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Old 10-19-2009, 09:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm sorry if this is a repeat question, but I've searched and can't find a good comparison of the two. I am a free rider i like back country, trees and going fast. These will be going on my new premier fl-r. I want the most durable binding i can find. These are both very good bindings from what i have read and I'm sure i will be happy with either one. What I'm looking for is what the advantages/ disadvantages of them are. I have Burton Shawn white boots from last year in size 11 if that makes any difference. Thanks for the help in advance Ross
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You can't go wrong with either one. The Force is lighter than the Targas but the Targas are slightly better in the customization department, especially when it comes to flex.

Given you are a free rider, have you considered Rome Arsenals. They might be a little more up your alley in terms of response.
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I actually hadn't considered them, how do they compare to the others?
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Old 10-20-2009, 12:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The Arsenals are stiffer than both the Targa and the Force. It's a very responsive binding for free riding.

PM Snowolf if you want a long term review of the Arsenals.
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I own both but haven't ridden the sl's(just played in the yard). My targas are definitely stiffer plastic. The sl's feel lighter than air. I'll let my son ride the targas next trip(he gets his first board for x-mas, no more rentals).
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i have the targas and love them. they are by far the most durable feeling bindings i have ever ridden. like someone else said they are so customizable, not only for your preference and riding style, but also for your individual foot and boot. i really cant say this enough. you can do things like actually adjusting for different flexes on different sides of your foot. while i havent riden the other binders your lookin at, i can tell you that i have been nothing but happy with my targas. and as for stiffness, i was riding these when i was 270lbs and they were still plenty stiff for my free riding (they also didnt break haha).
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thanks for the reply's. The arsenals look good, i don't care about all of the fancy stuff as long as they are confortable and durable. Are the arsenals as well put together as the targas?
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For a stiff board like the Premier, and the type of riding you're describing, you should get neither. There are better options out there. Look for stiffer bindings with highbacks.
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Rome is SOLID!
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Old 10-21-2009, 12:40 AM   #10 (permalink)
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thanks for the reply's. The arsenals look good, i don't care about all of the fancy stuff as long as they are confortable and durable. Are the arsenals as well put together as the targas?
The Arsenals are constructed similarly to the Targas. Some of the details are different (i.e. different ratchets are used - forged vs. cast?). This is for 08 models.
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