Ok after picking up a new board (never Summer Premier f1) I have decided I need some new bindings to go with it. What I don't like about my current bindings is they seem like a very soft flex (not very responsive). They are just really cheap k2 mach bindings from like sportchek.
I take a size 10 snowboard boot, Never go to the park, not into big air. I love ripping down the mountain and really been enjoying going through the trees. So I am really thinking a mid to stiff flex would give me the better response I am looking for. So I am really hoping for some recomendations. Price is not an issue either. With all the awesome deals on 2011 equipment out right now I figure I might as well bite lol.
Just throwing out a random suggestion, but Rome's Targas can be set stiff. The downside of the Targas is that they take a long time to dial in for your settings. I'll say look into Rome bindings since they seem to have outstanding customer service. Flux is another binding I hear quite a bit about, the SF45's I think are their stiffer model, maybe the TT30's for a medium flex.
You are actually a very good candidate for the Flow NXT-FSE bindings. Very comfortable and super responsive. Flow bindings actually increase your edge to edge response by design. The cap design of the straps give your feet even pressure distribution reducing foot fatigue.
If you're not into the whole rear entry thing (chuckles), my next suggestion would be the Rome Targas. It's a traditional strap binding, but has canted footbed options. Awesome if you have a wide stance. Not needed if you don't. The flex on the ankle strap on the Targa is adjustable via inserts. You can carry these inserts in your pocket and adjust according to your needs.
If time and money is not an issue, I do suggest going for the 2012 model for the Targas. They improved their design enough to make the wait worth it. The highback has been revamped. And the toe straps... oh their upcoming conformist 3.0 toe strap... it's just, excuse my french, fucking awesome.
How are the Flow NXT-AT compared to the FSE? Reason I ask is I can get a good deal locally on the NXT-AT but they don't have the NXT-FSE in. Targa's seem to be sold out as well. I was recommened by one shop to try Forum Shaka bindings (which they happened to have on sale) but I haven't read a lot about them. I really don't want to wait for 2012's as I am planning a bunch of trips to blackcomb in May (so sooner the better lol)