Burton, R.E.D. Protection and Anonoptics. What to do?
I'm going to the french alps for the entire season of 2008/2009 as a guide. Through my travelling agency, and therefore also my future place of employment, I have received news of a special offer. I'm getting some very special discounts on the three brands Burton, R.E.D. Protection and Anonoptics. Now, I'm new to buying snowboard equipment and I'm not sure what to look for.
From the Burton's new collections I was thinking about getting a board with "The Channel"-system and bindings with EST-technology. Possibly from the Idiom-collection.
I don't really know what to look for, so if anyone has suggestions I'm more than open to them. I thought "The Channel" might be handy as I can then adjust it to exactly the situation in which I'm riding. Generally, I'm looking for equipment that will suite most situations.
If anyone has suggestions or experiences with any of the three brands I would like to hear them.
By the way... I found the "Idiom"-board from Burton on their website and noticed a thing called "Feel 4". I think it has something to do with the stiffness of the board. Does anybody know that system?