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Old 01-06-2013, 02:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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For starters, I'd like to say hello due to the fact that this is my first post. Been lurkin for a while but i just joined about a week ago.

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I'm in the process of getting a new setup and can't decide which bindings to go for. I'm torn between the Rome 390 Boss and the Salomon Chief. I've tried both on here locally and read all the reviews, however, i still can't seem to make up my mind. I was hoping that perhaps y'all could help me decide. These bindings will be going on a Forum Destroyer and ill be rocking Nike Kaiju QS boots.
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Old 01-06-2013, 03:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What brand are your boots? I learned the hard way that sometimes boots only fit well wth bindings of the same brand.

If they're ThirtyTwo, Vans, Nike or another boot-only brand, they'd fit with most bindings but would fit best with binding-specific brands such as Union.

Right now I have a pair of Ride boots and a pair of Union DLX bindings, and although they do fit, they don't fit well together. One of the reasons I'm getting a pair of ThirtyTwo boots is to solve this problem.

If you can't decide between 2 or more certain bindings, you should consider which will fit best with your boots, if you haven't already. That's usually a good deciding factor.
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What brand are your boots? I learned the hard way that sometimes boots only fit well wth bindings of the same brand.

If they're ThirtyTwo, Vans, Nike or another boot-only brand, they'd fit with most bindings but would fit best with binding-specific brands such as Union.

Right now I have a pair of Ride boots and a pair of Union DLX bindings, and although they do fit, they don't fit well together. One of the reasons I'm getting a pair of ThirtyTwo boots is to solve this problem.

If you can't decide between 2 or more certain bindings, you should consider which will fit best with your boots, if you haven't already. That's usually a good deciding factor.
They're nikes. I have tried both on with my boots and they both fit just fine, just trying to see if someone can sway me one way or another because from what i've been reading they're both solid bindings
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Old 01-06-2013, 03:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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whatever is cheaper
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Old 01-06-2013, 03:42 PM   #5 (permalink)
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whatever is cheaper
The difference is negligent, only $20.
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Old 01-06-2013, 04:17 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Then get the Romes since they are a snowboard company, not a skiing company making snowboard gear.

Or just flip a coin.
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:01 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Check out The Good Ride's reviews of both bindings and see which suits your needs the most. For more detail on each go to "In Depth Review" on the pages.

Rome 390 Boss:
http://thegoodride.com/binding-reviews/rome-390-boss/

Salomon Chief:
http://thegoodride.com/binding-reviews/salomon-chief/

If you still can't decide, go for whichever one looks better with your setup, or just whichever one you like the look of more!
You never know, you might just be able to pick up some nice ladies if you look good on that board!
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The 390 is a stiff park binding to a midsoft all mt binding depending on how you want to use it.
The Chief is a stiff responsive all mt-freeride binding
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:25 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I'm more or less looking for opinions from people who have some experience with these bindings. I've read pretty much every review for each i could find, including angry snowboarder, and both bindings get great reviews.
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The 390 is a stiff park binding to a midsoft all mt binding depending on how you want to use it.
The Chief is a stiff responsive all mt-freeride binding
It's going to be used for all mountain, but leaning more toward park side. However, i hear the chiefs kill it in the park as well.
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