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|11-14-2012 02:22 PM|
Pretty cool the Rome boys chimed in, and spoke about their product...... completely without bashing the others!
I have contacted them before, and they will respond to you very quickly
|11-14-2012 01:48 PM|
Originally Posted by romesnowboards View Post
|11-14-2012 09:42 AM|
Just some general comments here to help out anyone interested.
The two sizes of bindings does often cause some confusion. For reference, the S/M size is good up to about a size 9. Anything bigger than that, and we recommend going with the L/XL.
There are multiple adjustments that will affect the fit so it's important to go through the setup instructions. We find that often times a simple change of toe strap location makes a world of difference. If you want a binding that is immediately good to go out of the box, 390's or Targas are probably not for you. Check out a pair of Mobs instead.
Personally I love sitting down with a couple beers, watching some snowboard flicks, and setting up my board and bindings for the season. It's not for everyone.
We've noticed some boots are especially wider than others that we get asked about frequently - 32 Lashed, some DCs, etc. - especially older models.
Additionally, if the boots use any sort of shrinkage tech this seems to cause problems as well. A lot of the time the actual distance from toe to heel is reduced, but not the actual width of the boot. So if you are on the edge, say a 9.5 shrinkage boot, it probably still has the width of a 10.5, so you should use a L/XL binding.
Obviously if there are any specific questions the best way to get in touch is to email us. We'll always get back to you ASAP.
In terms of paint chipping comments - that problem has been eliminated for '13.
As far as Arsenals go - these are a great, more affordable option compared to the 390 and Targa. They are the same as the old 390 pre-VROD baseplate. Simple baseplate design, underwrap heel hoop system, and a stiffer highback. Awesome for all-mountain and getting into the park as well. They are beefy as hell and get the job done without crushing your wallet.
Hope that helps some questions, and as always, feel free to get in touch.
|11-13-2012 11:34 PM|
I switched from 390 to cartel reflex (this coming from someone who usually avoids burton).
The 390 were pretty darned heavy and the ratchets handles stuck out so far, they'd sometimes get loosened by my pant leg or whatever else touched them. The plastic on mine was brittle and, on their first day, a tooth broke out of the forward lean ladders, rendering the entire flad useless.
At 175 lbs, I didn't feel any heel lift on the reflex...but I wasn't paying any attention to that, either (guess now I will). They felt good to me. The ratchets are perfect (no protrusions) and the bindings are super light.
btw, you can get cartels without reflex...at least, I know some 2011 cartel came without reflex
|11-13-2012 10:57 PM|
|EatMyTracers||Had the rome 390 boss for a day and they fit my thirtytwo binary boa boots really bad. Returned them for the flux dmcc lights, used them yesterday and couldn't be happier.|
|11-13-2012 09:59 PM|
Originally Posted by cc898 View Post
Her K2 bindings however were not up to the quality of the board. The ratchets had more plastic in them and they started slipping early. Made her very frustrated. She switched over to Burtons this year and loves them.
|11-13-2012 09:19 PM|
|Listheeb21||Any feedback on the new Rome Arsenals? I have an older pair that are great, but I know they messed with the names for a few seasons (390s became the new Arsenals, etc)....|
|11-13-2012 04:21 PM|
I think I'm leaning more towards the K2 company at the moment. Hopefully I'll be able to get out and have a look at some at the weekend, unfortunately I'm not gonna get the chance to try before I buy which is why want to do as much research and get as much feedback as possible.
I've been using a 2001 Burton Bullet with same age Burton missions upto now som hopefully anything will be an improvement!
|11-13-2012 04:11 PM|
Originally Posted by Alex B View Post
Any of those bindings are going to be great for you especially for you to learn and progress. Remember, the binding isn't going to make you a better rider and everybody is going to have their own opinion.
If a toe strap breaks down, isn't it under warranty?
I wouldn't be concerned about paint chips on a binding. Your board will sustain more damage than your bindings, especially since you're not riding park.
|11-13-2012 04:00 PM|
Originally Posted by I<3snowp0rn View Post
The reflex is made to flex longitudinally. However the reduced baseplate of the 'vita and cartel barely has any material in it, such that you can flex the entire unit in really any direction, including lifting up the heel which seems unsettling, however as everyone who rides them has confirmed this is just something you notice in setup and the carpet. So far no issues with lack of response or snow buildup.
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