Last year i got these when they were on sale because i broke my burton customs. i was trying to get away from burton because they were made from plastic. sure enough the only plastic part of these bindings (highback) broke on me. maybe its just a fluke. I also like the feel of the real cap strap and not this cross thing.. overall.. i wouldn't buy them again.. if you want a Ride binding get something cheaper.. they are all essentially the same binding with minor tweaks..
I bought this board at the end of last year and i've ridden it about 10 times and i really like it, the only problem is that well.. i snapped it! but Rome was very helpful in getting me a new board under the 2 year warranty. when the board wasn't broken it was super buttery and super flexy.. its an awesome board for jibbin around but not that great for spinning.. w/e all around good board.. after my experiences with Rome, i'll be buying their product more often!