Bindings for next season - Freestyle/park riding
Last week the toe strap ratchet on my old bindings broke to the point where the toe strap would completely unratchet by the end of a run. I could probably try to fix it/get replacement parts, but fuck it. This is an opportunity to get new gear. As a temp, (possibly) rest of season replacement I grabbed a pair of used forum shakas from a friend of a friend for dirt cheap. They'll probably be fine for the rest of the season, but I'm also taking this as an opportunity to try to find a deal on a new pair late this season or in the off season. This means I'll be researching my options until then, so I was hoping for a little input on what I might want to check out.
I ride predominantly park/freestyle, hit rails and boxes, hit small to medium jumps (up to saaaay 35 or 40 ft), and jib off natural features around the mountain when not in the park.
Board is a stepchild reverse camber salaryman (everything sucks/powder sucks): It's a moderate soft deck, but not super noodly like a WWW or Artifact rocker... It might be considered 4/10 on some bullshit semi-meaningless flex rating chart.
Boots are Thirty-two Lashed
My last bindings were 2010 raiden pushers. I liked 'em okay, but would prefer something a little softer.
Based on these threads and other people's advice I'm thinking:
Malavita (although when I handled them in a local shop, they felt stiffer than expected)
Union Force (too stiff maybe?)
Union Flite (too soft maybe?)
Any other bindings that you guys would recommend I check out? Any of these that you guys would/would not recommend?