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Old 09-18-2013, 11:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have recently purchased a new 157 lib tech t rice horsepower and am looking for some stiffer, more responsive all mtn bindings. I also wear size 10 thirtytwo lashed boots from 2011.
I currently have things narrowed down to the union factory or the rome targa. i know its very early to have a solid opinion on these, but given the specs and past experience with older models, what would you pair with this board and why?

I currently use the union forces and are happy with the flex, and have tried older targas in the past and also liked how they felt. I also really liked the toe strap on the romes, but not so much on the unions. any input appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 09-18-2013, 01:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well im not even close to an expert (coming into my 2nd season this winter so yea), and I don't know anything about Rome bindings, but I also just recently purchased a 2014 T.Rice Pro HP 164.5 and Ive got a set of 2014 Union Factory bindings going onto it when I take the time to wax the board up and set it all up.
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Old 09-18-2013, 09:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Songa, keep the forces and buy a pair of 2014 lashed.

Their stiffer this year, up there with the TM-two's.

Factory's are slicker atlases, which may not wow you coming from the forces.

Look around and find some burton toe caps to swap onto to your forces and you should be sweet.
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cool thanks, will look into them.

how do u feel about the rome targas? i remember loving rome's toe strap back in 2011/12.
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Never been on Rome', but looked at them in the store.

The seem like they would be really comfy (straps and padding), but they sure are heavy.


Problem is, you gotta stiff board, and want stiff/responsive bindings to match.

Great, but your boots are now the odd man out, and those forces are probably stiff enough.

Those lashed's were soft to begin with and being a couple years old probably I can see you having issues.

Soft boots/stiff bindings = no fun at all.

The season I got my Atlases I bought nike's ZF-1's.

4 days in, and those boots wen't into the trash bin, and I was back on my worn out TM-Two's.

I was on Van's V-66's last year, and fantastic boots they were, but still much too soft.

Get stiffer boots and get a couple days in at the hill.

If you think the bindings aren't cutting it, then look updgrade.
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^^^^

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That Rome's are heavy, or Nike's are soft ?
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That Rome's are heavy, or Nike's are soft ?
Among other things.
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If Songa here's looking for more response out of his setup, what should he change ?

His forces, or his 2011 32 lashed's ????
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thanks for the help guys. my forces are wearing and need replacing the most. my boots are still pretty new so id like to get more use from them but I understand the stiffness concern. I will def switch to stiffer boots soon, but now I will have to reevaluate my priorities. thanks again!
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