I've had a few SLs,going back to 08/09, and have used Targas, Forces, SF45s, Atlas, and Cartels. All worked perfectly fine, and it's such a middle of the road board (in a good way) that you kind of can't go wrong with any middle of the road binding. Cartels have become my preference, and are what I'm using now. A lot of people are making noise about this year's having a softer high back than last years. I've got both, though I obviously haven't ridden this year's yet. The new high back feels a bit softer, especially tortionally, but it doesn't seem like a radical difference. If you found a good deal on last years, and you like them, I say go for it.