Actually Lib Tech is where you should go for help in the ice. They came up with a tech a 2 seasons ago called magne traction which is made specifically for icy conditions. Instead of 2 contact points near the nose and tail, magne traction gives you 7 all throughout the sidecut of the snowboard. Its freaken legit. You can really feel the difference while riding too. You have so much more control in your turns and after riding this on ice you most feel comfortable without the magne traction. Dont get me wrong you can do perfectly well on other boards but after riding this last year I am really sold on the tech. For bindings I'd stick with ride. Their aluminum base tray I feel is the most responsive and durable which is what you need while riding in the ice.