-I'm looking to get my first setup; All mountain (75%)/Freestyle (25%) good pop, mid flex, but bouncy and doesn't chatter at speed and most of all very maneuverable.
-I'm beginner level: ride groomers, only just started to carve turns and edge to edge, hit tiny jumps, turns switch -but hope to hit the backcountry and park in the future.
-I'm 5' 7". weight 155lb. Boot size is US 7
I've posted here before on getting a Flow Drifter last season, but still haven't pulled the trigger
My concern with the Drifter is that it might be too stiff for me, since I'd like to play around and try the park in the future and I hear the pop isn't spectacular, so thats why I'm contemplating the Flow Era 2013, and a Rossignol Templar Magtek 2013 and an Arbor Coda 2012
. The Coda is €30 more than the rest, which was outside my budget -unless you guys think its worth it, tho i may have to get cheaper bindings then. These are whats available here in Europe.
I guess its down to personal preference and riding style with the different camber/rocker profiles but I don't have much experience in them.
As for bindings I'm deciding between Flow's Fuse AT or SE. I hear thats also a personal thing, but i'm too much of beginner and so gonna have to anticipate that personal thing and would like to hear your personal opinions.