Wide snowboards for big guys
I'm an advanced snowboarder, 33 years old, 6'6", 225 lbs. The real rub is that I have size 15 feet and have trouble finding an advanced snowboard that is wide enough to eliminate toe and heel drag. I'm looking for an all mountain board that will be fast and stable in all conditions from cruising the groomers to bombing the steeps, winding through tree, and floating on powder. I'm mostly a freeride snowboarder and don't spend a lot of time in the park or on the pipe.
I've been looking at various wide boards on the market and I'm wondering if anyone out there has ridden any of these boards or has any suggestions about other boards worth checking out. So far I've narrowed it down to the Elan El Grande (171 length; 28.4 cm waist), Nitro Magnum (171 cm length; 27.9 cm waist), and Ride Highlife (172cm length; 27.2cm waist). The Ride is definitely on the pricier side but seems to have some appealing technological innovations and might be a lighter board too. I'm leaning towards the El Grande because of its width and Elan's claim that its sidecut technology allow the board to turn quicker than most wide boards. Honestly though, I never hear anyone saying anything great about Elan snowboards.
I'm also wondering if anyone has any suggestions for good quality freeride bindings that can accomodate a size 15, but are also light and responsive. Thanks for the help and advice.