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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-06-2009, 02:35 PM
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How much to bindings change from season to season?

I recently got new boots, and my old bindings are too large. I was hunting around the store and tried my boots in some Rome 390s, and they fit great, and I've never really heard anything bad about the 390s. They have a pair from last season for $114, or the new ones are $210. My question is how much do bindings really change from season to season? Is it worth it to just go for the new model since I'll probably be using them for 3-4 years?

Also, I ride an 06/07 Burton Air 153, and Ride Orion boots. I ride mostly mountain, with some park runs thrown in there but nothing too crazy, and i thoroughly enjoy goofing around and buttering.


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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-06-2009, 02:38 PM
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I think it depends... On my Rome Targa's, the only difference I think (besides the graphics) is that added the autostrap to the toe strap as well. So you get 2 autostraps vs one...
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It depends on the year. Sometimes it's just colors, while other times it's small things like ratchets or padding, while other times it's major changes like baseplates, highbacks, etc...

I bought last season's 390 this year, and it seems to be almost identical to this season's. The only thing I see missing is the little rubber/elastic strap that pulls the anklestrap back when you unstrap.

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They made the 390 ankles strap ridiculously soft. It feels like a huge gummy worm.
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Thanks everybody, I haven't decided on which yet because I'm not all that syked about the white/bronze color on the ones from last season. I did notice the extra padding, but I doubt they're different enough for me to notice
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I know the ones you're talking about. They look ok online, but pretty ugly in real life. I got the black with lime green accents. Wouldn't be my top choice, but for the sale price I couldn't complain.

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