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Need help on selecting bindings and other things

Hi all, I'm new to this forum. I've been snowboarding for 4 yrs now this will be the 5th season. I generally go about 12 times a year in the Tri State area. I currently have 06 Burton Custom board 154, 06 Burton P1 bindings, and 06 Burton Hail boots.
I like to free-ride and mess around a little in the park some small rails and jumps. My biggest accomplishment is a 180 and the landing isn't always clean.
I am 45 yrs old but in pretty good shape 160 lbs 5ft 8". At my age I really shouldn't even be in the park ( at least thats what my friends and wife tell me) but when I see all you young guns killing it out there and having so much fun I can't resist and don't want to limit myself to just free-riding for now. The first season I broke 2 ribs in the park and the second season I bruised them, fell on my Ipod that was in the jackets MP3 pocket (next to ribs, ouch!) I wish I would have started snowboarding 25 yrs ago when I started skiing but back then in the east coast you were lucky if you saw one snowboarder and there was no such thing as a terrain park. After skiing for a few years I stopped for about 15 yrs before I finally decided to take my son skiing and thats when I saw so many people boarding that I had to try it and since then will never stop.
One of my questions is after a few hrs of riding my toes on my right foot start to kill me ( the second and third one they stick out the furthest). I ride regular stance. I am not sure if its because of the bindings toe strap or the boots? The boots are a size 9-1/2 and fit snug I can walk around with them on all day and they won't hurt. I just purchased a pair of 2010 Celsius Cirrus Double BOA in a size 10 that will arrive this week and I will get to try them out Martin Luther King weekend at Big Boulder and Jack Frost. I also want to change my bindings for a couple reasons one is not sure if the pain is coming from the toe strap and the other is I would like to get a rear entry binding that I can get in on the fly and not have to sit my old ass (LOL) on the snow every time I get off the lift to strap in. So I was thinking of Flows NXT AT, Flows NXT-FSE, GNU argo, and GNU ag all 2010 models. I would hate to loose the responsiveness of the traditional straps. I hear and read a lot of mixed reviews about the Flows. But for now I am leaning towards the Flows for a rear entry binding only because they been making that type for a long time now and the new ones look cool as sh#@! I know they are new but if anyone has tried them I would love the input. Next I would like to buy a board with Magna Traction like a Lib Tech or GNU. I will be renting a demo last years GNU street series 154 for the Martin Luther King weekend so I will see how that goes. But any suggestions on a Magna Traction board would be greatly appreciated.
I apologize for all the questions (Bindings, Board, Feet) But thank you all in advance for any of your responses and keep killing it out there!!!

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