as far as bindings go, you might as well just wait and figure out what you like and dont like. this way you dont go buying softer bindings and then realize later that you want a stiffer set and oops youve already dropped 200$.