i like flow side cuts but to each his own.
I have never heard anything bad about burton bindings quality.
I have targas and they would work well for what you are doing but will be on the stiffer side.
Burton bindings under 200 dollars are poorly made. 200 and up they're pretty good. I know I love my Cartel's, but I like the feeling of my targa's better. Both bindings build quality are superb.