I ride a Raygun 161 with Flow Trilogy bindings. I know some people will come and say some negative things about them, but I feel it's really personal preference. In some situations I like the rear entry style of bindings. In other situations I think the regular ratchet system is better. At least on the the newer Flows you can ratchet in if you wanted to. As far as the 2 bindings you've listed, I've read fair reviews on both of them.
If you have the chance to I think you should try everything on together to see what combination feels best to you. Obviously in store and on the mountain will be a bit different but at least you can get a little bit of the idea in the store.
As far as the binding size goes, if you're right on the line, it might be better to go a size up. I went shopping with my friend and he was trying on bindings and shoes in the store. He was also right in the middle for the size. He could either go medium or large. He picked out some bindings he liked first and went with the medium. Then he start trying on shoes. One pair of shoes could fit in the medium bindings, but another brand of shoe in the same size made the medium bindings' straps too short.
It will hard to recommend a pair of shoes for you because everyone's feet are so different. What may feel really good on me may feel terrible on you. The typical response on this is to go to the store and try on every single pair of boots that you can afford until you find one that feels comfortable on your feet. The only thing I would recommend on boots is to get one with an easy to use lace system. Don't get traditional laces because it's a pain to tighten them. It may cost a little bit more, but in the end you'll be happier with it.
Last edited by Danger Mouse; 12-13-2011 at 03:16 PM.