Ride Spi, Union Force, or Rome Targa?
I'm replacing some old equipment and have narrowed it down to these 3 choices for bindings. All 3 are within $50 give or take so price isn't too much of a consideration: (although the force and targa are a little hard to find right now)
I was an AASI certified instructor for a few years so would consider myself advanced to expert level.
I mostly ride smaller east coast mountains with groomed conditions, but do make it out west about once a year.
I usually ride pretty aggressively and fast. Don't spend a lot of time in the park. Mostly freeride. I'll occasionally run through the park and hit some jumps but mainly I like to just bomb some runs. I'm leaning towards the SPi's right now but have seen a lot of people think they are way too stiff.
I like a stiff responsive high back, but how stiff are they laterally. I often go riding with begginer/intermediate riders and will mess around doing flatland stuff to keep myself entertained while I'm on the beginner slopes. Are they going to be too stiff and uncomfortable for this?
How affective is the adjustable flex strap? Does it really make that much of a difference? It would be great if I could stiffen it up for days when I'm riding by myself, the soften them up to mess around on easier slopes with friends.