Just wanted to add my 2 cents to the forum as it has been very helpful in me making my first purchases for a board. I have a bataleon Evil twin BTW
Binding: GNU agro ( I wanted flows initially but could never make it out to the vendor who had it) (Flows will be my next bindings)
Tested it out on one day at the mountains: In general - a quick entry binding like the flows or gnu whatever you may choose is worth the money (And if you argue they won't last long. Everything eventually breaks and I figure most boarders here have 2 or 3 boards with 2 or 3 bindings. My local shop has not seen one come back broken so I would assume the issue of breakage is not an issue.)
Getting off the lift and riding off in less than 20 seconds was an awesome feeling while everyone else is on their ass strapping in.
The cushioning was good.
Problems: The bindings do have alot of parts so adjusting is more time consuming. The plastic parts suck.
The toe wrap is very hard and does not conform to the boot and adjustment buckles are 'locks' and do not really slide far enough in to lock the boot in. Lastly the material is very noisy (creaks) against leather.
Lastly (The agro's and mutant are the same binding but costs 30 dollars more. For an environmentally friendly binding, the consumer is stuck paying for their 'green' initiative. Terrible idea in my mind.
Aside from those issues, when set properly the binding is very secure and responsive.