First off i would like to say. THIS IS EXACLY HOW DETAILED A POST SHOULD BE ASKING FOR ADVICE.
Second. I ride the contrabands and Love how they feel. Not sure if weight is an issue. If it is Contrabands are the lightest bindings ive felt. I have Salomon boots and they work good with them.
Thanks crayon, I kind of felt like I rambled too long but Im glad you liked it. I was looking at the contrabands. How does that unique toestrap/anklestrap feel? What year did you get?