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cant decide rome boss 390 or targa?

soo i just bought a lib TRS and looking for some good bindings to pair with, i wear nike kaiju's btw. im debating between the targas and the 390's, i ride all mountain, going off trails, hitting small side jumps, venture into the park every once in a great while and still just cruise the groomed. what u buys say? BOSS 390' or the TARGA?
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On one hand, the Bosses seem better suited for the board. On the other, the Targas seem better suited for the rider. Conundrum indeed.

I will say the flex difference is severe. The Bosses are considerably more flexy all around than the Targas. The Targas without any ankle inserts will give you an ankle strap that is as flexy as the bosses though. But you're still stuck with a real stiff highback and chassis.

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On one hand, the Bosses seem better suited for the board. On the other, the Targas seem better suited for the rider. Conundrum indeed.

I will say the flex difference is severe. The Bosses are considerably more flexy all around than the Targas. The Targas without any ankle inserts will give you an ankle strap that is as flexy as the bosses though. But you're still stuck with a real stiff highback and chassis.
Not sure why you would say that the "Targas seem better suited for the rider" - he sounds like a 390 Boss guy all the way to me.
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Not sure why you would say that the "Targas seem better suited for the rider" - he sounds like a 390 Boss guy all the way to me.
"i ride all mountain, going off trails, hitting small side jumps, venture into the park every once in a great while"

That comment there.

Sounds like a Targa rider to me.



EDIT: To the OP, please do yourself a favor and demo a Lib Tech Banana Magic if you get the chance. I'll be shocked if you don't love it with the type of riding you described.

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"i ride all mountain, going off trails, hitting small side jumps, venture into the park every once in a great while"

That comment there.

Sounds like a Targa rider to me.
Saw the comment, but disagree. Would say Targas if he had said "i ride off-piste and steeps, only sometimes on trails, hitting big jumps, hardly ever venture into the park" - really see no reason why any of his stated activities would benefit from having the Targas as opposed to the 390s.
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EDIT: To the OP, please do yourself a favor and demo a Lib Tech Banana Magic if you get the chance. I'll be shocked if you don't love it with the type of riding you described.
Hm, clearly you have him classed as much more of a big mountain charger than I do.
Judging from the above as well as his statement in the other thread I have him as much more of a playful guy. Targas and the Magic (which I really love) seem too aggressive/not playful enough for this:
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i like riding all mountian, going throught trees, bombing hills, cruising groomed, but maybe sometime venture off into the park when felling risky, but i really like hitting side jumps on trails and going throught trees.
Maybe the OP can give us some more guidance on his riding
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Hm, clearly you have him classed as much more of a big mountain charger than I do.
Judging from the above as well as his statement in the other thread I have him as much more of a playful guy. Targas and the Magic (which I really love) seem too aggressive/not playful enough for this:


Maybe the OP can give us some more guidance on his riding
I see said the blind man. You had another post of his to go off.

Yea, I had him classed as a big mountain charger because of his "off-trails, hitting small side jumps" comment.

Based on the description you quoted and this one, I agree with you then about the Bosses.

I pictured him hitting and charging big stuff and hitting parks and groomers on the way down occasionally.

I like my bosses in tight tree runs. I don't like stiff bindings when riding that type of terrain.

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390 390 390 390, i love mine. I'm on the 390 bandwagon for sure.
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I see said the blind man. You had another post of his to go off.

Yea, I had him classed as a big mountain charger because of his "off-trails, hitting small side jumps" comment.

Based on the description you quoted and this one, I agree with you then about the Bosses.

I pictured him hitting and charging big stuff and hitting parks and groomers on the way down occasionally.

I like my bosses in tight tree runs. I don't like stiff bindings when riding that type of terrain.

Yeah, I interpreted the "off-piste" to mean that he likes to venture of the trail into the trees, rather than the other way around.
Anyway, whichever way it is I think we have now provided consistent advice to the OP. Hope it helps...
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lol thanks guys, i been going crazy trying to get the right setup for me and its kinda hard since iv been riding the same board for 5-6 years. you were saying the boot i wear is too stiff for the 390? this isnt a big deal is it?
or is it lol
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