Hey thanks for the response. I actually went ahead and got 09 Rome Targa after hearing all the praise for the Targas. I'm looking to hold onto my set for at least the next few seasons. Hopefully my gear is not too advanced for me. Also, I've heard 09 Rome bindings can fit on Burton boards if you turn them or something.. Is that true? Do I need a convert kit? Do I need to pay extra for that?
Anyway, I'm hoping someone can give me some input as to whether $400 for a lightly used set of 2008 Burton Custom ICS as well as 08 Burton Cartel EST bindings are a good deal. I'm considering returning my new set for this (I paid ~$450 for my set of all new 2008 Burton Custom non-ICS and Rome Targa bindings). Targa bindings are my first choice over Cartels but I'm sort of intrigued by the ICS.