I am a Rome guy
, the Anthem is a bit stiffer than the Agent (thats what I have). The Agent is designed as a park board that can handle any type of terrain, the Anthem would be more of an Freeride board.
Your post is a bit confusing, you say that you need a board to help stay one the ground but then again you don't carve. You also say that you are starting to jump. So that makes me think that will eventually want to get comfortable with some jumps. The Anthem is more towards a carving/powder board so I am not sure if that is your choice. Do you live were there is lots of powder?
That said if you starting to do some jumps go for the Agent it's an amazing board. Handles great, it's forgiving and its got good flex to it. I am very happy with the board, I was lucky enough to get 3 days of riding with it before the season ended. I took it in all type of conditions from Ice, to corn, to untracked snow, jumps, glades and even the sticky spring stuff and the board handled the terrain like no other board has ever done it. I even tried a few table tops and I was very impressed with it. The bottom of the boards makes its very fast and with a nice wax job the board is going to fly.
Bindings Rome 390's all the way, they are fucking incredible you wont regret them. The only issue is finding a pair, they seem to be sold out everywhere. They are flexible and very responsive. If don't find any 390's look for the Targas then for the Arsenals
Stay with Rome
, it's a great brand
here is a pic of my set
Call me ignorant but I have never heard of Option boards, are they any good? is it Oprion or Option you got 2 different spellings there....