The only binding I have found for my size 9.5 boot in last years binding are the c60's. I can get a NEW pair for $200. Any advice? I looked at the SPI's. All I could find was mediums. I can't find a shop around that carries much for me to get my hands on. Suburban Blend, can you tell me if it would be advantageous in your mind to look at force sl over the force?
$200 for a brand-new pair of medium 2010 C-60s is a pretty darn good price for some pretty darn good bindings--I'd say get 'em while the gettins good.
I have a pair of 08 CO2s and they're basically my favorite binding of all-time because they're super-responsive and plenty-comfy without ever feeling overly-stiff. That being said, I picked up a pair of 09 C-60s mid-way through last season that I feel aren't all that different from my 08 CO2s with the main--and basically the only--difference between the two being the highbacks. And even though my 09 C-60 highbacks seem to be considerably stiffer than my 08 CO2 highbacks when hand-flexing both--it's hardly noticeable when riding.
Just picked up a pair of 2010 Rome Targas for my Dad, $175. Good luck finding another deal like that, but they are awesome bindings. I have 2010 Rome 390's and I'm quite jealous, even though the Targas work out much better for him since he is in the same boat as you and is a freerider and not a freestyler.