yeah stay away from the custom bindings if you are a bigger guy. im about 6' 3" 255 and those bindings felt like shoe laces trying to hold me to the board. as far as boots, i got some dc judge boots, and they are awesome, plus they have a decently small profile so you get less overhang. take the time to go into a shop and try a bunch on, even if you eventually order them online. talk to someone who knows the boots and can hlep find ones that fit your feet. if your a big guy, then you are going to feel bad boots alot more because you have so much more weight on your feet.