Rome Targa vs 390 Boss - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
SnowboardingForum.com is the premier Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-27-2014, 11:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 2
Default Rome Targa vs 390 Boss

Hi everyone!

About a month ago, I decided I wanted to upgrade my gear. I was able to buy a Rome Mod Rocker for a really good price, so that wasn't a hard decision. However, I'm still in doubt whether I should go for the Rome Targa or the Rome 390 boss to combine with the board. Why only Rome? Well, I've got boots from them since 4 years now, and now my board is from Rome as well, so I don't see any reason to go with another brand.

I'm more of an all-mountain rider, I don't find myself too often in the park doing rails or boxes. Therefore, normally the Targa would fit my riding style better. However, I tend to believe the Targa might be a bit too punishing for me, after all, we're all doing this to have fun right? I'm afraid the binding might not be as multifunctional as the 390 boss, because I might go to the park more often in a couple of years. Right on this moment I'd buy the 390 boss, just for the multi functionality and the more forgiving built. Anybody else who got an op opinion on this?
ANTHONY_____ is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-27-2014, 11:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Calgary
Posts: 906
Default

I have both, not a crazy difference between them. I use the targas on my K2 park star and ride park in them all the time, 390s are on a blacklist. Both boards get ridden in pretty much all conditions. The 390s will have a bit more give in the high backs. I just keep the medium flex insert in my targas. Either of them will be fine.
Justin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2014, 12:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Seattle
Posts: 67
Default

I have the targas on a mod rocker. Its a nice ride. I went with targas over the 390s because I wanted lots of response. Rotate the high backs and the park laps will be fine. The targas can be made soft or stiff too.
thatkidwho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2014, 03:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 377
Default

Not to make this even more complicated for you...

I have a Mod Rocker too, w/ 390 bosses on them. I ride all mountain but spend a hefty amount of time in the park as well (I ride in the northeast, btw). I use this board for everything - park (jumps and jibs), powder, groomers, you name it. I brought it out to Utah and it held up in powder no problem.

I like to charge when I'm not lapping park and the 390 bosses have held up great.

IMO you can't go wrong with either. I highly doubt you're going to be sacrificing much (if anything) between the two.
sheepstealer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2014, 03:10 PM   #5 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Seattle
Posts: 67
Default

I will complicate things...
If you can wait and price is not an issue get the new Rome Katanas.
thatkidwho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2014, 08:54 PM   #6 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 2
Default

Unfortunately, the Rome Katana's are going to be too expensive. The reason why I waited that long to buy the bindings, is because they are way cheaper at the end of the season...

All in all, I might go with the cheaper option of the two, the 390 Bosses, since nobody can actually give me a distinct difference aside from the stiffness. I would most likely not notice it anyway. Thanks for the great responses!
ANTHONY_____ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2014, 01:05 AM   #7 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Seattle
Posts: 67
Default

Well... the targas high back is a two piece with a shock asorber connecting them. The ankle strap stiffness can be adjusted via inserts. The high back is stiffer, minimal lateral flex.
But really you can't go wrong with either, the base system is same.
The katanas are sick, talked to a sponsored a rider who loved them. I might even pay retail for them. The rome guy rode the 390s.
thatkidwho is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:29 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums