- Sizes: S, M/L
- Flex: 7-9
- Entry System: Classic
- Price: £299 / €339
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The unfortunate reality is that unless you ride a 154 snowboard or have a size eight shoe size, women rarely have access to the same levels of choice as men when it comes to picking out a snowboard. For what is available, it comes as a breath of fresh air when a brand doesn’t just resort to taking a men’s product, making it smaller, and sticking some glitter or pink (or pink glitter) on it. The women’s Katana bindings from Rome take the hugely popular men’s model and make a couple of tweaks to dial in the same incredible fit and response that the fellas get to enjoy.
This is the lightest binding available from Rome, down to the fact that all the materials used are straight off the top shelf. No two highbacks are the same in the range and the women’s specific AsymKatana Highback strikes the balance between enough power and support to keep you railing your carves, but simultaneously offering torsional flex for when you want to change things up and want to bring out your freestyle side.
“This is the lightest binding available from Rome, down to the fact that all the materials used are straight off the top shelf”
That’s matched with the AsymWrap Heelhoops, which deliver asymmetric response between the stiffer, more aggressive, inside of the binding and the softer outside. That’s achieved through only opting for one contact point between the heel hoop and baseplate on the lateral side, so you can flex the boots into your turns and tweaks to bring out a much more surfy feeling in your snowboarding.
All of Rome’s bindings provide instant comfort out of the box but, when it comes to customisation, none come close to the offerings of the Katana. Whatever angle, strap, or component you want to alter, you can guarantee there’s a way to do it. Wherever and whatever you ride, if you can make room in the budget to add these to your setup, they may just be the last pair of bindings you ever ride.