Thanks for the replies guys. I started looking more and more at the Union bindings like Contact Pro/SL/Atlas etc but while browsing some auctions, I ended up winning a set of 2013 Burton Mission restricteds for less than the going rate for any of the other options. Thegoodride rates them as feather light, so i guess its sticking with the light theme.
Unfortunately they are also black, so there goes my dream of having some crazy colored bindings
Cant wait to try out the new setup - will be the first time i have ridden a proper current-season/brand name combo