The Rome D.O.D. is a medium flexing, freestyle binding. The D.O.D. stands for “do or die”. It is one of those bindings that although it is sort of aimed as a freestyle binding, will ride everywhere fine because of its medium flex rating and options to adjust everything.
Features of the Rome D.O.D. 2016:
- AntiShock 2.0 Highback
- 6/10 Flex Rating
- V-Rod Baseplate
The basic idea is that the bindings will have good toe to heel response (using the blue areas) while the orange still give you the side to side flexibility.
- Yes, I Cant Technology
A feature that is on the mid and high end Rome bindings, there are two sets of basepads that come with the bindings. One set has the standard flat (0 degree) basepads, and the other set have a 2.5 degree angle. The angled base pads help to align your knees, which helps with ollies, as well as people who ride with wide stances.
- Ultralight Ankle Strap
A newer style of ankle strap, that is a more popular style now. A 3d plastic pad is connected with a stronger mid section, that is light but comfortable and holds you in well. Burton and Flux have a very similar ankle strap design.
- ConformGrip 2.0 Toe Strap
A new design, but is basically just a stretchy and grippy toe cap.
- UnderWrap.2 Heel Hoop
- Full Highback Rotation
Having the option to rotate your highbacks means that you can always have the highback adjusted to give you good heelside turns, no matter the angle you have your bindings set up on.
- AutoStrap Technology
- EVA SubBase V-Pad
- Multiple Strap Positions
- QuickAdjust for Strap Length
- Tool-Free Forward Lean Adjuster
If you like the sounds of these, another pair of bindings to look at would be the Burton Malavitas. They are very similar in specs and price, and are both made to handle the same sort of riding.
Rome D.O.D. 2017 colorways