I would suggest binding risers. I am the bro that is mentioned above... The 169 is long but is awesome... great all around and super fast. The rocker will act longer in pow and shorter on groomers, at least from what I have read. So I do plan to get the 165! Get on it and shred it up!
Boots have been great, comfy for riding or stompin a big landing. However the speed laces system had a blow out and I now have to get new ones. These were less then a year old but that should not have happened. Seems like a weak point to me... and easily fixable. I am now going to try out the Nitro TLS Team boots. they look a little better on the construction.
I like the liners but it is a little tight with wrist guards, liners, and then the gloves. I do not use the liners anymore. The gloves are very comfy and keep my hands warm. I would buy these again but maybe a size larger to accommodate for the wrist guards.
Very comfy... fast and easy to get on and off. I wish the strings had a better place to go but I just tuck them into the tongue area. I would buy these again. I really needed a smaller foot print as I wear as size 15 and had alot of toe drag before. I still have some but it is alot better.