So after doing endless research of the recommended boards & bindings on here as well as the stuff recommended at my local shops, I've decided to go with the Yes Jackpot board with Switchback (black) Bindings. Thanks for the recommendations all!
Switchback is this years trendy stuff. A couple of my friends got them - mixed colors in red, black and orange. Great bindings according to my friends.
-- Better to have tried and failed and not tried at all --