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rome 390 + targa same issues as boses / good for my pickle?

hey guys,

decided to buy a 2nd board. (forest bailey pickle)

now, according to the interwebz the 2011 390s and targas have issues with paint chipping off.

Is this issue with the 390 / targas as bad as the bosses (im assuming yes)

Also, also according to the interwebz' description of the 390s, these would be the best for my pickle. I have read that the targas can to a degree simulate the 390s' flex / comfort (with all the tricky clips and zips that they have) is this true?

The reason I ask is that im wanting a flexy binding so I can impress and rip the shit out of the park but may also want to venture off into the trees for some quiet time.

Would the 390 allow for both these adventures comfortably?
Would the targa allow for this when tweaked to utmost comfort?

Would I regret buying the 390s if for some reason I decided not to hit the park at all for the season? and vice versa with the targas

Ive read all the reviews / threads here / everywhere.

Im a little slow and need more info.

thanks guys
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Are you seriously concerned about paint chipping on your bindings? You sir are doing it wrong if you are.

I take my 390 bosses all over the mountain without fear. They have flex to them yes but not where they are folding up on you.
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390 Bosses are my all-around binding. I'm picking up the 2012 Targas for next season to use for my big mountain trips.

My Bosses do have pain chips and I can care less. Great bindings. I did however have issues with the toe strap ladders and ankle ratchets. I asked Rome for replacements and they sent me the 2012 ratchets and ladders. Problem is now completely solved.

They even gave me new highbacks because of the paint chip even though I didn't ask for it (I still continued to ride my chipped ones... I'm using the replacement set as a back up in case the chipped ones fail).


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snowvols - i am deeply concerned! haha

Leo - thanks always a wealth of info.

Is the paint holding upyness issues (quality) is as weak on the normal 390 and targa compared with the bosses?
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snowvols - i am deeply concerned! haha

Leo - thanks always a wealth of info.

Is the paint holding upyness issues (quality) is as weak on the normal 390 and targa compared with the bosses?
It's all basically the same. I hear the Targas have less of that problem. It's something about the glossy colors which the Bosses have.

I did demo their 2012 bindings and didn't really notice any significant chipping. That speaks volumes considering:

1) They were demos which means they had to be beaten into the ground

2) They were pre-production models

Seriously though, with a warranty system as awesome as the one Rome has in place, paint chipping should not worry you one bit. You will be missing out on a great pair of bindings because of such a minute issue.

I do recommend contacting them about replacement ladders and ratchets right off the bat though. If they give you trouble, just mention that someone hopped on the Snowboardingforums and told customers to ask for these parts if they are concerned about them.


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Mine are chipped up but I could care less it is all cosmetic. I have had several warranty issues. I tore my toe strap and broke an ankle ladder. They did send me replacements for each without a problem. They have a killer warranty department.
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my 390 have tons of paint chips.. who the hell cares man. The only complaint I have is the lock for one of the toestrap ladders comes loose fairly easily.
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my 390 have tons of paint chips.. who the hell cares man. The only complaint I have is the lock for one of the toestrap ladders comes loose fairly easily.
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Thanks guys,

Im probably leaning more towards either the targas or the normal 390s. theres just something about the bosses that pisses me of haha actually it could be what i read about some people having issues with the binding ripping clean from the board.

now, can the targas be adjusted to feel like the 390s and be an excellent park binding and killer mountain binding?
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Thanks guys,

Im probably leaning more towards either the targas or the normal 390s. theres just something about the bosses that pisses me of haha actually it could be what i read about some people having issues with the binding ripping clean from the board.

now, can the targas be adjusted to feel like the 390s and be an excellent park binding and killer mountain binding?
390 bosses are great. And I don't recommend Rome usually. Get them. People having problems with them ripping off the board is user error. Paint chipping was not Romes fault, the manufacturer changed the paint formula after Rome's initial approval. They are no longer using them if memory serves.

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