For your boot size I would recommend a wide board. And about forgiving boards it generally means there softer and less aggressive and responsive than other boards. You usually want a mid flex for all mountain riding, a softer flex for park and jib and a stiffer board for powder and freeride.
you are a bit confused me lol
ok so wide it is, so I shouldn't get aggressive boards, which means it should be wide and soft so according to burton measurements a 5 is mid-flex? and brand recommdendationds and for bindings too?