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Old 01-25-2013, 12:08 AM   #11 (permalink)
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There'a a thread of mine somewhere describing these exact problems and then my resolution to said problems... I'll summarize here:

Toe Strap issue - Make sure you put the ladders in the backmost slots

Ankle ratchets - After you strap in, make sure you slap the release tab down to ensure that it is in full lock position... alternatively, you can contact Rome about sending you spare ankle ratchets. The ones they send you will be basic metal, but work better IMO.

Forward Lean - request new highbacks. I've had mine come loose a couple of times. I usually ride with my pants over the highbacks though so maybe that helps?

Yes, Rome is littered with problems. But thanks to their customer service, I can continue to use mine without these issues anymore.
Yup, similar to my problems with a pair of 2012 Mobs. First run in them my ankle strap snapped off. Also, definitely make sure toe strap ladders in the furthest back slot. As for forward lean mechanism, I had them send me another after one of mine busted on my 2nd day in them, but it's a bad design and comes loose a lot when riding. I doubt I'll buy anymore Rome bindings. Good guys though. Can't fault their customer service and I like their boards.
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:22 AM   #12 (permalink)
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There'a a thread of mine somewhere describing these exact problems and then my resolution to said problems... I'll summarize here:

Toe Strap issue - Make sure you put the ladders in the backmost slots

Ankle ratchets - After you strap in, make sure you slap the release tab down to ensure that it is in full lock position... alternatively, you can contact Rome about sending you spare ankle ratchets. The ones they send you will be basic metal, but work better IMO.

Forward Lean - request new highbacks. I've had mine come loose a couple of times. I usually ride with my pants over the highbacks though so maybe that helps?

Yes, Rome is littered with problems. But thanks to their customer service, I can continue to use mine without these issues anymore.
I'm sorry for the lack of terminology.

But what is the "ladder" part of the toe strap?
thanks
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:42 PM   #13 (permalink)
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i have had an issue with the highback adjuster coming loose. it actually almost cost me a serious injury. i was hauling ass down a run and went to stop quickly on my heelside at the bottom but as i was trying to stop i couldnt get the board on the heel enough and caught a nasty toe edge due to basically having no highbacks. slammed on my chest extremely hard damaged something in my middle back. i couldnt turn my neck for 2 weeks. i tighten the locknut on it before each time out and it still comes loose. IM SUING!!

I also have to double check that the ratchets close after tightening the bindings. they have a tendency to not fold back down.
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:21 PM   #14 (permalink)
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i have had an issue with the highback adjuster coming loose. it actually almost cost me a serious injury. i was hauling ass down a run and went to stop quickly on my heelside at the bottom but as i was trying to stop i couldnt get the board on the heel enough and caught a nasty toe edge due to basically having no highbacks. slammed on my chest extremely hard damaged something in my middle back. i couldnt turn my neck for 2 weeks. i tighten the locknut on it before each time out and it still comes loose. IM SUING!!

I also have to double check that the ratchets close after tightening the bindings. they have a tendency to not fold back down.
Yep, it's horrible.

Have you contacted them yet?
If so, what did they say?
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The problem I have is actually tightening the screw at all in the forward lean adjuster...I think it's meant to be a set screw and therefore not easily accessed/tightened...it's also too short in length, just barely making contact with the second piece of the "tooless mechanism"...time to use something else Rome?
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Yep, it's horrible.

Have you contacted them yet?
If so, what did they say?
no, im too lazy. i would rather risk my safety than make a phone call. i guess i have the capability of writing an electronic mail, but i digress. i will definitely be checking them frequently from now on. almost had another near death experience last weekend.
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:31 PM   #17 (permalink)
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The problem I have is actually tightening the screw at all in the forward lean adjuster...I think it's meant to be a set screw and therefore not easily accessed/tightened...it's also too short in length, just barely making contact with the second piece of the "tooless mechanism"...time to use something else Rome?
yeah, something isnt working with that design.
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:09 PM   #18 (permalink)
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no, im too lazy. i would rather risk my safety than make a phone call. i guess i have the capability of writing an electronic mail, but i digress. i will definitely be checking them frequently from now on. almost had another near death experience last weekend.
Well good luck man.
I wish i new about this problem before I bought them.

Big mistake.
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i have had an issue with the highback adjuster coming loose. it actually almost cost me a serious injury. i was hauling ass down a run and went to stop quickly on my heelside at the bottom but as i was trying to stop i couldnt get the board on the heel enough and caught a nasty toe edge due to basically having no highbacks. slammed on my chest extremely hard damaged something in my middle back. i couldnt turn my neck for 2 weeks. i tighten the locknut on it before each time out and it still comes loose. IM SUING!!

I also have to double check that the ratchets close after tightening the bindings. they have a tendency to not fold back down.
You can heelside without a highback. How do you think Now IPO's work when they are ridden without highbacks? You should have been flexing your feet if your highbacks were having issues. That's a rider fault as much as it is the bindings fault.

I also don't quiet get what you are saying, did the highback snap off? Even if the adjuster wasn't working the highback isn't going to disappear it'll just default to a neutral position..looking at my highbacks on my 390s as we speak.
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:46 PM   #20 (permalink)
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You can heelside without a highback. How do you think Now IPO's work when they are ridden without highbacks? You should have been flexing your feet if your highbacks were having issues. That's a rider fault as much as it is the bindings fault.

I also don't quiet get what you are saying, did the highback snap off? Even if the adjuster wasn't working the highback isn't going to disappear it'll just default to a neutral position..looking at my highbacks on my 390s as we speak.
I apologize for offending you in some way. Well going as fast as i was my feeble feet and tiny ankles dont have the strumph to rock my board onto its edge by itself. I needed the support of my highbacks because my boots are in the softer range also. Like i said, the high speed was a huge factor and otherwise i can handle a heelside stop.
Thanks for the attitude though guy.
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