The 2023 Rome Katana Snowboard Binding Review
Binding Model: Rome Katana
Buy it here:
Binding Size: M/L
Stance and Angles: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy
Boot Used: K2 Thraxis
Boot Size: 10
Board Used: Telos Mike Ranquet
Rider Weight: 200lbs
Location: Copper Mountain
Conditions: Sunny bluebird skies, high winds, ice, chop, chunder, frozen fast and perfect groomers.
Binding Adjustability: you have a fully adjustable heel cup, a toe ramp that slides forward, flip tabs on the straps to lengthen or shorten them, a push pin system on the toe straps to center them, forward lean adjustment on the highback, and highback rotation.
Straps: The Aux tech straps contour around any boot shape and just lock it down. These reduce the need for excess material and rely heavily on your boots for that. The toe strap just fits any boot shape and stays secure.
Ratchets: These are smooth like butter. They climb well and the one finger quick release works exactly how you would want it to.
Highbacks: It’s a highback and it does its thing. It’s a little more rigid so when you drive back into it you notice that.
Binding Flex: The overall flex is a middle of the road all mountain freestyle. This means it has power when you need and will notice that when you drive into the straps or highback on a turn. But it will also have lateral play due to the asym wrap allowing for more flex on the outside.
Ride: It’s a smooth consistent ride that dampens as you would want but doesn’t give a huge dead spot underfoot making it a bit more lively.
Rider in Mind: All mountain freestyle guy that does it all.
Personal Thoughts: Honestly nothing has changed since I rode it last fall, I just wanted an updated review because I know that this binding is solid and this review will keep it on peoples minds. If you want a solid all mountain freestyle binding look no further.
Bataleon Astro Asym: https://bit.ly/3WkdxU9
Union Strata: https://bit.ly/3hG52DW
Bent Metal Transfer: https://bit.ly/3YMReba
Vice or katana to mate up to my 153 party mod? style- groomers, trees, side hits, small park stuff.
Would these also be an improvement over malavita reflex’s?
Thanks in advance!
Katana and yes.
I own both 2022 Katana and cleavers and was thinking if a “combined” binding consisting of Katana’s Asym wrap and cleaver highbacks would make any sense. I assume that it would slightly increase the response of the heelside edge while still being able to retain some lateral play of the Katana. Would like to know of what you think of the benefits (if any) of a blend like this.
I think you should grab your screw driver and start experimenting.
Thanks for the resource you provide, and being willing to be honest about what you do and DON’T like! I’m getting back on the mountain after a few years away. Picking up a Yes Greats 151 because it seems like a fun board that’ll make me happy on the resorts here in the Pacific NW. I’ve previously ridden step-ins, but this year I borrowed a couple other boards and am changing to classic strap bindings for the better-connected feel. Would you think the Katana or Vice are a better match for the Greats (or would you avoid them both for some reason)? I’ll be riding mostly around the mountain on- and off-piste more than in the park. Cheers!
Looking at some end of season sales, should I pick up Vices or Katanas for my 147 Dancehaul? Groomers, trees, side hits, buttering and fun are my interests.