If you want brash performance, go for the Cartel or X-Base. X-Base is lightweight, stiff as hell and the carbon highback will transfer every miniscule body movement into your snowboard. That means insane response and a direct, aggressive connection to your snowboard. Have you got the legs for the X-Base?
If you want brash performance, go for the Cartel or X-Base. If comfort is your thing, Genesis and Malavita will be good binding choices, Malavita for freestyle and Genesis for freeride. The lightweight and comfy chassis and straps are a great combination, and the three-in-one highback mellows out icey-groomer-buzz and big impacts.
The Subaru Forester of snowboard bindings, the Mission can take a beating and keep coming back for more. It's why we equip our rental fleet up here at Zero G with Missions - they are bomber and provide plenty of boardfeel at a not-too-insane pricepoint.