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11-07-2012 07:38 PM
camosunsnowboar I found that most Rome gave me terrible deadzones underfoot. Now, this was a few seasons ago, but still left a lingering taste in my mouth. Never had an issue with any of the Unions I've had over the past few seasons. I think the days of metal baseplates are numbered...it just doesn't make sense. Dupont Zytel that union has been using, I think, has allowed for better board flex than any of the metal plates out there; but thats just my experience.
11-07-2012 02:05 PM
phony_stark
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Originally Posted by super-rad View Post
I don't think the toe-strap on the Union's is as bad as everyone makes it out to be, but it is definitely not as nice as my Cartels. The ratchet is fine, maybe a little difficult to release, but it never jams up or anything.

+1 overall, I've had the best experience with the new Union toecap. Burton's is pretty tits, but I've had issues when it's dumping and snow gets in it, or the toebox of my boot is icy. Union's has a fucking deathgrip. The toeratchet is harder to release than any other ratchet but will release if you pull it just like any other toe ratchet. I also think it's not a bad thing since, if you're doing it right, you're spending more time riding and less time needing to adjust your bindings.

At Triple8...I've only owned one pair of Romes and (obviously) prefer Unions.
11-07-2012 12:35 PM
Triple8Sol I've owned several pairs of 390's, Targas, and Forces. Rome > Union all day long.
10-19-2012 06:31 PM
super-rad
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Originally Posted by tylerkat89 View Post
I haven't heard of these as "problems" but rather something they upgraded for this years model. Union on the other hand, Ive heard multiple times that they have those exact issues.
I don't think the toe-strap on the Union's is as bad as everyone makes it out to be, but it is definitely not as nice as my Cartels. The ratchet is fine, maybe a little difficult to release, but it never jams up or anything.
10-19-2012 06:27 PM
SnowOwl
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Yikes. I heard nothing but good things about the 390 bosses so I picked one up (stupid cheap) and now I hear toe straps and ratchet problems

Oh well. Use them for a year and find something new anyway.
I haven't heard of these as "problems" but rather something they upgraded for this years model. Union on the other hand, Ive heard multiple times that they have those exact issues.
10-19-2012 06:23 PM
SnowOwl
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So I am reading the Unions are a stiffer binding, which Rome binding would be a better comparison of apples to apples in terms of stiffness?
I ordered the Targas for my buddy. I have em sitting here, and they're notably stiffer. Very sturdy, and also one of the best bindings I've had the chance to look at
10-19-2012 06:20 PM
jdang307 Yikes. I heard nothing but good things about the 390 bosses so I picked one up (stupid cheap) and now I hear toe straps and ratchet problems

Oh well. Use them for a year and find something new anyway.
10-19-2012 05:40 PM
rob7289
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So I am reading the Unions are a stiffer binding, which Rome binding would be a better comparison of apples to apples in terms of stiffness?
which union model?

for rome the targas...being their more all mountain... will be stiffer than the 390s.. all mountain freestyle
10-19-2012 04:39 PM
photocycler So I am reading the Unions are a stiffer binding, which Rome binding would be a better comparison of apples to apples in terms of stiffness?
10-08-2012 01:01 PM
romesnowboards Looks good man!
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