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Rome Guild 2019-2020 Women’s Snowboard Bindings Review

  • Sizes: S, M/L
  • Flex: 6-8
  • Entry System: Classic
  • Price: £240 / €270
  • BUY ONLINE

The Rome Guild is essentially the Katana with slightly specced down components. That said, it more than makes up for any shortcomings with that colourway. Stick this on the Heist and you’ve got yourself one hell of a beach party.

As with the Katanas, the Guild sits in among the AsymWrap side of the family. This means you have that same lightweight, aluminium chassis with asymmetric contact points attached to the baseplate. There are two connections on the inside but only one on the outside of the feet. The result is a pretty dynamic blend of a looser, surfy ride, with increased mobility towards the ends of the board, but with the support and lockdown provided from the two points of contact on the inside. As a result, the Guild doesn’t need to position itself as either a park or freestyle binding; it can handle both sides of snowboarding through both sides of the binding.

“The Guild doesn’t need to position itself as either a park or freestyle binding; it can handle both sides of snowboarding through both sides of the binding”

That’s further enhanced with Rome’s Pivot Mount Technology, which allows you to switch between low, medium and high mounting positions on the heel straps. In its lowest setting, the Guilds offer a lot of ankle flex in the boot, so the board will feel less responsive, but as a result, more forgiving to get creative with when you’re in the park. When the straps are adjusted to their highest position, the response is much more immediate and best suited to faster, harder, freeriding. If you’re not sure where you’ll find yourself riding that day, the middle setting will make the best of both worlds.

Naturally, some things are omitted with the lower price point, such as the super dampening base plate and the more premium highback. Saying that, there’s still a hell of a lot of binding on offer here.

Tester’s Verdict

Stella PenttiWhitelines

“I’m a really big fan of Rome bindings in general, and always keen to ride any board attached to Rome bindings, so, needless to say, I really enjoyed sliding down the slopes while attached to the Rome Guilds.

“Definitely a good pair of bindings to consider if you like to rip through anything and everything”

These things can take anything thrown their way. If you’re a bit of a reckless driver, facing an x amount of bails and occasionally running into various things you come across on the mountain, I highly recommend the Rome Guild bindings – these things are sturdier than a… sturdy thing.

Despite their sturdiness and stability, the Rome Guilds are flexible and fun too – making them ideal for freestyle riding. Definitely a good pair of bindings to consider if you like to rip through anything and everything.”

Tester’s Verdict 2018/19

Stella Penttiwhitelines.com

“So in general I really like riding with Rome bindings, thus I was excited to see if these would make me think differently about their bindings – well, they didn’t.

“These made it so much easier to understand and control the board in the best possible way”

Rome Guild bindings are stable, heavy enough to make you go just that extra bit faster and give you a really good feeling on and off the board. I really could feel the board through the bindings which made it so much easier to understand and control the board in the best possible way.

The bindings are heavier than other girls’ bindings usually are, and this is why I find them to be especially good for girls who aren’t that heavily built and seek for that extra kick to their riding.”

Tester’s Verdict 2018/19

Jill McDonald@jill_islay

“I wore these bindings with all the boards and boots I tested, and felt like they worked seamlessly with every set up.

They felt really comfortable, yet super supportive and stiff enough to withstand any sketchy icy conditions. Overall they’re super solid bindings for any type of riding!”

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