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11-26-2012 03:54 PM
Triple8Sol I can also add, my buddy got a Slayblade last year along with K2 Company bindings, and raves about how much he loves the combo. Seems to go well together...responsive without being too stiff, super light, and well-priced.
11-26-2012 07:15 AM
Heatwave Never looked at the genesis, bit out of my price range!
11-25-2012 12:39 PM
bpowder damn it i love new genesis by burton ^^ i'm reading a lot of good things about them. did you try them maybe? would you recommend them over 390 b's? there comes same question as with 390 boss actually, if they are not to soft for powder
11-23-2012 01:48 PM
bpowder yeah, exactly.

i'm not pro anyway, i can handle powder etc, but in park im newcommer. got some experience from 7 years of skateboarding but that's totally different..

let's say it short, i'm just having pure fun on snowboard and i want setup that will work in the forest, where i want to ride and jump, and in the park - means setup which i can use wherever i want

anyway i hear you about 390 boss vs targas and i think that will be better idea to take 390's actually. i just hope that 390 boss will be not to soft for powder
11-23-2012 01:39 PM
Heatwave Thats fine, like I said, try them out and get a feel for them, not trying to undermine or hate. Everyone's different, and likes different things. I love my new Targas, but personally, I think the Targa's are too stiff (even with the ankle inserts removed) for 50% park/fs riding, and I think the 390 boss are a better all round binding for a bit of everything. Just because they are softer, doesn't mean they are not as good, I just think they are better suited for all-round use. I use, and will predominantly be using my Targas for shredding, but occasionally may lap the park. If they work well for you then great, but I don't feel that they are the best all-rounders, which by the sounds of it, is what you want??
11-23-2012 12:23 PM
bpowder hmm it's not that i like rome products cause i never owned one visually rome stuff looks great, but i dont care about it, all i want is equipment that will work for me and last long. im just reading a lot while im waiting for cash to buy stuff and changing my mind often about what should i buy, first i was 100 % sure about cartels, then i wanted unions, now its rome.. :P

so i can't say what i like more, rome bindings look sick for me, and one thing why i want rome over union is that according to what i read canting option is good for people with wider stance, so its me. im 193 cm tall and i like to have wide stance, like most of tall people i guess?

anyway someone in other thread said that any of those bindings will work for me, so that's most important

but why would you recommend 390 boss over targas? they are softer so they will work better for all mountain riding?
11-23-2012 04:09 AM
Heatwave I think Rome bindings vs Union bindings is like comparing chalk and cheese - on one hand you have a binding that incorporates a lot of customisation for each individual, on the other hand you have a binding which is ready out of the box!

The targas can be customised for FS riding, but imo are made for a more "serious" setup (hence why I use them on my Slayblade, use the stiff inserts on the ankle strap, and have lean angles on the highbacks). On the other hand the Atlas are ready out the box for all-mountain freestyle riding. Personally, I'm not a big fan of Union and find their bindings way over-hyped (I'm gonna get shot for bad mouthing Union!!) but if they work for you then go for them! I'm not a fan boy of any particular brand but I find Rome bindings the most comfortable, and I would suggest looking at the 390 Boss as a good all-rounder if you like Rome products.

Have a look and feel of them both, my guess is that the Unions will probably be lighter than the Rome. Also take your boots into the shop and try them on with the bindings (you may have to adjust the Rome's before they fit properly).

Let me know how you get on.
11-22-2012 12:45 PM
bpowder thanks for info!

well im not any good in the park, never tried real snowpark, just some smaller things with friends. this year i want to spend 50 % time in the forest, riding powder and jumping some and 50 % in the park trying some grabs + boxes
11-22-2012 12:41 PM
Heatwave oh, btw, the targas handle groomers and powder really well, and are super comfortable!
11-22-2012 12:38 PM
Heatwave hi, yeah got the Targas in the end. Really nice bindings!! I wanted a hard-charging, aggressive binding for mainly all-mountain, freeriding on groomers and powder, I've got park/FS specific setups. Personally, I wouldn't recommend these bindings for park or freestyle, they are too stiff! they have a lot of adjustability, whereas the Unions dont have any, but I'd say the unions are a bit softer and more of a "do-it-all" binding. It sounds like you want a binding to do it all so personally I'd recommend the atlas over the Targa's, purely because the targas are very responsive and not really made for lapping the park. That being said, if you're set on the targas, they can handle the park and fs riding, but imo there are better orientated bindings out there.
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