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Waist Deep 01-16-2010 11:29 PM

Having some bad gear-luck..
ook so i just posted about needing new boots, and i figured that would be the last bit of gear ill need for at least this season.. well I just went to pull my bindings off to give the ol stick a wax, and low and behold, my brand new (purchased dec 27) targas have a nice big crack right through, between the baseplate hole and the heel stomp pad hole.. Has any one had problems like this before? linked pics, sorry for quality, i assure you the line is a legit crack, all the way around.. now what i was hoping someone could tell me is if they've had similar problems with targas, or rome bindings in general before, and how warranty handled it? i love their decks, and ive heard nothing but the best about the binders.. ive only put eight days on them.. im pretty dissapointed to say the least.

trippinblly 01-17-2010 12:15 AM

my brother just had his rome uniteds that he got for xmas snap in half during the second sesh of the year...snap like the toe half was still attached under the disc while the heelcup and high back were in his hand while he strolled down the mountain with board in hand. And these were installed by the board shop he got his setup...a 156 rome agent... from so its not like he was screwing around with em or he was using different companies which should matter anyway. Now while doing my research on the forum i found out that rome recalled the uniteds for a serious safety issue but I was lookign around on the internet and there have been alot of complaints about romes plastics in the last year or two...something about going to a cheaper material that is not a friend to the cold...the feel i was getting from some sites seems to be they are trying to cut corners to compete with burton and spreading themselves thin over alot of areas instead of just focusing on making super solid products.

DC5R 01-17-2010 12:37 AM

I haven't seen this before. Now I'll need to check my Targas. Anyhow, contact Rome. Their customer service is supposedly incredible. Let us know how this situation turns out.

Waist Deep 01-17-2010 02:14 AM

yeah, actually now that i think about it i remember reading on a while back about romes convert to cheeper plastics. I sent rome a email right after i came across it, i rode a couple -40 with wind days, so that would explain it, will let you guys know what happens

Grasschopper 01-17-2010 08:15 AM

Ugh...I guess I didn't do enough research before getting the Targas as this woul dpiss me off. So I just got a set of Targas for my T.Rice C2BTX and a set of 390s for my wifes Carbon Credit and 2 days later I start hearing about breakage.

I will keep an eye on mine and post if I have any issues.

Use macro mode...the pictures are actually very good...just focused on the wrong thing. :D

Glade Ripper 01-17-2010 10:12 AM

Should have gone with Ride bindings and their metal bases, can't break them :cheeky4:

Waist Deep 01-17-2010 10:20 AM

haha no doubt, funny you said that, my last pait were olld rides, they were nice, bombproof for sure, the only problem i had with them was i bent the heelcup in around when i replaced them so the high back wouldnt go flish into the cup anymore, but a ballpin hammer fxed er right up lol.
But i do love the way the targas feel, and really hope i just got a bad pair\

edit: yeah, dont get me wrong, thats my only quam with them thus far.. great bindings, responsive, good stiffness, and ADJUSTABLEEEE ha

DC5R 01-17-2010 11:16 AM

I wouldn't worry about the Targas too much Grasschopper. This could be one defect in a million sold, which are pretty good odds. Let's wait to see how Rome deals with the situation.

extra0 01-17-2010 02:13 PM

It's not one in a million. It's a well documented problem with rome's cheap china plastic. Something's wrong with QC.

rome will definitely give you a new baseplate...but it'll be the same plastic as the broken one. They'll also ask you to send them the broken your shipping expense (they send first, so I guess you really don't have to send the old one).

When I got my new highback, I put my romes up for sale the same day.

FoShizzle 01-17-2010 02:30 PM

I use to have targas. But one day, my toe strap completely cracked off :\. For some reason the company said it was unrepairable and irreplaceable. :( WTF? but i though they were good while they lasted.

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