there are differences in boards from model to model and company to company. same with bindings they all have defferent straps, weight, and flex.
some good board companies are: lib tech, neversummer, capita
bindings: union, rome, flux
boots: whateverfits teh best. comfort is most important with boots
i have been riding a Lib Tech TRS w/magnetraction and union forces for 3 years now and it is a great all mountain set up.