For everything from jibbing rails to straight-lining couloirs.
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how heavy are these? are these comparable...
how heavy are these? are these comparable to cartels in weight and stiffness, response?
They are very comparable to the Cartels in a lot of aspects. They are about a 6 on the stiffness scale and the response is good on these. The only problem that I've come across is that the bolts from anywhere on the binding will come loose really quickly. My buddy lost his strap first run of the day and a bolt on the heel cup attaching the highback came out. Make sure that if you pick these up to lock-tight the shit outta them. I love Rome, but only their decks(I ride a 154w Machine). Personally I have a pair of '10 Union Contacts and couldn't be happier with them. Anything in the Union line is sick. They are totally bombproof and never give out. Or try the Forces or Datas from Union. Trust me, if you get a pair you will not, by ANY means, be dissapointed. Hope this helps :)
These bindings rock!!!
These things rock!!! I was coming off of an older pair of Drake F50's. Theses are a few once's heavier but they are a true L/XL(my old ones were M/L). Granted, with all the tweaks, they do take some playing with to get them dialed in. Once done, they are fast to get in and out. The heelhoop is so nice it makes split second turns and switch riding smooth and almost second nature. As far as flex is concerned you truly can make theses any way you want them. I rode in powder/packed powder conditions with the soft insert and great control in the trees and on the tranny's and rollers... crank'em all the way and they still feel great.
These bindings have it all, and you don't have to worry they are not those plastic pieces that all your not knowing friends will rock. These will not fall apart. Burton is scared of these. So comfy. If you rip powder, awesome, park awesome.
Targas are by far one of my favorite bindings currently on the market. Adjustable ankle strap to fit you feel of riding. Toe and ankle straps are super comfy. Binding is extremely adaptable to your riding style. I've ridden Burton Triads, CO2s, Unions, and Flux bindings in the past couple years and these are by far my current favorites.
Super Sick Bindings
I rode these bindings all over the mountain and I loved em.
Which binding would be better for just...
Which binding would be better for just free riding, the rome targa or the rome 390?
park the 390s but mountain the targas for sure man