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Rome 390 Boss or Union Force for NS Evo?

I just got my NS Evo 158 today in the mail. Which binding should I get to complement this beauty? I will be doing 50/50 (park/groomers).

And will a Size 9.5 Burton Freestyle(2008) Boot fit in a Rome 390 S/M?

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I have Bosses on the Evo. Awesome combo. I'm just not into Union. Really disliked the 2012 Force and Contact Pro.

I also have 2011 Burton Restricted Hail boots in 9.5. It has shrinkage tech and I can fit them into my L/XL Boss bindings. Takes some adjustments so read up on the manual first.

My vote goes to

390 Boss >>>>>>>>> Union Force

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Thanks Leo. I doubt my Freestyle have shrinkage tech. I think it might be too big for S/M on the 390's but I'm getting a killer deal on a blue/white combo. But if I can't fit it, which site have the best prices on the 390's new?
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just dont complain when the paint on your 390 boss starts chipping on you after an hour on the snow.
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just dont complain when the paint on your 390 boss starts chipping on you after an hour on the snow.
Yea, they do chip easy. Thankfully Rome will gladly give you new highbacks if that's the case. Rome warranty is a beast.

By the way, I rather have chipped up paint than a crappy toe strap that doesn't even fit my boot correctly.

Performance >>>>>>> aesthetics

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Rome >>>>>>> Union

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I'd go with the Forces. You are going to be stuck in the middle of the Rome sizes. The only advantage that Bosses have over Forces is canted footbeds, but Forces have better ratchets and a softer highback.
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yea, the only thing that worries me are the sizing of the Romes. decisions..
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I'd go with the Forces. You are going to be stuck in the middle of the Rome sizes. The only advantage that Bosses have over Forces is canted footbeds, but Forces have better ratchets and a softer highback.
He's just one of few people who have a problem with sizing.

I even made suggestions to another rider who was having the same issue with his Targas as crazyface. After he took some time to adjust them, he ended up loving them.

Not to discount crazyface's opinion, but he is a rare case. And Forces have better ratchets? On the ankle maybe. That toe ratchet is wretched. Again, the toe strap doesn't even hug your boot completely. Don't see Forces winning here.

Another good binding to consider is the Ride Delta. Superb toe strap, but a bit stiffer than the Boss and Force. Ratchets are okay, not horrible or great.

If you go with Rome and have problems adjusting the fit, I'll be glad to help you out as well. If my 9.5 Shrinkage boots fit without a problem in the L/XL, I doubt you will have issues with your boots.

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I have L/XL bosses with a size 9 thirtytwo Prion. Took a few trips to really get the fit dialed in for me, but now I couldn't be happier.

As said before the paint will pretty much chip off if you even think about shredding.

A Rome rep contacted me on the forum offering new highbacks. I think thats pretty awesome! As for getting new ones, I think it would just happen again, so ultimately performance over aesthetics.

Oh and as for the ratchets, I think they're pretty smooth. Just don't take off if the ratchet isn't locked down, that'll cause some slip and release. Otherwise they release real smooth and everything else is freakin' sweet!

I can't comment on Union, I checked them out, but never ridden a pair...
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I have L/XL bosses with a size 9 thirtytwo Prion. Took a few trips to really get the fit dialed in for me, but now I couldn't be happier.

As said before the paint will pretty much chip off if you even think about shredding.

A Rome rep contacted me on the forum offering new highbacks. I think thats pretty awesome! As for getting new ones, I think it would just happen again, so ultimately performance over aesthetics.

Oh and as for the ratchets, I think they're pretty smooth. Just don't take off if the ratchet isn't locked down, that'll cause some slip and release. Otherwise they release real smooth and everything else is freakin' sweet!

I can't comment on Union, I checked them out, but never ridden a pair...
Yet another rider with smaller boots like me that adjusted L/XL Rome bindings to fit properly.

Take note Bellaisa: Crazy face has a larger boot than us and owns a S/M Boss. He tried on the L/XL IN THE STORE and said it didn't fit. He said he made all the adjustments in the store, but I find that doubtful. How many people bring a tool into the store or ask an employee for one and start unscrewing stuff on the binding?

Crazyface flat out didn't take time to adjust the L/XL in my opinion. Sorry, I tried to be quite before, but I'm calling you out now that you are going into Rome Boss threads talking about poor sizing.

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