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Old 01-01-2009, 11:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Rome 390's to replace Burton Customs

I just had a pair of brand new Burton Customs break TWICE in my first two trips to the mountain. I am sending them back.

I am looking at the replacement options. I really like the Rome 390's and think they would look sweet on my Rome Slash board. I do have one question though. Are the 390's purely for freestyle? Are these a good option for an all-around boarder like myself. I do get into the park on occasion, but I do mostly all-mountain riding.
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Old 01-01-2009, 11:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Get them, you won't be disappointed.
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Old 01-02-2009, 01:45 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Why not consider the Targa's as well?

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Old 01-02-2009, 06:05 AM   #4 (permalink)
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The Custom's are a garbage binding anyways. You should have gotten the cartels. I wouldnt recommend the 390 for all mountain, they're pretty soft. I would upgrade to the Targas if you're planning on buying rome.
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The arsenals aren't soft either, but I haven't riden the targas so I can't compare. My friend has a set, maybe I'll take a ride on them.
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According to the Rome website, the Arsenals have the stiffest highback in their entire line.
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Old 01-02-2009, 09:51 AM   #7 (permalink)
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OK, so in terms of stiffness, it looks like it goes...

Soft - 390's
Medium - Targa
Stiff - Arsenal

I am thinking maybe the Targas are the best for me. I do hit jumps and mainly ride in Michigan. Therefore, I don't do much BIG mountain riding and probably don't need something extremely stiff. I just need something versatile for multiple types of riding. I still like the 390's, but if I split time between park and regular riding, maybe they aren't the best option.

So should I get the Targas?
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I have Arsenals. If you don't need super stiff bindings, get the Targas. The Arsenals are made of concrete and depleted uranium. They're weapons-grade bindings.
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I have Arsenals. If you don't need super stiff bindings, get the Targas. The Arsenals are made of concrete and depleted uranium. They're weapons-grade bindings.
OK, I guess if I take a trip to the Afghan mountains, Arsenals may be the way to go. The last thing you want to do is board over a land mine and break your binding. Ruins the whole day...
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They were phenomenal on the deep stuff at Timberline a couple days ago. But whenever I did a small drop, they laughed at me and tried to kill me.

Personally, I love them, but I stay on the ground like I'm glued to it.
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