I never noticed them being soft, which is why I'm not sure why people recommend them for a park binding (besides pipe). The ankle straps on some years were pretty soft, but I never found any slop in the chassis or highback. I've pretty much always recommended them as an all mountain medium flex binding.
That's exactly what I now think. I kept reading they were on the soft side of medium.
If I can adjust to them then I may keep them around for my cobra. At first I thought they might be underpowered but don't think that anymore.