Flow Flites or Ride LX
So a bit about me as it's my first time on this site...
I was a competitive skier for most of my younger life and then started skiing more recreationally. Last season at age 20, I started snowboarding. I did about 12 full days on Mount Sutton in Canada, and I was able to handle almost any trail (except the icy ones). I spent some time in the park, but didn't attempt much of what I can do easily on my skis.
I'm 6' 5" tall, about 225 lbs and wear a size 15 show. I rented different boots and bindings last season to get a feel for the different stiffnesses and styles. I became a big fan of the Flow bindings because (as a skier) I hated waiting for the snowboarders to strap up and it let me strap up as I started down the mountain.
Right now I bought a cheap Ride Fleetwood to kinda beat on instead of borrowing other people's boards like I did last year. I got it mainly because it's a wide board.
I'm looking into buying the comfiest boot possible for a reasonable price. A friend pointed me to the Burton Rulers, so I'm headed to try those on tomorrow. With that in mind, I've been looking for the final piece of the puzzle--bindings.
I think I like the style of the flow bindings, but I've read that most people aren't big fans. Is that true? I just feel like they do the same job more or less and why would anyone choose the option that adds 2-3 minutes to every run--over a full day you easily lose more than a half hour to fixing bindings!
However, I am worried about my large boot size, and I was pointed towards the ride LX and EX bindings since Ride tends to make things for riders with a bigger foot. I'd love to hear what all of y'all think about my situation. Thanks!