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kafro 03-06-2014 03:10 PM

Ride with broken highback?
 
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After 2 days riding my 2013 Rome Mob Boss highback snapped clean in half near the top. Was not due to a lift I ALWAYS put my highbacks down because 99% of the time I trip over it while skating. Anyway, it's still attached by the padding it's glued to it just wobbles around. Is it still OK to ride with this?

I contacted Rome Warranties and all they have is 2014 ugly ass grey/camo ones which look horrendous on my shiny black/lime green set...I know it's just superficial but I just freaking bought these and it pisses me off they're already Frankensteined out and ugly.

Can I just keep riding on a snapped highback or could a snowboard repair shop be able to mend something like this? Or the wicked off chance someone has an extra 2013 or 2014 green Mob highback for left binding?

Big Foot 03-06-2014 03:18 PM

This appears to be a common theme with Rome. Both my girlfriend and buddy have broken highbacks on their Rome bindings. My girlfriend broke her's in two places on the lower part and just used duct tape to secure it. Said it rode fine for the rest of the day, and then we got her a warranty replacement that's the wrong color.

lab49232 03-06-2014 03:19 PM

If it wasn't a lift what did you do. It looks like it broke from pressure coming from the backside of the binding, not from the direction you would stress it while riding it. Something must have gotten dropped on it, stepped on, etc. My guess is when you tripped on it skating you snapped it.

Regardless you can definitely still ride it. In fact, if you want you can take the highback off and ride it which some people actually choose to do. That being said, it will be a different ride but missing a bit of the top will be fine, not ideal obviously, but if it's that or not ride, go ride.

Redline 03-06-2014 03:30 PM

Get the grey/camo one and rattlecan that shit green. Or ride with a broken high back. Do what feeeeels right man.

tdn 03-06-2014 03:38 PM

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Originally Posted by kafro (Post 1593657)
I contacted Rome Warranties and all they have is 2014 ugly ass grey/camo ones which look horrendous on my shiny black/lime green set...I know it's just superficial but I just freaking bought these and it pisses me off they're already Frankensteined out and ugly.

You should be pissed. My Rome bindings were Frankensteined within a month of owning them, and despite being superficial, it's annoying after just having paid for them.

I have to say though, even as someone who will probably never buy Rome Bindings again, that's a strange break.

trapper 03-06-2014 03:46 PM

Maybe try using a high strength epoxy on it if you don't want to warranty it. I don't know how it might react with that particular plastic but I've fixed tons of my kids toys that get abused pretty well with epoxy. Many of those fixes have held up fine. The only thing with that is it bends so you might wanna try something that is flexible and even then it's a shot in the dark. But might be worth a shot if you are sure you don't want to warranty it. If you do warranty it, better not do it though.

Maybe a couple of short metal rods, drill small holes for them in the cross sections and then epoxy for extra strength? Hell I don't know just brainstorming.

If I cared that much about the color I would probably do what Redline said.

Booo! 03-06-2014 04:04 PM

I would just get them in whatever colour. I think custom / tinkered stuff looks cooler than shiny new stuff, but really nobody cares about what colour one of your binding's high-back is.

That being said, it doesn't really make sense that they can't replace the part with an identical part. Imagine if car warranties worked like that? "Yeah sorry we don't have any white bumpers left, but we have a whole bunch of yellow ones!"

Kevin137 03-06-2014 05:16 PM

Ask for them to send a PAIR of highjacks or replace the lot...

If they have already agreed to replace one back, then they have essentially admitted there is an issue, which is clear from the amount of people making claims, and they don't have a leg to stand on...

kafro 03-06-2014 06:02 PM

Thanks for all the replies. They did send 2 highbacks but they're just so ugly I can't even use them. The bindings are already split colors - right is black with like green accents right is like green with black accents. I thought they were the coolest thing so having matte grey and camo highbacks is just not working for me. I only paid $100 maybe I can resell them and get some real bindings if epoxy doesn't hold up.

ekb18c 03-06-2014 06:22 PM

Put your pants over the highback, problem solved. Just ride it.


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