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Have it your way.

Rome's most powerful, responsive, and customizable binding, the Targa Snowboard Binding is used by the team for everything from shredding big mountain lines like Bjorn Leines to stomping triple corks in the park like Stale Sandbech. With a lightweight design, fine-tuned flex, and customizable everything, this binding is sure to deliver no matter what you like to ride.

The AntiShock highback features an upper section that acts as a suspension system to reduce vibrations and reduce chatter for a smooth ride. A minimal footprint on the V-Rod baseplate allows for more natural board flex and better heel-to-toe energy transfer, and UnderWrap.3 aluminum heelcup is cored-out to shave weight and features the new Channel Adjust system to make dialing in the right fit easier than ever.

Experience reduced fatigue and greater ollie power with the Yes I Cant canted footbed. It allows you to easily adjust the canting angle from zero degrees to three and a half degrees to match your body's natural stance. The PF Adjust ankle strap has two adjustable EVA inserts so you can choose between very supportive and ultra supportive, or you can go without for a looser feel. ConformGrip toe straps allow you to wear the strap around the toe or over the top of your foot, and AutoStrap technology uses an elastic band to keep the straps out of the footbed when you're not strapped in.

  • AntiShock highback
  • V-Rod baseplate
  • UnderWrap.3 heelcup
  • Yes I Cant canted footbed
  • PF Adjust ankle strap
  • ConformGrip toe strap
  • AutoStrap technology

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5 5

how wonderful!! XD

what a good binding.
strong and awesome.
one of the best bindings that is good at riding rather than trick.

4 5


  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have been riding on the 390's and targas for years now. i am currently reviewing the 2013 targa: These binding are great for holding and edge and carving hard. they can make a so-so board handle very well with great power transfer to the heel and toe edge.
-for myself who likes a wider stance the canting is great.
-the adjustability is outstanding for those who are trying to dial in their stance just right.
-the piston highjack adjustment is (when it works) the easiest
-as stiff as you want

-highback adjustment unreliable?
-toestrap coming undone
-footbed design is a pain
So with that being said: if you buy a binding for over $250 they should just work. I rarely adjust my stance or remove my bindings so with slight modifications i made them work great.
-the highback didn't adjust on my left foot so I JB welded it to my preference
-the toe cup straps would loosen (on the adjustment side, not the ratchet side) so i zip-ted them down at desired length (fine unless you ride different boots or loan your board.
I recommend these binding still, but advise you to keep warranty info, and use them on your hard charging board. Not as good for hiking because of their weight, and i don't advise them if you adjust stance often/use many different pairs of boots.

2 5


The Rome Targa seemed like the perfect fit. They offered everything I wanted in a binding -- stiff, customizable, etc. And, even though they were more than I wanted to spend, I decided to spend the extra cash and pick them up. Unfortunately, my experience was far from stellar. My problems started with a cross-threaded/seized screw in the baseplate. It's one of the 4 screws for adjusting the heelcup (and, yes, I used the suggested #3 screwdriver). The others loosened fine, but there was no way I was budging that screw without drilling it out!!! It was a minor adjustment, so left it as is and went out riding. During my first trip, I found my toe straps (on both bindings) loosening on their own. I wouldn't have mentioned it if it was once but it literally happened a dozen times over the course of the day and I know they were cranked down properly to start. Then, yesterday, I had the heel strap on my back foot come loose completely mid carve. I checked it carefully, but then it happened again on my next run. I'm sorry, but these bindings are nothing but trouble. I had no problems with my inexpensive Ride bindings and will be returning these.

Many thanks to Backcountry for fantastic customer service and an easy return policy!

I have to start that I have the 2013 model...

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I have to start that I have the 2013 model of this binding. That being said I want to know if the adjustable plastic toe bed leaves a gap in between the board and it self. And if it also allows the snow to get in between?

Because with my 2013 model it is always guess work how much to press with my toes. I have retracted the foot beds but still there is a gap in between the board and the plastic toe bed.

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It does look like there is a gap between the adjustable toe bed and the board.

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Isn't this by design? The V-Rod base plate is supposed to create minimal contact with the board to allow free flex of the board under your feet. isn't Union is doing the same thing?

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My 2013 Targas.

It may be by design or not (the gap that allows the board to move freely underneath), but once you got used to a certain amount o pressure that you usually apply for a certain turn, then when you have the gap in between, instead of transferring the motion to the board you just closing the gap (not to mention the snow that gets in between and throws off all your settings per se), but the board doesn't turn. It is a lot of guess work for me. Anyway I am stuck with them now. I like all the other features except the fact that they have the gap. I put my Customs back on my board to see how they feel.

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I see your point. I'm trying to decide between these and the Union Factory bindings. This is something to take into consideration.

5 5

Best Binding for Fast Riding Hands Down

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

So Ive always been hesitant to spend money on bindings. Ive always used older bindings for as long as I could because I assumed the snug feeling and control was in the boot and the board and, of course, the rider ability. This was the first time I splurged on a stiffer performance binding. Im glad I did... Holy crap what a difference. Extremely stable binding! My riding style is fast groomers and steep powder (I don't sniff the park... not for me) so I can only comment on the Targa's performance for my style and its amazing. What I especially like about this binding, is that it feels well built. No twisting, cracking noises, etc. Once you buckle in, there is no need to do that extra crank or two. Once your in, your in. Also, its very tunable to your riding style and comfort. You can adjust the tilt, canter (They provide 3 soles of various canter angles), slide fwd, back, raise the back support, center your boot up, etc. Takes a couple of rides to get it calibrated, but when you do, oh man what a good binding. Im much more in control at faster speeds with this binding. Its def worth the investment. Stiff but not super stiff. And you can actually calibrate the stiffness to your style! Don't hesitate, go get it.

5 5

Love at first click

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I'm totally in love with my Targas. I've ridden the Rome 390 Boss for the last few years and really thought they were the best binding out there...until I tried the Targas. The Targas have a little more support, and the 2 piece highback is amazing. It really smooths out the chatter at high speed and when landing on harder snow. I have a size 11.0 boot and ride the L/XL with the Rome MOD Rocker and could be happier.

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How is the adjustability? the L/XL is for 9-14 sized boots, that seems like a pretty big spread, are you able to get your boot centered in the binding? What about the width of the binding? Is there a lot of space on the edges of your boots? Thanks!

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Stick to the sizing chart for your boot size. There are TONS of features on this binding to set your boot in the center, tilted, compressed, loose, high, low, etc. This is the most advanced binding Ive ridden in terms of tune-ability to your boot and style. No space on edges of boot.... fits really snug and like I said, you can really dial this binding in. It took me a few outtings to get it calibrated correctly. Once you do, its the best binding out there for big mountain riding I think.

5 5

Killer Bindings

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The Targas are the best all-mountain powder bindings I have ridden in a long time! The stiffer flex is super responsive and the canted footbeds add a ton of power and drive when ripping powder or charging groomers. I love the AntiShock highback too because every time I've had a sketchy cliff landing they absorb a lot of impact.