With the Rome Katana, you have only the best of the best at your feet. It is one of these "everything-is-just-right" bindings. It is incredibly comfortable and makes long shred days foot-friendly, it provides fantastic power transmission and can be adapted perfectly to any boot thanks to the many adjustment options. Bindings that really have everything!
The Asym Katana Highback is made exclusive for this high tech binding. With the Asym Highback, Rome keeps it stiff on the lateral side where you transmit power, and soft on the medial side for more flow and tweak-ability. A tool-free highback forward lean adjuster offers quick and easy control over your forward lean. Cant-In-The-Back II is another Rome-exclusive technology. The unique highback canting allows riders to adjust the side-to-side angle of their highback to match the spine of the highback with the angle of their lower leg. For narrow stances, run 0 or 3 degrees of canting. For wider stances, go up to 6 degrees to keep your highback in line with your lower legs. Additionally, you can adjust your highback rotation to match your stance angle to your personal style.
The V-Rod Ultralight Baseplate has the industry’s lowest percentage of baseplate contact. The V-Rod baseplate minimizes the contact between your binding and your board for more natural board flex. The V-Rod Ultralight Baseplate creates a direct connection from front to back from your big toe to the lateral side of your heel. This combination gives you power edge to edge and flexibility side to side. The Tool-Free Yes, I Cant Technology was created to adjust the canting for the under your foot. Increased canting underfoot gives you more power over the tip and tail of your board and also puts less pressure on the knee for greater comfort, particularly for wider stances. The D3O V-Rod SubBase Pad under the baseplate decreases vibration and improves cushioning for a smoother, more comfortable ride. Cushioning materials extend into the raised corners of the V-Rod design to provide more flexibility in the corners where you want movement.
The Ultralight Ankle Strap is a superlight injected EVA pad and an interlocking TPU support band down the middle that makes it super comfortable mid-flexing ankle strap. New for this season the AuxGrip Toe Straps are the most advanced toe straps on the market. Using a single piece injected design, paired with a unique auxetic pattern that stretches and conforms to pressure, these straps are more durable and provide better grip no matter the boot.
The Auxetic pattern acts like a series of small hinges, expanding without losing any grip or hold. The PivotMount Max Technology offers 64 configurations to place your ankle strap. Run ‘em high for support, low for added freedom, or in the middle for a traditional response. Or run it asymmetrically for varied side-to-side support levels. Simply loosen, rotate, and tighten. The AutoStrap Technology basically is an elastic band that allows the ankle strap to flex away from the baseplate when you open the strap, to let your foot step in more easily and faster. Additionally, the AsymWrap Technology enhances ''correct flex”—toe-to-heel power and side-to-side flex, at a light weight.
Rome SDS lives and breathes snowboarding and has done so since day one. Seeking to reestablish the true roots of snowboarding, Rome kicked off production is 2001. Their goal was to create a brand that "lives the values of snowboarding and innovates products that increase the one thing that matters most in snowboarding: fun." They have overshot their goal by miles, and as true snowboarders at heart, we are stoked to have them as a part of our team.