I feel like I have enough experience on the snow to make a post regarding the 2011 390's...
At first I couldn't have been happier. In the house, they fit great, and the adjustments, while a pain, did get the fit well with my Size 8 Imperials. After a few trips to the mountains, I am now regretting my decision to give Rome a shot. While they may have excellent customer service, chipping of the paint, the highback adjustments coming loose, the straps releasing while riding, etc., the quality is just not there. I also hate the ratchet design and miss my cartels quite a bit. I haven't even really been abusing the bindings much either as I've been mainly teaching the girlfriend to ride this season. I've found the weird bracket mounting into the mounting disc and then the board is cumbersome, and the least they could have done is provide a longer bolt so that you don't have to work to get the padding on the bottom of the binding compressed, just so the other bolts will bolt in far enough. Also, when adjusting the ankle wrap metal thing, it was almost impossible to get the hardware aligned... Probably a flaw in manufacturing, but still, it shouldn't have been this difficult. The toe strap geometry just isn't right either, and because the strap flops around so much when undone, I have tripped myself in the lift line by stepping on it (I now make sure the toe strap on my rear binding is strapped into the ladder).
I'll probably ride these the remainder of the season, but will sell them off at the end for cheap. I am glad I got a killer deal on these because I'd be much more upset if I paid retail for a product with many flaws. I'm going back to Cartels next year and would advise to stay away from these things.
Last edited by PortedBuckle; 03-10-2011 at 04:11 PM.