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Old 09-23-2010, 10:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default rome boss 390 or union force

Im stuck between these two bindings. Theres probably other threads on this but oh well. Which binding to choose? pro's and cons of each binding? thanks in advance for the help.

going to be on a rome artifact 1985, riding park, jibbin and just messin around

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Old 09-24-2010, 12:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Either...

390 bosses have the adjustable cantbed.
Forces will be a bit softer.


Unions come in yellow, black, white, and cyan.
390's come in blue, black/white, and black.
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Forces will be softer than 390s? Really? In what way?
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Forces will be softer than 390s? Really? In what way?
pretty much my reaction. I thought 390s were much softer (well, for a "mid-stiff" binding), especially in the highback. Basetray might be a little stiffer, but not enough that I think it matters. I personally think toe straps on the 390s are far superior, but were a bit lacking in some of the adjustment options (highback rotation was a bit frustrating-- heel cup adjustment on the Forces is also nice)
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Rome 390 Boss... Yes you can with Yes iCant beds. Can we say comfy?
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Boss, without a doubt.
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i went to checkout both bindings at my local shop this week. the union's felt a little cheaper. it seemed just like a basic, sturdy binding that will handle anything you throw at it. the rome on the other hand felt like an upscale binding. the asymmetrical highback just makes sense and the straps bend away from your boot avoiding stepping on it when strapping in. the cant beds are a nice option and frame flows well and under the binding which has a nice and soft base probably absorbing a lot of chatter.

since i'm looking at forum and capita boards, it'll be a tough choice too. both bindings will handle what i need them for, but union's go with capita's like pb and jelly. i really wish the boss' came in cyan for both bindings, not mixed with white on one binding. can't go wrong with each.
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Forces will be softer than 390s? Really? In what way?
390's have more metal. More metal=more stiffy. And Union highbacks are all rather soft. If the Union toestrap works with your boots well, it is actually a comfy design. But it only works that well with certain boots.
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More metal=more stiffy.
What a useless generalization.
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haha useless generalization indeed.

I had the union forces last year, board got stolen though so they are no more :'(. Got stolen the first day i took my girlfriend snowboarding too, how nice.

Anyways! I didnt care for them =). The toe strap did not have my confidence and it did slip off a little at the beginning but that stopped soon. The screws by the side of the baseplate dug into my boot and tore it a bit, not much nothing to even consider worrying about, but it did annoy me. It was a solid binding though and it's not cheap in feeling. Its fine.

When i tried out my buddy's rome targa bindings (which is a tad stiffer that the 390s) I was amazed at how confortable it was compared to my union forces. This is partly why i'm getting the bosses this year.

Oh by the way triple, i've been reading posts that includde you in it, just wanna say "smile it's snowboarding! YEAH FOR IT!"
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