Thanks for the tips guys, even if they made me up my budget
Blue Tomato has introduced free returns on orders over 200euros and they have 50 euros off today only... so today is the day!
I'm still completely torn between 3 bindings so any tips on the below would be great:
Burton Diode - the easy option, but all black is pretty dull, no canting and still the most expensive (329 euros)
Union T-rice Navigator - would look great on my flag, loads of cushioning, canted beds, nice and stiff, but worried about straps and ratchets based on old stories (249 euros)
Now Drive - really interested in the tech and the rave reviews, but slightly risky choice having never tried them plus fitting concerns (249 euros)
if I really had to choose right now, I'd probably opt for the unions but its seriously close and if anyone had any final words to help me decide that would be great!