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Old 04-18-2011, 03:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Rome Targa?

Im thinkin bout gettin some rome targas for my T Rice it seems like they would be a good fit. They seem stiff and responsive which is what im lookin for on that board. Im thinking about gettin some right now. Problem is Ride is coming out with the Capo next year they seem sick, and from the few reviews ive seem so far they are solid. Anyone have any advice on this?
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Old 04-18-2011, 06:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I think the Targas are great, I have 2010s on my Arbor Element. Have you ridden Rome before? I love the customization, build quality and straps (ankle for comfort/customization, toe for fit/low profile). Can't comment on the Ride or make a comparison but unless you've ridden both brands I'd go with the one you trust, both have excellent reps.

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Old 04-18-2011, 09:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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No i have not been on ride or rome, i have only rode burton. I have been researching both though and they both seem legit. Although the targas seem sweet. I just want something that is really responsive that will initiate edge changes quickly.
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Old 04-19-2011, 02:49 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I picked up 2010 Targa's and love them.
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Old 04-19-2011, 11:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Both Rome and Ride make excellent bindings. I've owned a pair of targas for a couple seasons now and they've held up well. If you can find a pair of targas on sale, I'd pick them up versus waiting for the Rides. Otherwise, if you're not in a rush, wait and see which you like better.
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Old 07-30-2011, 04:50 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Default Targas or Cartels

I'm planning to change my two year worn targas for new bindings. I narrowed my options for 2012 Targas or Cartels re:flex. Unfortunatelly I don't have any knowledge about burton re:flex tech so can't make up my mind. Can you recommend me sth? Which one will be beter?

I'm looking for one binding for NS Raptor and NS SL.

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Old 07-31-2011, 07:47 AM   #7 (permalink)
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i have the 2011 targas and i love them, best binding i have used by far. i had the 2012 t rice but have just changed to the riders choice (long story) but they are very responsive and comfortable. I also am a big guy so if they are like that for me they should be really responsive for lighter guys. Cheers
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Old 08-02-2011, 05:01 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I would agree with most people on this forum that Targas are a great binding. That being said, 90% of snowboard equipment is marketed crap, so I'm saying that in comparison to a bunch of crap. They are good, but I notice you are looking for something strong and you are from Bozeman (some serious riding there... Bridger Bowl is sick).
You might bend your Targa's baseplates (they are aluminum, which is a brital NON-flexible material), I did, as I have with any aluminum binding I've ever used. I'm talking about riding big
Another con is that Rome doesn't make Medium bindings, so if you have a common boot size (9-11) you will probably find them a little big (an extra 1/2" too wide). It didn't seem to be a problem for me, although I would probably try to squeeze into the smalls next time if possible.
You might want to check out the Arsenals, basically the same thing but with a beefier baseplate/heelcup (doesn't have material drilled out).
The straps and the ratchets on the Targa are AWESOME though! (best ankle strap I've ever used?)
Tested: about 60 days of aggressive riding in the Kootenays
Board Used: Rome Agent Rocker 157 (pretty similar to T-Rice, but not owned by every Aussie )
Either way, a really good binding, better than most others on the market.

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Old 08-03-2011, 01:52 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Thnaks for the answers. So one option definatelly would be targas?
What about Cartels or Malavitas with re:flex. Do you have any experience or knowledge about Brutons re:flex tech?

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Since when is aluminum brittle? I see more broken Polycarb than snapped aluminum. Maybe BA can chime in if he sees this to correct me as he has way more shop experience than me, but I have seen some Ride bindings come in that were bent to hell, but never any with snapped aluminum. That is why Ride has stuck with aluminum this long, they feel its a superior material and its pliability under stress is one of the major reasons, cause their bindings don't explode, they just bend.

Reflex is bullshit unless you ride with angles of like 9* or less. The mounting disc must sit perpendicular to the edge. But when you rotate the binding for you angles, the window of flex in the baseplate doesn't match up with the disc after a certain degree making the flex window useless. That being said, Forum's system isn't noticable either and it's better designed to handle higher binding angles. If you want better board flex do something with a minidisc. Much of Rides line for 2012 is using it as well as about half of the Raiden line.

If you're worried about board flex get Capos, they have a mini disc.
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