Jared Downswrote a review of Rome Arsenal Snowboard Binding on February 14, 2018
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I think I picked up my pair of Arsenals either in 2007 or 2008? And they don't seem to have any huge updates that make these a whole different binding from what I've got.
These are a hidden gem that I'm legit excited about.
But at $189, these are a steal for that price considering bindings can cost over $300+ now a days. So if you're not looking to break the bank but still want a solid binding that'll perform well, I'd recommend spending some more time considering these.
After 9-10 years on them, I've definitely put a solid amount of use on them and ridden them pretty hard. But they've still got a ton of life left in them. I've replaced the ladder straps twice now in that 9-10 year span. The next thing is probably replacing the ankle and toe cap strap in the next 2-3 years. Keep in mind I say 2-3 years as these bindings are on one of my powder boards that doesn't normally go out more than 10 times a year.
The other place these would be great for is the guy that is looking to get a second set of bindings to start building out a quiver and doesn't want to have a ton of money locked up in a snowboard set up.
All in all, I love these bindings, the price, the longevity and the service that Rome has provided me over the years.