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02-06-2013 03:43 PM
tdn
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Originally Posted by gmore10 View Post
Because the vast majority of people don't have problems with them, taking 2 seconds to make sure you straps are locked in is pretty simple.
That wasn't one of the problems, unless you're suggesting stopping after every single jump or feature (ie 5-10 times a run) to check my bindings.

For example, with me, it was not the side that I locked down on, it was the static side that isn't suppose to open up unless you're adjusting the length of the strap. That side, being completely locked down, would still pop open upon landing. I never had a problem unless I was in the air for something, when I would land, occasionally that static side would pop open upon impact. A few times, one stands out the most, this could have put me in serious risk if I didn't notice/feel it before I went to hit another jump or feature.

I absolutely love the bindings otherwise. So far having had my straps replaced I've had 0 issues. I think they may have had a bad batch or batches where certain tolerances weren't met, thus making the latch not as secure as it should be upon impacts. I don't think the issue is widespread, but it certainly exists from the people on and off this thread who have said they've had the same problems. Also, may some people could have the same issues but they don't typically leave the ground while snowboarding? I don't know.

As for the high back issue or any other issue, I haven't had those.
02-06-2013 03:31 PM
Slush Puppie I've had a fairly bad experience with Rome's customer service/warranty also. The simplified version is: I put in a warranty ticket for a broken ankle strap in December and it basically took 35 days to get a replacement to me. In waiting for it to arrive I ended up having to to leave for my trip without ridable bindings, despite having made the enquiry a month before my trip and with no Rome retailer in the small resort, had to buy a whole new pair of bindings to be able to ride. Absolutely shafted by Rome
02-06-2013 01:57 PM
NoOtherOptions
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Originally Posted by wasontilt View Post
I'm on the fence about purchasing these bindings.

Why do people praise these bindings with all these issues? At least they have good customer service but I wouldnt feel too confident with these...

Decision decisions..
I've had zero issues with mine. If you are concerned just wait a year. Next years model (2014) changes out the straps/ratchets, mills the base, and updates the highback adjustor. Which are a few of the complaints.
02-05-2013 07:21 PM
irEric
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Originally Posted by wasontilt View Post
I'm on the fence about purchasing these bindings.

Why do people praise these bindings with all these issues? At least they have good customer service but I wouldnt feel too confident with these...

Decision decisions..
People enjoying non-defective products are not looking for threads like these. Consider how many are having problems vs how many they sell. All in all it does sound dangerous. My brother just got some 390 bosses but have yet to really test them out. Just a few blacks on some local hills. Mountains soon .

I just bought Targas. Anyone get problems with those?
02-05-2013 06:43 PM
gmore10
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Originally Posted by wasontilt View Post
I'm on the fence about purchasing these bindings.

Why do people praise these bindings with all these issues? At least they have good customer service but I wouldnt feel too confident with these...

Decision decisions..
Because the vast majority of people don't have problems with them, taking 2 seconds to make sure you straps are locked in is pretty simple.
02-05-2013 05:34 PM
wasontilt I'm on the fence about purchasing these bindings.

Why do people praise these bindings with all these issues? At least they have good customer service but I wouldnt feel too confident with these...

Decision decisions..
02-04-2013 12:57 PM
sheepstealer Glad I found this thread.

I have 11-12 390 Bosses and have been having a number of the same issues, particulary the high-back screw coming loose and the ratchets not engaging.

Has there been any fix to the high-back screw issue? It doesn't send my outta control but I can absolutely feel when one of the highback adjusters slips loose. Plus, I'm pretty sure if you get snow/water in their on a cold day the stuff freezes and I have to put breath on it to get it to come loose enough so I can slide it back to where I want it.

When the ratchets don't engate its EXTREMELY annoying and I've found I also have to blow on these as well and then they work better.

I like these bindings (love the customization options) but it seems to me all these "working" parts make the bindings more prone to error.

Come on Rome! Whats going on???
02-04-2013 12:36 PM
wernersl Glad to hear they took care of you. Ive been really lucky with my arsenals. From 2007. Just now getting new ladder straps as mine are getting a bit chewed up. Also just recently had a toe ratchet freeze shut on me a couple weeks ago. First issues Ive ever had with them. After contacting them...new ladders are in the mail. I still dont think I would chose a different binding...unless of course I got a chance to audition some Burton Diodes. They look rather promising.
02-04-2013 11:37 AM
Leo
Problem With Rome 390 Boss

Glad to hear they took care of you. Check out WiredSports' 2014 Preciew thread last page. They posted pics of Rome's new bindings. You can see they use the other ratchets. I'm guessing you got the ones they are using for next year. I got that same one last season.


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02-04-2013 11:32 AM
dopeythatme UPDATE:

Rome sent me new ratchets that work really well. They are 100x better than the stock once. IMO they should put these on as stock.


They also sent me a new toe strap, I have yet to try it out because if was shipped to me home and I am at college at the moment.

For the highback issue. They said just carry and allen wrench with you.
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