my recommendation is one of the 09 ronix boards..i ride an 08 covin and love it.
i demoed one of the dark core models (the DHV2 to be specific) and it was easily the best board ive ever ridden, felt the same as the one when riding but when in the air it was so light spins were effortless.
Ive heard nothing but good things about the marek, and the only bad thing about the sub six ive heard is thats its almost too light. spins are too easy to overrotate causing nasty edge crashes.
for the boots again 09 ronix - the lightest boots ive ridden, the most responsive, and very comfortable.
I also have a pair of barely used 08 CWB answers for sale that are really great boots (light, easy to get into, nice and flexy, but still responsive) and ill let those go for $150 if you dont want to spend the amount that bindings are going for these days.
I have a post in the for sale section for pictures.