Thanks for the reply. I havent actually tried the boots in the snow yet, but these were the most comfortable boots i tried (out of about 10 different boots!). Just seemed to fit my foot shape perfectly where others tended to have some sort of lump/uncomfortable spot somewhere.
Ride EX (Franken) and Union Flite (CMYK) and K2 Hurrithane in bright green fit the funkadelic colour requirement (boots are black, wouldnt mind a bright binding!)
Didnt realise the boot-binding combination could be a personal preference type thing... Maybe I can try the cheaper bindings first, and change up later if i dont like the fit/feel