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Old 09-17-2011, 01:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 2012 union atlas vs 2012 rome targas

so im trying to figure out which bindings to get. please i dont want this to be a flame war especially about union i just want to get the best binding for me. i have only ridden on union bindings (union data which i did like) but im willing to experiment and try other companies. so my 2 choices are another union binding or rome. im open to other considerations (such as the 390 boss and the rk30) but as of now those are the 2 im looking at. im on the east coast so ill be mostly riding groomers, hard packed, and very little pow (unless i take a trip out west or we get a good snow season in vermont). im also going to be mostly on the mountain with a few trips to the park. im still a noob when it comes to the park but im determined to get better this year.

i heard about the problems about the toe strap for the union forces and the atlas are like the forces except lighter. do the atlas' still have that problem with the toe straps? if so im def going to another company until they fix it.

my specs are 5'10-5'11 and around 190lbs with a sz 9.5 f22 salomon boots. ill be riding a capita totally fkn awesome board. thanks!

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Old 09-18-2011, 01:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The toe strap issues that many have talked about on this forum were with both the 2011 Forces and the pre-production 2012's. From what it looks like, Union changed the toe strap design on the 2012's then after recieving some bad reviews on the new design they tweaked them before production started.
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Old 09-18-2011, 03:28 AM   #3 (permalink)
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The Forces and Atlas I monkeyed around with in the store have average toe caps. The new toe caps still have too much material to really conform to the shape of the boot. I'd have to get them out on the slope for a demo day but I have to say if they didn't work well in the store, I wouldn't anticipate them working better when actually riding. The ankle straps felt smooth and pinch point free with a good, even distribution.

The new Targas weren't in yet but the older conformist 2.0 toe cap was much better than both the older style Union toe and the newer one so if the 3.0 is even half as good as people are raving, then it should be fine.
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