I have really been enjoying these binders! They feel like a cloud for your foot. The hammock highback grabs your boot and gives you a nice combo of support and flex. Overall it is great freeride/ all mtn binder.
Reviewer Thoughts: Fast, MidWide Shape, Pointy nose and tail. Good for stomping cliffs and straight-lining chutes, playful enough to have fun in the park on the way down from a gnarly chute. Pretty much a do everything board/ powder/ all mtn board. Full Camber Weapon. Directional shape with a slightly larger (and pointy) nose. Rides switch very well. I felt like I had to muscle it around at first (due to the wider waist width), but once you get the feel for it, edge to edge movement becomes intuitive and quick. Medium flex in between the binders, with a stiffer nose and tail, i.e.- good at ripping through the chunder at mach speeds.
This helmet is great! I have used mine for a couple years. It has a nice little mini brim and fits most goggles ( I have used smith fuse, prodigy, oakley, electric). The earflaps are removeable and if you wanna rock a beanie underneath instead- it works great for that aswell.
You should get a wide board with 11.5/12 size feet. Toe drag is the worst! You do have a couple options. You can get a wide board that will eliminate any toe drag. It will float in the pow good but it will be a little slow from edge to edge on the groomers. You might be able to find a good board that is MID-WIDE. The best thing to do if you still want the quickness of a regular-waisted board is to get some Plamer Plates. They raise you about .5-.75 inch and go under your binders. They work good to eliminate or lessen toe drag. I think Burton makes something similar as well