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if you want to get into freestyle, you can adjust the binding to be softer by moving the straps around, and make them more responsive for freeride by doing the same. the customability of rome bindings are amazing, and i dont feel like im going to break the highback when i rotate it around a bit. other bindings highbacks, especially burton, feel cheap and flimsy so i dont even bother trying to rotate those.
plus you get a 2 year warranty on your rome bindings. the straps are so comfortable, and the rubber piece that goes between the base of the binding and the board pretty much eliminates any vibrations while riding, which is nice. i honestly cannot say enough good stuff about the bindings.
rome as a company is legit as hell too. i needed convertable disks so i could put my 390s on my burton, so i emailed rome, 2 days later they are at my house. same with some ladders for my older 390s last season.