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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-04-2013, 06:51 AM
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Thank you guys for your opinions.

In case somebody hit this thread looking for an answer for similar problem, here's my summary...

After checking my local market (Poland) offers and suggestions from this and other forums I narrowed choice to these two:

1. Rome Targa
2. Ride Capo

I almost decided to run for Targa (absolutely love the features) but then discovered c.a. 3-4 threads on this and other forums in which people complained about some quality issues with brand-new bindings loosing ratchets (being severed out) or simply ratchet's sliding over belts/ladders(?) after 1-5 days of riding. Sliding was explained by belts(ladders?) catching ice, but there was serious peak around end of 2011/ begging of 2012 in these reports. Something about 6-10 different guys reported this.

Props to Rome support - all affected people were handled perfectly, with replacement part provided, claiming Rome customer support as "best on the world". But come on, when I'm going for a 5 days intensive-riding-trip last thing I expect from my brand-new binding is a failure. Nevermind the replacement parts. Rome representative: please look into QA process - you have a lot of great features in your bindings, but I guess not only I am worried by the QA. That may be FUD but it looks legit...

Here is an example of such threads. Sorry that it is only 1 example but I've lost rest and have no browser history on the machine I'm writing this... No more time for this task, too

http://www.snowboardingforum.com/bin...arga-fail.html

Going this way, I checked forums for similar reports on Ride Capo and found none. On the other hand - I think that the design of the front strap, the mesh, is shitty. Why they did something that got broken after several sessions on every binding I personally checked around? All user forums around report this issue even after few days of usage. Ok, this is mostly cosmetic, but why do such a mess on a quite expensive binding? And it's not the first season of this design, so they should know better.

After all I've just ordered a pair of sweet black Ride Capos as a safety-focused bet. Hopefully I will be happy with this - if not, I'm going to update this thread.

Thank you all,
Best regards,
Przem

i got the 2012 capos, paired with ns legacy, what can i say great bindings, coming from a old santacruz binding with no cushioning at all, buuuuut reading a lot about the ladder straps issues on the capos. trying them inside the house already the ladder straps started to scrape off...sux, but on the first day on the hill i realized that im closing them too tight. i was used with my old bindings which i tight the hell out of them (no ratchet or ladder problems i know ). so i think you dont have to fell the capos to tight. or this is just me. i think they are still under warranty, i bought them from us, and now i am in romania where i live, and i will try to get some ladder straps...from the store i bought.
good luck with yours.
ps i ride regular and i only had problem with my right foot, most on the toe strap ladder.

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Don't get Drake bindings. Don't get me wrong, they are pretty good bindings for the price but the durability is crap. I've had the toe ladder strap snap on me...twice in one year.
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I have 2012 Capo's on my 2012 Bezerker and they have been bomb proof thus far. I tighten them up super tight and have had no issues at all. I have never had a slip, skip, etc There has been no wear on my ladders thus far and no damage to the top cap yet. I have ridden groomers, trees, glades and some rather deep pow with them thus far and love them everywhere!
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I have Union MC's on my Ride Highlife UL 2012/13. Super light, super nice. Had a problem at the beginning with the toe straps but have since been resolved with break-in. <3

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