Gdog, have you ridden either the Contacts or Pros? Cause it sounds like you havent. The Contact is one of the softest bindings I've ever been in. They felt too soft on a Sub Zero. The Pros macth up well on rockered mid flex all mountain decks. Far from softer than Contacts. Not to mention they're the same base frame except the Pro's are carbon injected and the Contacts are glass reinforced.
No, I haven't ridden either of them. I've used the DLX, Flite, and Force bindings.
Last year the Contact's highback was the same as the DLX's, which is why I said the flex would be similar. This year though, the Contacts binding has a new highback. I'm not sure how soft that in compared to the DLX, but I'd expect it to be similar to how it was last year.
So were you talking about the new Contact highback or the old one?