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Old 09-06-2012, 12:09 PM   #61 (permalink)
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I was thinking the same thing. Was hoping Malavita's would work well on this but understand it may be a little too underpowered.
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I honestly like the combo. I would possibly want a stiffer pair of bindings on a bigger mountain though. All I know is, my bosses were perfect for that one day we got decent snow for some tree turns.

I think the Malavitas would be awesome on the cobra!
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Old 09-07-2012, 11:23 AM   #63 (permalink)
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I had a blast with the Targa's on the Cobra!

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Old 09-19-2012, 06:29 PM   #64 (permalink)
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Hey, I just bought a 158cm military edition NS Cobra and am trying to decide between getting the 390 Bosses or the Targas. The board has a 25.3 waist. Which of the two bindings do you think suits this board more? Thanks guys.

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*Oh I'm also using 2012 Burton Imperials.

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Hey, I just bought a 158cm military edition NS Cobra and am trying to decide between getting the 390 Bosses or the Targas. The board has a 25.3 waist. Which of the two bindings do you think suits this board more? Thanks guys.

165lbs.
6ft0in
Size 8.5 Foot
Colorado

*Oh I'm also using 2012 Burton Imperials.
I'm 5'9" 155 lbs, size 8 boot, ride in Tahoe. I've ridden the 2009 390, 2011 390 Boss... The Bosses are stiffer than my older 390's (which were kind of soft in my opinion... although not quite as flexy as the Burton P1s) and are pretty good if you are a mix of freestyle and freeride.

For pure freeride, I wish the Bosses were a tad bit stiffer and would go for the Targas - which has straps that can be adjusted to be stiffer/softer. I now am riding Burton CO2 which are stiffer I prefer to my 390 BOSS.

Other bindings I have ridden are Burton C60, Burton P1, Ride CAD, Ride SPI, Forum Republic.
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So is it your opinion that the targas can be adjusted in such a way to make freestyle enjoyable? And then adjusted back to freeride if you want it?
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So is it your opinion that the targas can be adjusted in such a way to make freestyle enjoyable? And then adjusted back to freeride if you want it?
Yes. That is my opinion.
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Thanks for the review!

When you say its not for a "new intermediate" why is that?

I'm a new intermediate but looking to get a board that will last me a long long time and progress with me.

I still kind of suck at riding. why would this board be too much for a guy like me?
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Thanks for the review!

When you say its not for a "new intermediate" why is that?

I'm a new intermediate but looking to get a board that will last me a long long time and progress with me.

I still kind of suck at riding. why would this board be too much for a guy like me?
I don't mean to rule it out for newer riders completely. My intentions are to warn you about the board. The handling characteristics just isn't suited for newer riders. The tail literally turns on a dime. When it comes to all-mountain, I'd like to think of myself as an advanced intermediate. It definitely threw me off-guard at first and took a few runs to get used to it.

If you're still learning the ropes on riding technique, this might cause you to get too comfortable with how the Cobra handles. Meaning, when you go to another board, it might cause you problems.

With the Cobra, when you're riding regular, you actually have to understeer the tail especially when doing skidded turns.

Then you have the issue of learning switch on it. Switch riding on the Cobra is funky.

My honest opinion is that a board like the Cobra is going to ride you rather than you riding it. That doesn't mean you cannot handle it eventually. I just think there are better options for you out there that will also allow you to grow into them.

If you're doing more freestyle, consider the Evo instead. It'll be much more forgiving and still an all-around banger for riding the entire mountain.

If you want more all-mountain with some park laps mixed in, look towards the Proto CT or SL.

All are great boards that you can learn on and grow into.
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So is it your opinion that the targas can be adjusted in such a way to make freestyle enjoyable? And then adjusted back to freeride if you want it?
My personal opinion is that the Targas can become a good all-mountain freestyle binding. They are still way too stiff to be a park-specific binding unless you're just hitting kickers.

I had Targas on my Proto and took them off halfway through the day. Although I do have to mention that I had Burton Hail boots on so that could have contributed to that.
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