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Old 02-08-2013, 05:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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New to the forums here but have been snowboarding for close to 14 years. I've setup quite a few bindings before with almost no issues at all. To date I've used Burton, Ride, Flow, Forum, Union, Drake, Tech-Nine and Raiden. But the Rome 390 Boss setup has been a little rough. The past few trips out on them have gone from awful to good and now I'm trying to tweak the last of the settings and dial these in.

Here's my question and I hope someone has the answer for this here because I haven't found a thread or a post anywhere. Does anyone notice that the high back on this binding sits further away from the boot than most bindings? I've had to use forward lean to compensate for this and I just wanted to find out if its normal that you have to run a good amount of forward lean on these bindings. I've checked this with both my 32's and my Burton boots and its he same on either. This is the first time I've ever had to run this much forward lean on a binding before. Most times it's either one click or zero. I checked my Union Contacts and they run no forward lean but have no gap between the boot and the high back at the very top. It's like the Rome's high back sits further back than most. Again is his normal or is it because of he canted footbed? I've set up the sole length correct, checked the high back rotation twice, strap length is good and either boot fits good, snug but good. I like how adjustable they are and the setup has taken a few trips out to get it right, (my own fault on some issues) but I've never seen the high back sit this far off the boot when the boot is seated correctly in the binding. Any advise will help, just trying to dial in this setup so I can enjoy my new all mountain rig I've assembled.

Current setup is Lib-Tech TRS, Rome 390 Boss, Burton Grail boots.
My other setup that I've been using for a awhile is
Lib-Tech Skate Banana, Union Contact, 32 Lashed

Thanks in advance to anyone who can help out or give any other suggestions on how to dial these bindings in.
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Pics would help, it sounds normal though. Likely what you're seeing is a combination of boot angle and a highback with no built in forward lean. I would throw out your comparison with the burton products because up until this season they put a great deal of factory spec'd forward lean into their boots and bindings. Forward lean was dialed back this year, but still exists so depending on the year of your boots it will exagerate what you're seeing. Use the lean adjuster on the highback to dial it it (that's what its for), also why people complained about the burton setup, because they couldn't zero out the lean.
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:32 AM   #3 (permalink)
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New to the forums here but have been snowboarding for close to 14 years. I've setup quite a few bindings before with almost no issues at all. To date I've used Burton, Ride, Flow, Forum, Union, Drake, Tech-Nine and Raiden. But the Rome 390 Boss setup has been a little rough. The past few trips out on them have gone from awful to good and now I'm trying to tweak the last of the settings and dial these in.

Here's my question and I hope someone has the answer for this here because I haven't found a thread or a post anywhere. Does anyone notice that the high back on this binding sits further away from the boot than most bindings? I've had to use forward lean to compensate for this and I just wanted to find out if its normal that you have to run a good amount of forward lean on these bindings. I've checked this with both my 32's and my Burton boots and its he same on either. This is the first time I've ever had to run this much forward lean on a binding before. Most times it's either one click or zero. I checked my Union Contacts and they run no forward lean but have no gap between the boot and the high back at the very top. It's like the Rome's high back sits further back than most. Again is his normal or is it because of he canted footbed? I've set up the sole length correct, checked the high back rotation twice, strap length is good and either boot fits good, snug but good. I like how adjustable they are and the setup has taken a few trips out to get it right, (my own fault on some issues) but I've never seen the high back sit this far off the boot when the boot is seated correctly in the binding. Any advise will help, just trying to dial in this setup so I can enjoy my new all mountain rig I've assembled.

Current setup is Lib-Tech TRS, Rome 390 Boss, Burton Grail boots.
My other setup that I've been using for a awhile is
Lib-Tech Skate Banana, Union Contact, 32 Lashed

Thanks in advance to anyone who can help out or give any other suggestions on how to dial these bindings in.
Yes. There is an insanely big gap between the highback and my boot. Both 32 Lashed and DC Gizmo.

I notice it every time I go to strap in.
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:52 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Yes, I also have to set forward lean a lot to lessen the gap with my DC Judge boots
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:10 PM   #5 (permalink)
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@Cyfer - I'm in agreement as well. Picked up the 390 Bosses this year and was kind of amazed/nervous about how much space there was between the boot and highback compared to my '09 Burton Missions. I cranked the forward lean on them as well to compensate.

Let me ask you this - are you having and troubles with the high back lean screw/block on the Bosses? Mine keeps coming undone during the day, to the point where it clicks the lean out of where I want it to be.

Romes sending me new screws, not sure if they'll help though.

Sorry...slight change of topic.
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:52 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I just got some Madisons, I think they're the chick version of the the Boss? not sure.

But yeah, I had to put the forward lean all the way forward to get it to touch my boots, 32 lashed.

I had the oppestie problem as sheepstealer, my high back adjust screws were too tight-- I couldn't twist them myself. I had to have my bf do it for me. Ok I wont lie, he set up the bindings for me

anyway, he doesn't snowboard at all, so he tried to loosen the screws that hold the high back adjustment on there so I could tweak it when on the mountain. Then they fell off. So he re-tightned those bolts and now I can't twist the highback adjustment on my own.

Lucky for me I like a lot of forward lean!
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Thanks for the help I just wanted to make sure I've got these bad boys dialed in for this weekend. I've never had to use so much forward lean before. Most times I use maybe one click if any. But at least I know it's normal. I've set up plenty of bindings before but never seen a gap like that before between the bindings high back and the back of the boot before. I like the bindings a lot and its take. Me a few weeks to dial them in, but again thanks for the help everyone.

No I haven't had any issues with the screw on the forward lean adjuster backing out and loosening up yet. Most times when my old union forces did that I'd crank the screw down tight with a binding tool when I had it dialed in. I hope these don't do that any time soon.

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To be honest, I never noticed. I have DC judges, and I set the bindings set 2 clicks in the front and 3 in the back and they have been fine since I got them.
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I'm still having trouble with the forward lean on my Rome mobs. Rome sent me out a new part when the last one fell off riding. Trouble is the bolts are too short and I can't screw it back into the binding. I'm about to contact them again but I'm really fed up with messing around with it. Time they redesigned that function especially on their higher end models.
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:13 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Want to thank everyone who helped out here. Was out at Killington today and now my 390's are dialed in perfect. They feel great on my board. So much so I even hit the "Stash" today and had a blast. Great day out there and now that my new rig is dialed in has to be one of the most plush rides so far.

Nothing loosened up in the forward lean adjuster today. Hoping that will not become a problem with these bindings. I like them now and to have something like that fuck it up would suck.

Thanks again everyone, I'm so stoked to get out a ride again soon.
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