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Old 02-24-2011, 11:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Rome 390's or Targa's?

I'm looking to buy some new bindings. My current setup is a Ride Kink 156w with Ride Ex's. I've narrowed down my decision to either the Rome 390's or Targa's, but i can't really decide. I ride mainly park, and i just would like an opinion on which would interface better. If anyone has any other opinions on a solid binding, i'm really open to anything.
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Old 02-24-2011, 11:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I've never ridden Targas, but I hear they're stiffer than the 390s, also the big difference to consider is the cant bed system. If thats not appealing then go with the 390s, if it is but you still want a softer binding, then take a look at the 390 bosses. I ride bosses and they're pretty awesome. The cant bed really helps with the knees and then if you're riding a rocker it really helps with tip to tail power. The flex is fairly soft, but I can still ride the whole mountain.
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Old 02-24-2011, 11:14 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I've never ridden Targas, but I hear they're stiffer than the 390s, also the big difference to consider is the cant bed system. If thats not appealing then go with the 390s, if it is but you still want a softer binding, then take a look at the 390 bosses. I ride bosses and they're pretty awesome. The cant bed really helps with the knees and then if you're riding a rocker it really helps with tip to tail power. The flex is fairly soft, but I can still ride the whole mountain.
Pretty much, although they are softer than targas you dont give up much.. Boss are definitly all mountain
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Definitely 390 Boss on the Kink, the Targas would be too stiff. While you can make the Targa's ankle strap as soft as the 390, the highbacks are significantly stiffer on the Targas.
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Definitely 390 Boss on the Kink, the Targas would be too stiff. While you can make the Targa's ankle strap as soft as the 390, the highbacks are significantly stiffer on the Targas.
DrnkZag-Were the targas too stiff on your SL? I have some on my SL and they felt a bit much for the board. I threw the bosses on there now and rides much better. Im getting a premier and putting the targas on there instead
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Definitely 390 Boss on the Kink, the Targas would be too stiff...
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I've got Targas on my freeride board and 390 bosses on my all mountain and there is a pretty big difference in the stiffness and mobility that they allow. If you put Targas on the Kink, all you'll notice is the bindings. The 390 Boss will make for a better pairing.
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DrnkZag-Were the targas too stiff on your SL? I have some on my SL and they felt a bit much for the board. I threw the bosses on there now and rides much better. Im getting a premier and putting the targas on there instead
Yeah, I ended up getting a set of Ride Deltas for the SL and they match the flex of the board MUCH better. The Targas now reside on my Highlife. Not to say the Targas were TOO stiff for the SL, it just wasn't the setup I was looking for.
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i have some targas and i love them i ride 100% park and my presses have been good as ever with them. Also the response on them is absolutely amazing
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i have some targas and i love them i ride 100% park and my presses have been good as ever with them. Also the response on them is absolutely amazing
this is utterly pointless advertising targas as a park binding... targa's are not a park binding for a reason.. {the stiffness resulting in higher hair-fraction response means the easier to FKITUP.}
bosses are easily, without question, THE park binding in this thread... targas are a more all mountain binding...

doesn't mean you can't take them in the park, but take them in the park, and the 390s in the park... same deck, you'll have much more success with the 390s.

that's how rome designed it to be.

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this is utterly pointless advertising targas as a park binding... targa's are not a park binding for a reason.. {the stiffness resulting in higher hair-fraction response means the easier to FKITUP.}
bosses are easily, without question, THE park binding in this thread... targas are a more all mountain binding...

doesn't mean you can't take them in the park, but take them in the park, and the 390s in the park... same deck, you'll have much more success with the 390s.

that's how rome designed it to be.
I don't think he was advertising them for the park, but stating his experience that he rides them in the park with good success. Of course I agree with you that the 390's are superior in this case.
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