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I guess asking for new straps cannot hurt. But FWIW the 11/12 390 toe straps work perfectly with my Vans boots - in fact they are just as good as the Burton ones in my experience. The Rome straps look flat but they actually stretch and conform to the boot really well.
Good to hear that yours are fine. Exactly what Vans boots do you have?
The toe sections on most boots are pretty solid and don't have the potential for problems like reneftw has with his boots.

It would be cheaper to go with new toe straps, but if new boots are an an open option than that might be the best thing to do, as there wouldn't be this problem to worry about with the current bindings or any future bindings.

I'd say get new boots as a last resort if new toe straps still don't do it for the Vans. Hopefully they will though.
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The 2012 strap is the same as 2011 (i think) and can be worn either way, personally i find it very comfortable worn toe. The Kaiju have a reasonably soft toebox too but the strap doesnt need to be cranked as much to get good response like that so I'd suggest giving it a run or two. Doesn't look as good mind.

But assuming you cant get replacements and you don't want to go toe, you might find that tweaking the binding size adjustment makes a big difference to get the strap more vertical (while still cap).

Hope you get it sorted one way or another.
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Good to hear that yours are fine. Exactly what Vans boots do you have?
The toe sections on most boots are pretty solid and don't have the potential for problems like reneftw has with his boots.
I have the Vans Fargo. TheGoodRide idiots complained about the 'soft' toebox on those as well, but it really is mostly them spouting their usual bullshit/repeating what they have heard somewhere else. I am on my second pair of Fargos and have had them in many different binding, never had an issue with the toebox 'collapsing'.
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The 2012 strap is the same as 2011 (i think) and can be worn either way, personally i find it very comfortable worn toe. The Kaiju have a reasonably soft toebox too but the strap doesnt need to be cranked as much to get good response like that so I'd suggest giving it a run or two. Doesn't look as good mind.

But assuming you cant get replacements and you don't want to go toe, you might find that tweaking the binding size adjustment makes a big difference to get the strap more vertical (while still cap).

Hope you get it sorted one way or another.
Toe strap is different for the 11/12 and 12/13 Rome 390/390 Boss - in fact, it is the only change to the binding this year I believe.
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I have the Vans Fargo. TheGoodRide idiots complained about the 'soft' toebox on those as well, but it really is mostly them spouting their usual bullshit/repeating what they have heard somewhere else. I am on my second pair of Fargos and have had them in many different binding, never had an issue with the toebox 'collapsing'.
Yeah, I noticed that they only seem to try of couple of a brand's products and then just say what they expect from the rest of the products in that line- that's obvious by how much they don't say but still try to provide a review anyway. I think, looking again, they actually did this with Vans boots: tried a couple models and then decided that they all have very soft toe boxes. Well that's a shit load of good, isn't it?

At least they have decent reviews of what they REALLY DO review, which is mostly Burton products for some reason.

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I wrote to Rome via their online support thingie about a week ago, but I still haven't received any answer.
I tried making the strap a little longer or shorter, but I didn't notice any difference. I'm hitting the slope on Friday and will try to tie it over the toes.

I don't really want to change the boots as I find them very responsive and comfortable. As a last resort, I think I'm gonna use my other bindings the remaining of the season and buy the Cartel 2013 in the end of the season, when the discounts kick in.
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Call them on the phone when you get time. I used to only email companies but...

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The problem is that I am from Romania (EU) and there isn't anybody I could call here regarding this thing.
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Can anyone that has a Burton Gettagrip Capstrap in Large tell me how long is the actual strap without the 2 ladders on the sides?

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Hello.
I'm riding Vans Cirro with Rome 390 2011. The problem I have is that the toe strap pinches my little finger when I use it over the boot's top. I tried to shorten the strap from the other side so it wouldn't reach my pinky toe but afterwards it is too short to tie it.

Ok wait I might be mentally handicapped, but I'm confused as hell. Does this nigga mean the toestrap is pinching his FINGER or his TOE? goddamn.
I'm guessing toe. But finger isn't toe now, is it? (Unless you're filipino, which I can attest to)

I want to know because I'm riding some Mob Bosses with ThirtyTwo Lasheds/86FTs and the toe strap might be doing the same thing, as in it's smaller than my boot.

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