Feed your addiction.
Powder days, park laps, high-speed groomers—you crave it all, so make sure your binding can keep up with your boarding binges with the Rome Vice Snowboard Binding. All-new for 2018, this binding offers ultralight performance and a supportive feel that's surprisingly tweakable.
AsymWrap technology improves edge-to-edge response while maintaining lateral flex and board feel, meaning you get quick turning power and maximum board control. PivotWrap technology lets you adjust the strap position to customize how responsive you want your binding to be. Run it looser for mellow park laps and surfy pow days, or go ultra-responsive when taking on big mountain lines and railing carves on groomers. Its mid-stiff flex offers support and response for going big and fast, but it still allows enough flexibility for tweaking methods thanks to the Asym Vice highback. Basically, there's nothing this the Vice won't do.
- Let loose all over the resort with this versatile binder
- PivotMount lets you control response with strap position
- V-Rod baseplate offers ultralight response and strength
- Asym Vice is supportive, yet tweakable
- EVA SubBase pad soaks up chatter and impacts
- ContourBoss 2.0 ankle strap provide secure comfort
- Full highback rotation matches highback to your stance
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- Q & A
Best in the biz.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Paired these Vice Bindings with a Salomon Super 8 for a superb balance of responsive carving and tweakable fun when I'm launching side hits. Based on the Katana's Asym chassis, the Vice provides a highly responsive feel from heel-to-toe, but exhibits plenty of lateral flex, so you can tweak out grabs and butter without 'em feeling like overly stiff bricks that dig into your calves.
Unlike the Katana's pricey leanings, the Vice is actually pretty damn affordable, making it one of the best values on the market. I've had numerous bindings from Union (e.g. older Contacts, Force, Flight Pro), Rome's older 390 Boss, and countless Burton Bindings (e.g. Cartel, Mission, etc...) and these are my new favorites for all-mountain riding, powder days, and the occasional park lap.
The Vice, like all Rome Bindings, requires you to fine-tune its fit and feel to your exact liking. They're not really set 'em and forget 'em bindings- requiring a lot more adjustments before they're dialed to your foot size, boot shape, and flex needs. This isn't a big deal for me, as I like to customize my set-up, but it could be a bit off-putting for beginners who desire something a bit easier to set up, like most Union bindings.
Things I like about them most: the cushy ankle straps, ultra-grippy toe straps, slightly canted footbed for knee comfort, Asym Wrap chassis for dialed flex, and lightweight feel, especially compared to older 390 Boss Bindings, which are extremely heavy.
Rome Vice binding
An all-mountain binding that understands your addiction, the Vice combines lightness, flexibility and customization for riders who like their power transmission to be super smooth. Backed with the new Asym Vice Highback, this new model lets you tweak grabs yet still have the power and pop to rip Euro-carves. Armed with PivotMount Technology, the Vice gives multiple strap positions to customize how responsive you want the binding to be.