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Old 04-04-2011, 08:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Union 2012 vs. Rome 2012

Anyone get to demo these two brands yet for 2012? Anyone know the MSRP's of the models? Looking into Targas, 390's (boss or not idk if I really need the canting), Union Atlas '12 and Contact Pro '12. Any info on any of these models is much appreciated!

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Sticking to groomers and going to start learning park next season.
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Old 04-04-2011, 08:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Rome>Union.

Unions new toe strap is terrible. The new one on the Targas is better than this years.
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how bout Flux? I like the Rk30 and TT30.
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Rome makes awesome bindings. I'd go with 390 Bosses. you wont be disappointed.
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After this season of trying basically all the major binding companies, i will address the three mentioned so far in this thread.

Rome: super comfortable, but i feel like im riding up on risers for some reason. cant options are nice.

Union: i have decided i cannot physically ride unions. their straps cause some terrible foot pain for me.

Flux: super comfortable and solid binding. best toe strap i have encountered and no pressure points.
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I just don't like my gut feeling about Union's. They seem to be very well made as far as quality goes but between the sizing problems that I may encounter with my boot size depending on the brand I buy, and the comfort of the other 2 bindings, I think I am going to focus on Rome and Flux. Models I have decided on are Targas, 390's, DS30's (2012 green/purple/yellow looks SICK), and TT30's. Hoping to hear some in depth reviews on the Flux bindings as there are lots on the Rome's.
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DS30's are not a good replacement for the DS45's. They felt softer. More like what I though the RK's would feel like. They matched up well on a 147 Kink.

Honestly my favorite bindings for 2012 are Raiden Zeros. I liked Flux, but none of them had the level of dampening I want. Nothing more than base and some EVA. Ride doesn't make Nitranes the same anymore. Flow, same as Flux. The Raidens were as comfy as Flux and Rome (not as comfy as Flow, but nothing would be) but provided the dampening I want. Them Airbags are money.
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In your opinion would a softer or stiffer binding be better for an intermediate-expert groomer rider looking to get into park? The TT30 seems more stiff than the DS30 according to tech specs. Better for the ET? Keep in mind I am also fairly heavy being 195 lbs
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Well made and Union should never be in the same sentence.
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Well, you would probably like Zeros on that.

For Flux 2012 try some DMCC Lights.
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