Something with a soft easy flex will help you to control the board at slow speeds and get really comfortable with edge transitions. But as everyone else said the boots are the foundation to the entire process. Its critical to have the perfect fit. I work at a local ski shop which you may not be to far from. Id be happy to explain things to you as well as show you what is out there so you can decide what would be best for you. I have a decent amount of left over stuff from last year you may be interested in. please contact me if you have any questions at all.