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Targas +1

Cartels just aren't as comfy and the highback at level 0 has way too much forward lean.

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Targas. Picked up a pair last month. Comfortable, adjustable, customizable. I couldn't be happier with the purchase.
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Another vote for the Targas...I have been riding them this year and love everything about them.
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Cartels if you are more of an all-mountain freestyle/freeride person who something stiffer and more responsive.

Targas if you are more of a park/jib person who wants something softer and more playful.

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Cartels if you are more of an all-mountain freestyle/freeride person who something stiffer and more responsive.

Targas if you are more of a park/jib person who wants something softer and more playful.
Correct me if I am wrong, aren't the Targas stiffer than the 390's?

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Correct me if I am wrong, aren't the Targas stiffer than the 390's?
you can adjust the stiffness with different inserts in the ankle strap, so they can be either stiffer or as loose as 390's
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Correct me if I am wrong, aren't the Targas stiffer than the 390's?
I'm just going off the research I did when I bought my setup this year.

They are both great bindings it really just comes down to personal preference. Myself, I like a lot of forward lean.

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I'm just going off the research I did when I bought my setup this year.

They are both great bindings it really just comes down to personal preference. Myself, I like a lot of forward lean.
You're not alone on the forward lean thing

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Having ridden both I vote the Targas without a doubt, I HATED the cartels, they were uncomfortable I hate burtons toecaps, there ratchet system sux(well it did the last time I rode a burton binding 2 yrs ago and that Will be the last time I ride one lol) and the cartels foward lean is just Retarted.
Yes the targas can ge adjustable from semi flexy to moderatly stiff, IMO one of the best bindings out there, for someone who wants to do it all.
BUT........... they do have compatibility problems with boots, I have worn 4 or 5 different boots with my targas, and most of them just ... dont seem... to line up 100%. some boots are worse then other my old k2 boots were too wide for the binding anyime I would do a press or lean back at all the front right "soul"/bottom of the boot would pop up and sit on the side of the binding, it was a huge pain, luckly I needed boots and replaced them, the boots I have now the dc judges actually seem to narrow for the binding so after I tighten them about 40% of the time I have to stop mid run after they worked themselves into the "right" spot and I have to tighten the bindings 2-3 more clicks.
my opinion if you have a local store bring your boot in and make sure they fit first. because If they do fit , GET THEM!!!
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I heard that Burton boots work best in Burton bindings, is this true?

If so, why don't you get your boots sorted first and that might make the decision for you
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