What to look for in a binding for my riding style
I will be embarking on a search for new bindings soon but have a limited idea of what to look out for.
My riding style, defined by early 90's carve setups, is about 80% groomed carving, some jumps thrown in (beginner), and rails only during temporary lapses of judgement. I generally have to contend with ice coast conditions, but have had the fortune of making it out West for about 6 days/year.
Up until 2 years ago, I was always looking for the stiffest setup trying to replicate the whole free carve movement, but finally saw the light and switched to a 15, -12 setup with a '10 Neversummer SL.
I am basically looking for bindings that will compliment the board as my riding has become more playful, but that still focus on quick turn carving and response. It seems to me that the issue with stiff bindings is that you need to be a lot more precise in your landings as any wrong movement transfers directly to the board and invariably your face.
I'd like to be able to visit sites and choose 1-2 bindings each before comparing them and ultimately asking you guys for the best choice among a select few. I'd appreciate any help with which features I should focus on based on my riding style.