Known for customizable awesomeness.
- Yes, I Can't system provides a way to anatomically correct wide stances as well as increase nose-and-tail power; includes 3 interchangeable canted angle footbed pads
- V-Rod baseplate helps to achieve natural flex and easy tweakability through a smaller diagonal footprint
- AntiShock highback uses a TPR bushing in the suspension system highback to absorb shock up to three degrees
- ConFormist.3 toe strap provides a snug fit over your boot without any gaps or sliding around
- UnderWrap.3 heel hoop wraps underneath the baseplate to give a seamless flex throughout the binding; it's also milled out to shave extra grams
- PF Adjust ankle strap gives you even more customization with removable 45D and 65D EVA pads, so you have the option of three different flexes
- SubBase-V pad enhances board feel and drastically reduces vibration
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If bindings were food, I'd eat these all day...mmm, tasty...
Love this binding. Friend of mine recommended them to me and I would do the same. Only had minimal use so far but have been very impressed. Will see how the duability works out this season. Was riding with Burton Cartels prior which were pretty good but way prefer the Targas. Very adjustable and comfortable.
Ride dh 2.5 Coop with Rome Targa bindings
my binding of choice
Spent all last season on these and couldn't be happier with the performance. They are on the more supportive/stiffer side of bindings but you get a lot of adjustability with these.
I will agree with the below reviewers that the finish on these leaves alot to be desired. Chips and gauges everywhere on the paint. But, in the end it's a snowboard boot and I expect it to take some abuse.
I have these bindings and the Targas from 2008. They r great fully adjustable backs, straps, everything for a really custom setup. They r super durable and have a great fit and a ton of comfort. Some flex but not a ton. Very responsive binding I highly recommend
Quality Control: Is Rome Familiar With It?
So as you can see, I have written a review on this binding already. I still standby my thoughts on the performance of this binding - it's a solid binding.
However, I need to followup as the warranty experience thus far ha been as comfortable as being stabbed in the eye with a coat hanger that's been laying exposed to the elements for about 32 years.
6 weeks ago I emailed them informing them I was having issues with my bindings. The quick release on my right toe strap had busted (half of it had broken off; I haven't a clue how), my left toe strap continuously pops open while riding, the screws in the back of my heel hoops that connect the tray are coming loose on an all too often basis, my highback screws won't stay tight and my ankle straps are stretched and torn.
Now as you may read in my last review, they don't have any of the current Targa toe straps, which is absurd if you ask me.
Whatever, it is what it is. Now, I contacted them at the beginning of December. I patiently waited, knowing that with the holidays things do tend to take longer. Well 4 weeks later I finally asked what was going on. They didn't have an answer and said they would send me new straps.
FINALLY, today, over 6 weeks after my initial email, new straps and parts had arrived.
Great, right? Yes, until I started swapping over parts to get my bindings setup again. I come to find out that I do indeed have two new toe straps and two new ankle straps....HOWEVER, they are TWO right ankle straps and TWO right toe straps. Additionally, one of the toe straps was so generous to include a buckle, but a buckle that had a stripped screw on it.
Now, I don't like to ridicule the intelligence of others as I am far from the most intelligent person in the world, BUT, how difficult is it to look at a strap and realize the logo branding on the straps is identical and that a screw is stripped? I think my 4 year old nephew could see that.
So here I am, after 6 weeks of shot parts, still stuck with half of my stuff being broken, worn, stretched or just plain shot.
Rome quality has gone down the crapper. Stop worrying about being a mega snowboard company and return to make products that are good.
This is the shield in my quiver, one of the most important weapons in the arsenal. Honestly, these are the most comfortable, best performing binders I have owned. The tweakability is limitless and the shape of the highbacks ensures no calf fatigue and immediate response. Also, one of the biggest selling points for me is the Can't system that provides different angles for your feet to rest at while you are riding. I experience back pain/fatigue when using flat bindings but the way these align my feet, knees, hips, and back, this problem is drastically reduced. All in all, this is a great binding.
Too narrow for my 2012 Burton Ion boots (Size 11 with shrinkage technology providing a size 10 footprint) Same issue as pictures posted previously with the K2 boots. My bindings also came all chipped up around the heel cup. They're definitely going back.
Like a boss (review)...
Many of my thoughts on the 390 Boss transfer over to this binding as many components are quite similar, if not the same.
Things that I do enjoy about this binding:
-The highback is very supportive. It seems that it's hard to find a binding that has a lot of support both on edge and from side to side. This binding definitely fits the bill if you want the all around support.
-The ankle strap is much better fitting than the gel straps. If you read my review on the 390 Boss you will notice that one of my biggest complaints is how the strap stretches. The softness of gel already gives the strap a softer feel meaning you don't notice the support as much; with the Targa it's a firmer straps so you can notice the tension and support meaning that when it stretches, it won't feel as loose.
-New FLAD system. It's about time they upgraded the twist and release system. First and foremost, who actually adjusts their forward lean so much that they need an on the fly system? Secondly, I cannot count how many times with the previous FLAD I have had it turn and pop open while riding (on numerous pair of Rome bindings). The only fix to the old system was to tighten the hex bolt to the point that you couldn't turn the adjustment piece rendering it unusable anyway.
-As mentioned with the Boss, the quality of finish is atrocious. My highbacks and my heel hoop have all chipped and look more bombed out than a World War II battleship.
-The new Conformist.3 toe strap fits and grips amazingly, the problem, however, is that the material used to make the shell isn't very durable. I broke 2 sets already and Rome doesn't seem to have this strap in for replacement as I have been waiting for a set for the past 4 months - instead I have been sent Conformist.2 straps from the previous Targa...I bought the new model and have been sent old model parts. Wonderful.
Bottom line: The simple fact is that everyone is making super soft park bindings, which is ok, but if you want a supportive binding you are very limited on your options. I've liked the Targa the most out of the Rome lineup since it was released and still like it to this day. If you want a serious binding that doesn't bend more than a pole dancer, then this is your go to.
Boots don't like that...
L/XL is too narrow for K2 T1DB (US11) boots (mostly because of highback mount points)
Toe strap fits perfect on K2 T1DB
Bindings loose paint in this place
Non-critical lack in bindings construction
Screwdriver is required to change highback angle
Shitty stickers on both of bindings - it isn't possible to remove them completely.
Weigth for L/XL (in grams)
These bindings are not very light