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Old 11-10-2010, 08:12 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Just picked up a pair of 2010 Rome Targas for my Dad, $175. Good luck finding another deal like that, but they are awesome bindings. I have 2010 Rome 390's and I'm quite jealous, even though the Targas work out much better for him since he is in the same boat as you and is a freerider and not a freestyler.
I agree. Targas are definitely a good, stiffer binding--and a sensibly-priced one at that too.

In the off-season between 05/06 and 06/07, I picked up some 05/06 Rome Targas and some 05/06 Union C4 Elites. They both performed very similarly and I really liked both of them, but I got rid of the Targas because I was able to crank-down the Union ratchets much tighter than the Romes.

Once I got my CO2s in 07/08, they became my go-to bindings and pretty much have been ever since, but I still have those C4 Elites as back-ups.

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Old 11-10-2010, 09:04 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Didn't you get your CADs used off of geartrade.com, TLN? If so, I think that most people would agree that such an occurrence is highly unusual and therefore abnormal.

It looks like Principal has US 9.5 boots, so for Ride SPIs he would need Larges and all that REI have available are Mediums and XLs...
Yep, it was me. Someone pointed me this bindings in a thread here.
I've posted a Ride SPI's for $138 and tha't a good deal imho. Better then Burtons and even Rome(i think). But, as mentioned above, there's only M and XL. I think 9.5 would fit M.

Oh! I was searching the web for binders for my freied and saw RIDE CAD 08-09 for ~$160. But they're M too.
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Old 11-11-2010, 12:06 AM   #23 (permalink)
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You should have been at sports chalet when they had the SPi's for 70% off...
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Old 11-11-2010, 11:06 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Looks like they have SPI's in size L here @ $159.00, FWIW...
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Old 11-11-2010, 08:08 PM   #25 (permalink)
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WOW! Thank you all for the informed opinions. I should also say stiff (in this case) is not nearly as important as responsive even though it seems they are often one in the same. My only problem is now I want to buy a stable of bindings!
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Old 11-12-2010, 12:07 PM   #26 (permalink)
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if you're looking for responsive but you could take anywhere bindings, I'd suggest looking at Ride Delta Mvmt or Rome Targas. This should help reduce your stable of bindings
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Old 11-12-2010, 12:57 PM   #27 (permalink)
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I find the Burton Triads to be super comfy and stiff and responsive. They have so much padding that you can really have responsive without feeling like things are too tight. Ive got them on 2 of my boards.
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Old 11-12-2010, 03:40 PM   #28 (permalink)
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People refer to all mountain or do everything bindings and I am not looking for that as pipe, park, and rails spell pain and humilation for me. So I am all groomers, POW, crud and looking for an ocassional place to get my board off the snow and in to the air. I am picking up the c60's today for $200, but wouldn't mind hedging my bet with bindings that I could resell after getting them as it seems NO ONE local has anything to actually get my hands on.
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Old 11-12-2010, 10:41 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Got'em! They are not as light as I was expecting, but the forward lean does not seem to be extreme unless you really dial them down. They are very solid. I can't wait to see how responsive they are.
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Old 11-13-2010, 02:39 PM   #30 (permalink)
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I am an old fart as well, big mtn freerider (no park for me) and I have C60s on all 3 of my boards. $200 is a great price, your gonna dig em for sure!
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