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Old 03-18-2009, 09:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Targas the right choice?

95% Freeride
5% Freestyle

Looking to progress to:

70% freeride
30% freestyle

That 30% mainly consisting of tricks on the flats, small kickers here and there, and hitting bigger jumps (hopefully). It also includes trips into the park, maybe a rail or two, but I probably won't ever be a park rat.

Are the Targas, if adjusted to a softer flex, mellow enough for me to progress in freestyle and still suitable for cruising/charging down the mtn? The other logical choice being the 390s.

Thanks in advance...
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Old 03-18-2009, 10:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The Targas are stiffer tip to tail than 390's, but can be made to be as soft as the 390's heel to toe by changing the insert. I currently ride the 07/08 Targas and I use it for flat ground tricks, charging down mountains and park without any issues. Based on your mix of freeride/freestyle, the Targas would be a better choice than the 390s. However, if your mix changes to more park than freeriding, go with the 390s.
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Old 03-19-2009, 03:34 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Targas are perfect for what you want.
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Old 03-19-2009, 10:36 AM   #4 (permalink)
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i heard that you really cant feel the difference between the targa and 390s, but the targas are stiffer and more suitable for your riding
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Old 03-19-2009, 10:38 AM   #5 (permalink)
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targas are so adjusteble you can really use them anywhere..
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Old 03-19-2009, 09:24 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Any concerns regarding durability of the Targas? I've read around the web that people have had issues with the toes traps, forward lean adjuster, and cracked highbacks. Not sure if it's an overall problem with the product or if so many people have it, therefore increasing the number of reported malfunctions.

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I don't have any issues with my Targas. If there is an issue, Rome is reknown for taking care of it.
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Old 03-19-2009, 10:36 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Targas are loved because of their versatility. I'd say they would work for you.
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Old 03-20-2009, 07:36 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Thanks. I just ordered the Targas in black. Now I just need some snow on the east coast to put these bindings to the test!
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Old 03-23-2009, 03:39 PM   #10 (permalink)
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(Didn't want to start a whole new thread so I'll just add onto this one...)

Does anybody here know the actual weights of the Targas and 390s? I'm interseted in seeing exactly how much lighter the 390's are.

Update: Got my bindings in the mail today but they sent the wrong color! Customer services is great though and i'll be receiving my black targas by thursday *fingers crossed*
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