The republics are surprisingly good bindings. I thought they were great. Very comfortable, good ratchets, toe cap felt responsive. Although I didn't get to ride them that long I really had no complaints.
I want a Youngblood so badly. It's a terrific park board from the jumps to the jibs. Ive looked into alot of park boards and asked people riding at Mt.Seymour park how they like thier Forum deck and all ive ever gotten as a response is that Forum has a really good line of 09 park boards. Not trying to sell Forum here, Ride snowboards are what im riding