- Sizes: S/M, L/XL
- Flex: 7
- Entry System: Classic
- Price: £260 /€300
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Why we chose the Rome DOD Snowboard Bindings: Go anywhere. Shred anything. Do or Die, sucker!
The DOD is Rome’s bombproof binding that’s egging you on to push your riding wherever you happen to be stood on the mountain. Top of the kicker line? Straight line. Top of a couloir? Straight line. Ski school snake taking up the entire piste? Straight line. Do or Die, sucker!
This was one of the only bindings we tested this year to feature UnderWrap, which is Rome’s more conventional system of connecting the heel hoops to the baseplate. Here, there are two points of contact on either side of the feet (as opposed to just one on the AsymWrap binding range). That achieves pistons of power, tightly containing the boot inside the binding’s walls and delivering crazy response between the edges, as well as longitudinally on the snowboard.
“That achieves pistons of power, tightly containing the boot inside the binding’s walls and delivering crazy response between the edges”
Not that all the sturdiness should prevent any natural flex happening underfoot. The VRod SubBase Pad help to enable impossible levels of natural board flex right by the inserts pattern. There’s only 1.56% of the baseplate in contact with the snowboard, which seems impossibly low. The rest of the interface is made up of a combination of thicker, softer foam along the outsides, with thinner, more rigid and responsive cushioning for transmitting energy right underneath you, between the edges.