Trying out softies last season convinced me that a HB setup is still for me the best way to go. Problem is budget is tight, so my 2 options for bindings are both relics from late 90s. One is the standard Burton Race Plates-bought new by me '99-2000?...with lots of hard miles on them. Other option is a pair of Rossi bindings found while searching for "new-to-me" boots. Smaller guy said he used them 20-30 times when starting, they look kinda solid, but..?. They have some canting built into the bases, which is something I liked on one of my early setups. Sad to say, I won't be riding much this year, but if everything feels good I do like to ride fairly aggressively, and I weigh 190. I'm aware metal fatigues with age and stress, and cheaper bindings can fail many ways (experienced..yikes!). I know TD1s come up for sale cheap, but (if I understand correctly what I've read here) I think they're too stiff for my liking? Any suggestions what I should look for in the future? Ideally it would be more flexi/forgiving for allmtn freeriding, but industrial strength so breakage is not a concern.
So..any opinions/info./advice on whether I can trust one of these bindings to give me 1 more year of service?
Any, and all input appreciated!