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Old 11-22-2011, 10:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default RomeTarga vs. Union Atlas vs. Flux SF45? for a 2011 T Rice Pro.

Hi Guys,

Im in the market for a new set of bindings for this season and my top choices at the moment are
Rome Targas, Union Atlas, and Flux SF45's

I've been riding for about 6 years, and consider myself intermediate to advance rider mostly for steeps, deep pow, trees, trails, and mogouls. also once in awhile hitting the park. I just got a new 2011 T Rice Pro HP, and wear size 9.5 Thirty-Twos.

Ideally, i'd like to have a set of bindings that are light, responsive, and very comfortable, defintely leaning towards a med-stiff binding as park would be at the buttom of my list.

with the Atlas they are definetly light enough, but when playing around with them in the store they felt a little finicky when trying to release the buckles, like almost getting stuck and not very smooth for releasing the latches. That was kind of a turn off.

I've never had a chance to play with the SF45's in person but I've heard good things about these.

and the one set romes i got to play with felt a little heavy, but i've read that they're perfect for my style of riding.

I've come from burton customs that i've used for 6 years and finally grew out of them, and also feeling that they're highbacks are a little uncomfortable.

any personal feedback to help me narrow it down to 1, or even pros and cons of each would be greatly appreciated !

- or maybe you have some other suggestions for my style of riding?


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Old 11-22-2011, 10:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Targa is an amazing binding.
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Old 11-22-2011, 11:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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For me this year it came down to the Targa and SF45's. I chose the Targas mainly for their canting options.

Still waiting for my local hill to open up to put them to the test, but I really like their feel from just doing nose/tail presses on carpet. Leo on these forums raved about their new toe cap and I have to say, I agree that they're awesome. I tried flexing them as far as I could and they stayed tight around my boot whereas my older Burton bindings would slip off if I had tried the same. Downside is they're slightly heavier than my previous bindings, but for me weight really isn't an issue(I'm fine with just resting part of my board on my free boot for lift rides). The extra weight is probly due to them having an aluminum heelcup instead of a plastic one, but the ability to adjust said heelcup is a nice option. One other downside is the forward lean adjuster requires a screwdriver... but I never touch the highbacks once they're set so that isn't a big deal to me.

About the SF45's, I remember watching a youtube video where a Flux rep stated that their goal this year was to shed weight on all their bindings. So I'm going to assume they're gonna be on the lighter side in comparison with other bindings. But I too haven't handled them in person so it may just be marketing hear-say unless someone who has them chimes in.

Also may I throw in K2 Evers into the mix? They're $50 more, but with lots of awesome features. Part me said "What's $50 more when I'm spending this much?", but I decided to pocket the money in the end...
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Thanks Bayoh, that was pretty helpful, i think im slightly leaning towards the targas as well, gonna go get a feel for them again at the shop.
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Ive got the 2011 t rice with targas. Great binding, pretty versatile too. You could adjust them if you wanted to screw around in the park a little once in a while but not much more. Tragas are super responsive and fit the t rice great. Also the icant pads are sick for the deep powder days when you can feel your back leg gettin tired. I got a 30"dump in utah last year and everything performed perfect all day.
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Old 11-24-2011, 07:09 PM   #6 (permalink)
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sick.. i think im sold. def looking forward to the icant.
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