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Old 06-14-2012, 10:29 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Just overall problem fixes. The ratchet system is supposed to be better and like Leo said. Better toe strap.
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Old 06-14-2012, 12:31 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Any details regarding this? I picked up a pair of 2011's last season and my only gripe is that the toe strap will slip on me once in a while.
The '13 390 Boss will have a new rubber toe strap. Think of the current strap shape with the middle removed and a rubber "x" through it instead. It's designed to fit any sort of toebox you can throw at it.

The 390's are also getting an upgrade to a new open-toe cap strap.

We've ridden both and are super hyped on them. Snowwolf has been riding them and has also been stoked on how they held up last winter.
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Old 06-14-2012, 12:42 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Just to add, I completely solved my toe strap slipping issue. I have size 9.5 Burton Hails, but they have shrinkage so they are super low-profile. I went with the L/XL Bosses in case my next pair of boots aren't low-pro. I had to minimize everything and still experienced toe strap slippage.

What I did was set the toe straps into the back position. Normally, this is meant for over the toe usage. However, putting the ladders into the back position and maximizing the straps a bit, you can still wear the strap over the toe like a cap. It fits slightly differently, but this method locks the straps in. Worked like a charm.

I still think the Ratchets and forward lean dial need improvements though. I can care less about the paint.
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Old 06-14-2012, 04:27 PM   #14 (permalink)
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The '13 390 Boss will have a new rubber toe strap. Think of the current strap shape with the middle removed and a rubber "x" through it instead. It's designed to fit any sort of toebox you can throw at it.

The 390's are also getting an upgrade to a new open-toe cap strap.

We've ridden both and are super hyped on them. Snowwolf has been riding them and has also been stoked on how they held up last winter.
Thanks. Top notch customer service from Rome, as always.
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No problem, Frozen! Stoked to help out.

Also as Leo said, moving the toe ladders into the rear adjustment slot on the baseplate helps a lot in terms of slippage and sizing. A lot of us rock L/XL bindings in anywhere from size 8.5 to 9.5 boots, which are on the smaller end of the sizing charts for the L/XLs. We just minimize everything - the heel hoop sizing, strap lengths, as well as using that second strap pivot option that is set back a little. Pretty much everyone wears them like a toe cap, if that helps, too. Makes a massive difference in terms of how snug it will fit.
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:41 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I wasn't expecting a Rome rep to pop up on this that's pretty cool haha . I got a lot more in depth info on the Romes so that just might push my decision...Now if only we had a Union rep to throw in on this haha. Honestly, I'll probably end up getting '12 models because it'll be higher end gear that I will be able to afford still
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I still think the Ratchets and forward lean dial need improvements though. I can care less about the paint.
If they would fix those two issue's

Ratchets- had issue's after a few runs up at Timberline Lodge and Mt.Hood they would stick open and I had to try and knock out built up frozen slush to be able to use them again. Does this mean I hate them? nope I intend to rock them next season

Foward Lean dial- not to many problems just had to readjust every now and then..
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I wasn't expecting a Rome rep to pop up on this that's pretty cool haha . I got a lot more in depth info on the Romes so that just might push my decision...Now if only we had a Union rep to throw in on this haha. Honestly, I'll probably end up getting '12 models because it'll be higher end gear that I will be able to afford still
There is a union rep that shows up from time to time. Nose Dramous or something like that.
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There is a union rep that shows up from time to time. Nose Dramous or something like that.
I actually just got finished chatting with a rep on the Union site. Cool thing I found out: I wanted the 2010 model of the Asadachi but they have the old toe strap system, but the rep just finished telling me the new 11/12 strap system is still compatible so I might pick up the '10 Asadachi, and put the new straps on and it's only gonna cost a grand total of $160, or I can get a pair of '12 Union SL for $100 cuz there are only a few scratches on the back of the highbacks
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I love Rome, but I gotta agree with Leo on the forward lean adjustment knob. It's nothing major, but it's annoying sometimes. I just tightened the shit out of mine and it never came undone again. The paint issue is a problem though. Barely a problem though. Just aesthetics. Could give a rats ass about it on bindings.
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