- Sizes: S, M/L, L/XL
- Flex: 6-8
- Entry System: Classic
- Price: £240 / €270
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Your colour options for the Rome Vice bindings read: Black; Orange; White… and Party Time. Sat in an otherwise understated lineup, the pineapple donning a pair of sunnies design is a little reminiscent of the unpopular guy in the friend group who decides his new “thing” is going to be wearing quirky Hawaiian shirts on nights out. Whichever route you go down, the Vice bindings offer a tough, lightweight binding with some of Rome’s signature design without Rome’s signature price points.
First off, they sit among the AsymWrap camp in Rome’s catalogue. The Vice features a similar baseplate to its high-tech big bros – the Katana and Black Label. The lightweight aluminium chassis runs right from the heelcup to the toe strap on the inside of each foot, but not on the outside.
“The Vice features a similar baseplate to its high-tech big bros – the Katana and Black Label”
What you gain in power on the inside, you gain once again with a more surfy ride on the outside. Whether you’re looking to flex more between the nose and tail, or just tweak out a good old stalefish in the air, the Vice bindings help with it all.
The straps have been somewhat simplified from the upgrades featured in the models up, but you do still get Rome’s Pivot Mount Technology which allows the user to switch between low, medium and high mounting positions on the heel straps. It’s amazing what these subtle differences can make, as the Vice can shift its personality from the loose, surfy turning happy go lucky binding to something altogether more responsive and powerful.
Obviously, you lose out on a couple of key features, like the D30 baseplates and the new super-grippy toe straps, but you save a fair stash of cash in doing so and still come away with a great all-mountain binding.