So, I got my Rome 390s and love them. Currently they are on a 167 Burton Baron and I've only tried the toe strap over the tip of the boot, instead of the top. Much more comfortable I found. Also, these seem to be more responsive than my Drake Podiums.
I was under the impression that the Podiums are a stiff binding with fast response to rider input. Maybe mine are worn out? They are old and well used.
Board. I still need to choose. I've decided on getting a Rome, I do know that. But, I just cant commit to what board. I've been to the local shop 3 times. This last time, I was ready to buy an Agent. But, I got a new salesman and he suggested the 154 or 157 Machine, while cheaper I'm a bit worried about going that much smaller. I'm 5'10", 11 boot, and a very dense (top heavy) 205 pounds. I dont do rails/ jibs. I like launching off anything natural. I like trees. I like powder. I live on the ice coast. This will be more of a fun all mountain board (that can be ridden switch with little difficulty) than my Baron, which I'll be keeping as a go fast, carve hard board.
What would you buy....from the Rome lineup. Design, Agent, Slash, Graft, Machine