Flag is just the wide anthem, I found the new sidecut on it too weird with the flex pattern it just wanted to fold in hard carves.
Get new boots before you decide on a wide model.
thanks av, i was thinking the same thing about getting the boots before i get a new board. besides, at this point new boots are a necessity, a new board is not. i ended up not pulling the trigger anyway. it was an ebay auction and it went for more than i wanted to spend.