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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-26-2010, 08:42 PM
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Another New Bindings Thread

Hey everyone, I'm new so I apologize up front.

I've only started snowboarding this month, but I'm trying to put a kit together now to save the cash in the long run. Board is 160CM Rossi Accelerator (Nothing fancy, I know) I have Head Premium boots in size 9.5. I know neither one is an impressive piece, but both were super cheap and brand new.

Save on Forum Recon Snowboard Bindings Orange - Mens Snowboards Binding Snowboarding Gear Equipment
I've been looking at these bindings for a few days. I know nothing about them and all my snowboarding friends (decades of cumulative experience) just say as long as it straps you to the board you're fine.
My local shop also has a set of 2007 Targas up for sale at $165, and it seems this group loves the Targas. Link: Rome Targa Snowboard Binding - 2007 BCS from Dogfunk.com

Any expierence with the Forums? As far as specs and features go, they seem near identical. I also wonder about the size; as the Forums are S/M (5-9) and I'm at 9.5. Shop says the Targas are MED.

As dumb as it sounds, I'd really like a binding with some orange to compliment the board.

Thanks in advance, tell me what you think!!!
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-28-2010, 04:25 PM
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60 views and no one has anything to say?!
Come on, guys (and/or gals).
post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-28-2010, 07:42 PM
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I guess it really depends on what kinda riding you're into. Which is hard to say since you've only been at it for less than a month. It seems like the Targas would be a stiffer and more for all-mountain shredding. On the other hand, the Recon's are alright considering the price though they seem more basic than the Targa's.

In terms of size, I would say that the Targa's would be a better fit for your boots since it would be nice to not have to jam your feet into your bindings to strap in.
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THANK YOU!

I agree with you - hard to forecast my needs without really knowing them myself. Took another trip up yesterday and had a blast. I'm starting to feel like I'm controlling the board, rather than just trying to stand while hurtling down a bunny hill. In my immediate future, however, I see mainly riding the mountain, rather than spending time in a park. Then again, who knows?

I went to the store today, eying the Targa's. I might be leaning a little towards them, with that size concern a big factor. Plus it looks like they are super adjustable so I can tweak them all kinds of ways if my needs were to change.

Also started taking a look at 2010 Burton Customs, price point between the two, and I definitely recognize the name, and the House has them in all sizes.

I'd still like a little more feedback though...
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I have a set of Targas and canít say enough about them. On the fly adjustment. Comfortable. Responsive. Youíre going to be happy with them.
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I think the targa's will be the best choice in the long run. When I upgrade, that's what I'm getting w/o reservations
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I can't comment on the Forum bindings, but I own a set of '08 Targas and can say, without any hesitation, that they are great bindings. Extremely customizable and comfortable. The only negative comment I have is that they weigh a little more than most other bindings...oh well.

With a 9.5 boot, you're going to want to find a L/XL binding. The ladders on that model year were pretty short. I ride a S/M pair of Targas and, in a 9 Salomon F20 boot which has a reduced footprint versus most other brands, I just get the ladders to insert into the ratchet. You may want to take your boots with you to your shop and test fit the bindings. Make sure you're actually wearing your boots when you do the test fit.
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With a 9.5 boot, you're going to want to find a L/XL binding. The ladders on that model year were pretty short. I ride a S/M pair of Targas and, in a 9 Salomon F20 boot which has a reduced footprint versus most other brands, I just get the ladders to insert into the ratchet.
Really? Now it sounds like I'm back to square one with my sizing concerns. Bogus.
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So I bought the Targas... Brand new 27 Rome Targas...

Sitting in my living room now with them, going to do a little pre-lim set up. I should get the blue loctite right? I tried them on at the store (name drop: BoBo's Mogul Mouse) and with backs all the way back and the toes forward they fit pretty well. My 9.5 Head boots have a real small chassis compared to others in the size, it seems. The tech there said they were fitting just where they need to, and that those were an awesome binding. I'll let you know and post a pic later.

Can anyone direct me to some good set up threads?
Thanks in advance!!!
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Congrats on the purchase. The screws that come with the bindings already have loctite on them, you don't need any more than that.

In terms of setup, just adjust the ankle strap so the centre of the strap is in the middle of the boot and the same with the toe strap. With the highback, rotate if you like it that way and adjust for as much forward lean as you like. A lot of the setup will really depend on what feels good/responds best to you.
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