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Good bindings, but quality is fading
This is my third pair of Rome bindings, second pair of 390's. I had 390's from a couple of years back, and also Targas from a couple of years back. The Targas are still bomber, the older 390's have been retired after ~120 days. They were still ridable, but for safety reasons, I decided sending them to the big mountain in the sky was a good idea.
On to the new ones. Out of the box, I had to trim one of the "nubs" on the foam pad because it was not properly installed into the base plate. The second problem was with one of the assembly's for high-back rotation. It was already stripped when I unscrewed it to rotate the high-back, so the screw wouldn't stay in place after re-assembly. This part was replaced by Rome in a couple of weeks.
They are still very very good bindings, but Rome needs to step up on their quality control before things get worse, and get on it to fix these issues that are starting to crop up.
I've got 20-25 days on them now, and they have performed flawlessly so far but I'll be keeping a close eye on what happens with the quality of going forward before buying another pair.
I've got them on a Rome Postermania right now, and this is a great combo in the park and when just playing around.
These really are great bindings. I have the Limited Edition neon color ones, that look way sick on an Artifact board. I am not a great snowboarder, in fact, I am a skier. But I am a somewhat intermediate level snowboarder. These bindings work great for me, they also work great for a beginner, and with a medium flex I am sure they work great for most advanced level park riders as well. They are easy to put on and easy to take off, and they never have released on me.
Will this fit a 136 forum manual size...
Will this fit a 136 forum manual size m/L
Wow you have big feet for riding such a small deck lol. Well usually you would fit a s/m biding on something that small. Its all in the waist width. If the deck has a waist greater than 235, then it usually runs a m/l binder. But if it is smaller, than usually its a s/m. So if the Manual is greater than 235(23.5cm) then you are golden. If not, you will have to find a wider deck to fit the bindings. Or get smaller bindings
Rome 390 Blue Wildstyle
will size 8 fit well in the S/M size of...
will size 8 fit well in the S/M size of these bindings? :) thanks
Yupper, anything less than a 9 will fit S/M on these puppies.
Will the S/M binding be alright for a size...
Will the S/M binding be alright for a size 8 boot?
Faulty out the box.
These looked great when I pulled them out the box, but after fitting them to my new board they show poor construction/manufacturing and an uneven finish.
Firstly the highback screws sit loose, even when tightened!
The difference in the binding frame manufacturing meant that one highback sat so tight in the frame the left squeaked like hell....it was like an old rocking chair sound!..... and was sitting so tight in the heel cup I Could barely get the screws out to adjust....I nearly chewed them up trying to adjust them.
The the right highback was much looser the worrying thing is that the plastic outer fitting and screw moved when moving the highback up and down again and again....not good!
My 4 year old drake bindings are still more solid and do not move about when fully tightened...what are Rome doing with this dodgy screw system!
Whoever put these together in the Chinese factory had a bad day on this line run.
Very adjustable and look cool, instructions somewhat difficult to read in tiny tiny diagrams.
Made in China and it shows....poor stuff Rome.
still the dopest bindings
rome sds did it again this year!!! light,strong and flexible the 390s the way to go manwill not regret it
This bindings are amazing. Not as adjustable as the Targas around the ankle strap but this bindings are flexable and responsive. Pretty light weight and once you find your "sweet spot" this have to be the best bindings. There versatility with the straps, strap lengths, high backs and positionings really make this binding great.
rome 390 4 life!!!!
I been riding these bindings since 2006-10,recently pick up the slasher thats 4 years of riding these bindings and never have any trouble with it.dont think twice guys get the 390s and you'll be doin 360s.
This is not the park!
Rome 390 '10 on Team Gullwing '10
The Most Comfortable binding ever made
They're a bit heavier than my previous Ride Deltas, but they are really really really comfortable!
Stiff enough to carve trough the mountain, soft enough to ride the park!
These are definitevly the best choice ever made (by me).
Great Bindings, and ajustable in so many ways
I tried on snowboard boots in a store in Olympia Wa. The guy that worked with me was very helpful and had me try on 6 or 7 different boots, in the end I found a pair of Rome fulsoms that fit like a dream. He said that he had been using Burtons bindings for years before a rep for Rome gave him a pair of 390s to try out. He swears by them now, and converted a few others as well. I took his word for it, and glad I did. I have all the comfort and control I need.
I'm a newbie to snowboarding so understand my experience is limited.
i will have a size 7 boot and was wondering...
i will have a size 7 boot and was wondering what size i would need
Small/Medium. Large will be waaaaay too big.
s/m would work well for you.
I just got these.
I was searchin for...
I just got these.
I was searchin for something like Forces, Cartels or Blackhawks.
Did I go wrong?
No, you will be stoked, the Autostrap ankle strap is the coolest feature ever, holds strap out of the way for easy/in-out and won't be found in any other company's binding. Flex is a softer medium when compared to a Cartel, probably more on par with the flex of the Union, but the response in these is high although all the padding makes them forgiving. Hold on to them and give it a chance.
they are good bindings but you probably would have been better off with union forces for all mountain or contacts for park... unions are lighter and more durable than rome
2006 Rome 390s
Still use my 390s from 2006. Great bindings that last a long time at least for me. Very comfortable and functional. Great for anytype of riding. Mostly ride them in the glades and they have never failed me.
Best bindings i have ever had
These bindings are the shit i have last years model and they are purity much the same and they are super comfy and light
im sick of breaking bindings and warping...
im sick of breaking bindings and warping baseplates and destroying ratchets.
are these pretty durable bindings? im looking for something bombproof.
also heard these were kinda heavy. your thoughts?
Hey, I'm huge on ratchets, I've returned what would otherwise be a good binding because ratchets weren't up to par. These have solid ratchets and easy to operate with the bulkiest of gloves. I'd also like to say these are not heavy at all, have plenty of adjustability and can withstand 100+ days of abuse. Rome has milled out the aluminum portion of the binding to reduce weight but stay solid. If they do break by chance, Rome and Dogfunk both will not give you any run around to either replacing your money or the bindings. Seriously, you'll be hyped on these, I wouldn't have answered this question if I didn't think so.
Rome used to have great bindings but it seems at least with the ones i've used lately that they are not that good... These bindings are heavy cinder blocks and their durability is not as good as it should be for the cost, my last pair lasted me 2 weeks and i finally ditched them because i got sick of the buckles breaking. These bindings are all looks if your looking for something thats bombproof go with union, union forces are good as an all around binding and the contacts are good for park only riding, both are much lighter than romes and all union's bindings are bombproof
Dogfunk is great about helping you out if your gear breaks but its still a pain in the a-- when your gear breaks on the mountain and your day is ruined. Trust me, if you want reliable, bombproof bindings get union, you won't be dissapointed
They are a lil weighty, but maybe you need to go the opposite, go less durable and more flexible.
Try some Triads,or... Burton Exiles.
They are decently weighted and have durabilty without cutting the flexibilty in half.
The 390's aren't heavy. I ride a 59 Rome Machine with 390s and my board is longer and wider and my setup is noticeably lighter than all my friends boards. Board and bindings weigh 11.6lbs.
Lovin these bindings! It's true the high back adjuster is a little tough to adjust, but I rarely change it and it's never moved without me moving it. The rubberband thing that holds the strap back is sweet and they are retardedly adjustable.
will these binding fit the burton blunt...
will these binding fit the burton blunt board?
The included discs won't work with Burton's 3D pattern, but Rome does have replacement discs that will work. You will have to contact Rome to get them sent out.
Took them out today to Mountain High for the first time. Literally didn't have to make one adjustment to them. DOPE A$$ BINDINGS