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Old 07-23-2012, 03:03 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I'm actually in Australia so it's currently part of our very short snow season.

It also makes the shipping/returning thing tricky as they are coming from the USA. It is possible if I get onto it before they leave the USA it will cost me a bit of money/time but I'd rather that than bindings that don't fit.



Hi Leo

Glad you noticed this post as it was some of your other posts that really got me thinking.

I have to say I'm surprised by your answer I was pretty sure you would recommend the L/XL from your previous posts. I appreciate your honesty on the matter though.

Could I ask you to expand why you would go S/M next time rather than the L/XL considering with adjustments you got the L/XL fitting well? What do you find lacking in the L/XL.

A point I read of yours in another post was what happens if my next pair of boots don't have shrinkage which I thought was a good point.

Did you have to switch any parts i.e shorter straps etc?

I actually just received a reply from Rome email support and interestingly they recommend the L/XL to play it safe.

My S/M are currently in transit but I can still do a last minute swap it will just cost me some time/money.

Thanks again.
My main reason for the change of hear this the Test Fest from this year that I attended. I tried a bevy of bindings in Medium. I was much happier with the fit from Burton to K2.

Don't get me wrong, I'm still happy with my 390 Bosses. I just now prefer medium sized bindings because of the extra response I get from them.

I would try the S/M out with the settings maxed first to see how you like the fit. Since you have the option for a L/XL, you really have nothing to lose aside from shipping.

As for spare parts, I did have to replace the ladders on the toe straps. I got buckles in case as well. It wasn't a length issue though. My stock ladders didn't lock into position due to a minor imperfection.
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I just got myself a pair of 390 Boss' that recently came in Mine are L/XL, I wear K2 Maysis 10.5, and they fit pretty damn snug. The adjustments may seem overwhelming, but the end result is well worth it
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I just got myself a pair of 390 Boss' that recently came in Mine are L/XL, I wear K2 Maysis 10.5, and they fit pretty damn snug. The adjustments may seem overwhelming, but the end result is well worth it
I second the overwhelming part. It literally took me 2 hours to set mine up the first time. Add to that the several days to dial them in further after riding them.
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My S/M 390 Boss' came today, and luckily for me every thing was already set up for my 8.5 size Nike Kaiju boot in the medium settings (for 6-8 size boots). These bindings are perfect for my Kaiju's; they fit snug. All I did was move the toe strap to the forward position. But I won't find out until after I actually get to use them on the mountain if I actually need to adjust anything. And that isn't for another 3-4 months...

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Old 08-07-2012, 07:20 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Just a quick update, I ended up returning the S/M (before they made it to Australia) and played it safe with the L/XL (didn't want to worry about the next boots I get)

I spent a few hours the other night setting up the bindings moving the heel cup forward and toe strap back. Good news is after a really quick boot test they seem to tighten up nicely on them (haven't tried standing in them yet).

I'll hopefully be riding in them over the weekend.

Thanks again for all the advice!
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I'll hopefully be riding in them over the weekend.
I'm so jealous...
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I've seen a lot of great reviews about these bindings but after reading this thread I don't think they are for me. If people are maxing out l/xl with size 9 boots then i can't see them working for size 12 boots. I'm looking to change out the flows as they are getting a little old and its time for an upgrade.
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I've seen a lot of great reviews about these bindings but after reading this thread I don't think they are for me. If people are maxing out l/xl with size 9 boots then i can't see them working for size 12 boots. I'm looking to change out the flows as they are getting a little old and its time for an upgrade.
Did you actually read the thread? People were maxing out the S/M size version with size 9 (or so) boots. The L/XL ones go much larger - mine are not even at the middle settings with size 10 boots (and those are Vans Fargos which are very bulky, more like a normal size 10.5 and a size 11-11.5 for a reduced footprint boot).
They will easily accommodate your size 12s.
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I got them working with my size 12 Deeluxe Alpha boot without shrink-tech. There was no problem at all.
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Old 09-06-2012, 09:44 AM   #30 (permalink)
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Can't speak too much about shrink tech but I'm fairly certain the 390 bosses S/M and L/XL overlap around the men's 9-9.5 right? I wear a 9.5 and picked up the Ls last week.
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