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Union Factory vs Rome Targa

This season I'm finally ditching my ancient 12+ year old Lamar and getting a new board/binding setup. Last month I picked up a Rome Anthem 159, and now I'm getting ready to pull the trigger on bindings. I spend 80% of my time on the mountain carving and bombing down groomers, so I really don't care about buttering, hitting rails, etc.

I've spent the past month or so narrowing down my binding choice, and I'm stuck between the Union Factory and Rome Targa. From everything I've read, they're both on stiffer side of medium flex, which should match up well with the Anthem. Both are priced similarly, and right now I'm leaning towards the Unions.

I've spent the last 12+ years riding a set of Liquid bindings that came with my old board, so I'm sure I'll be blown away by either choice, but does anyone have any input on the two?

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If I was buying a binding that fits this description from one of these two companies, it'd be the Rome Katana.
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Forgot to mention that I've primarily been looking at 2014 closeout equipment. Budget is in the $200 range.
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Not sure if the size will work for you, but...

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i have a 2013 rome anthem (163) and i use targa bindings and i love them. they compliment the board extremely well. i've never used union bindings so i can't compare them. the factorys seem like a good choice too though.
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Not sure if the size will work for you, but...

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Hmm - I'm right on the upper end, with a 10.5/11 boot. Now I have three choices to decide between...Thanks!

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i have a 2013 rome anthem (163) and i use targa bindings and i love them. they compliment the board extremely well. i've never used union bindings so i can't compare them. the factorys seem like a good choice too though.
Thanks for the feedback. How do you like the Anthem?
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Hmm - I'm right on the upper end, with a 10.5/11 boot. Now I have three choices to decide between...Thanks!



Thanks for the feedback. How do you like the Anthem?
The factory is middle of the road stiffness,
Targa or Katana all day.
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I'd definitely rate the Factory stiffer than middle of the road. I'd say it's in the 7 or 8 out of 10 range - I'll go 7.5. It's fairly stiff.
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I ride Factory's and would say that they are stiff. They are way stiffer than my SLs. And they SLs are considered medium stiffness. The difference is night and day. With that said, I've never ridden Rome bindings so I can't add anything on the comparison of the two (or three).
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I switched from my old Rome 390 boss bindings to the Union Factory last year and I will never get anything but Union bindings again. The factory bindings are bomb proof and the responsiveness is incredible.
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