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Old 01-16-2011, 12:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 390 boss's too soft for a freerider?

I'm really interested in getting these bindings, mainly because of the yesicant system. Heard good things about how it takes some of the pressure off your knees and can keep you riding a bit longer if you have knee issues like I do. I rode a lift with someone who has these but they told me they mainly use them in the park and hadn't really explored passed that. So here's my question: I'm more a freerider myself, so I need a binding that's gonna stand up to charging down tougher trails at high speeds. Do you think it's stiff enough to hold up on the harder trails? I'm curious since the guy I talked to said it was perfect for him in the park. Anyone who has the 390 boss bindings and can give me some feedback would be great.
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Get Targas instead.
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Old 01-16-2011, 12:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I recently bought a pair of 390 boss and I think they kick ass all over the mountain. Would recommend them to you but I think the targas is a better choice for freeriding, not that the boss dont do a good job while freeriding it's just that they're a bit more park oriented.
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They're fine for a freerider as long as they fit your preferences. I know guys who freeride and kill it on soft boots and Flux bindings with stupid soft urethane highbacks... so it's all on what you like. No one can really tell you that, you just have to try them and see. I can say personally that I prefer midstiff bindings everywhere and enjoy bombing on my Bosses at high speeds.

But as others have said, Targas are an option because they have the same Yes I Cant adjustable footbed. They are MARKETED as more of a freeride binding, but they're just a stiffer binding...
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Went down a double diamond in the copper mountain backbowls with these and they were fine. Sure it could have been just a wee bit stiffer, but it was still very responsive..
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They're fine for a freerider as long as they fit your preferences. I know guys who freeride and kill it on soft boots and Flux bindings with stupid soft urethane highbacks... so it's all on what you like. No one can really tell you that, you just have to try them and see. I can say personally that I prefer midstiff bindings everywhere and enjoy bombing on my Bosses at high speeds.

But as others have said, Targas are an option because they have the same Yes I Cant adjustable footbed. They are MARKETED as more of a freeride binding, but they're just a stiffer binding...
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I'm one of those guys that ride the whole mountain and I have a soft boot with these bindings.

However, truth is that stiffer is more responsive. Also, the reason I have the type of setup I do is because I'm mainly an all-mountain freestyler. If you are strictly a freerider, the Targas will serve you much better since they also include the Yes I Cant system. Also, the Targas have an adjustable flex ankle strap.
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