Rome Katana Snowboard Binding - 2016
The result of years of product design creativity, the Katana proves that Customization Matters. In its sleek, lightweight package, we’ve loaded up on innovative ideas for customizing your interface to match your unique way of snowboarding. No other binding comes close. Features like the PivotMount Technology and the Stage 2 evolutions of our UnderWrap and V-Rod concepts create a flexible and powerful feel that delivers a very low number on the weight scale in our design lab. With so much ability to customize flex and pop, this binding rips everything from big summits in the French Alps to park laps in Minnesota.
Looking for the most technologically advanced snowboard binding ever? Well you've found it. The Katana by Rome is M2 APPROVED.
|Riding Style||Freeride (Stiff)|
|Entry Style||Traditional Two Strap|
Minimalist Disc - A small disc allows greatly reduce the amount of baseplate contact with the board—the industry-leading 1.56% of plastic contact. It also lets us take a ton of weight out of the baseplate design.
V-Rod Baseplated – Rome’s V-Rod baseplates minimize the contact between your binding and your board, while controlling for “correct” flex. The baseplates “rocker” on opposing corners with a “rod” of support from toe to heel: this is to give the freestyle flex that snowboarding demands, while also delivering power edge to edge. The narrow footprint also maximizes the board’s natural flex pattern.
Contourlight Ankle Strap - A Rome-exclusive two-part construction that allows riders to customize their ankle strap support by changing the tension. The pre-tensioned EVA pad allows for full foot stability at low tensions, for riders who want less support. The tighter you make it, the more the two-parts interface to increase strap stiffness. Advanced lightness through a minimalist design.
Conformgrip 2.0 Toe Strap - When you strap in, this design quickly conform to any boot on the market to lock in control. High grip secures it in place and allows for more comfort through the need for less pressure.
AutoStrap Technology - Beating skiers to powder lines matters. With the AutoStrap, your ankle strap is pulled out of the way so you can step in much more quickly and hassle-free.
Katana Asym HighBack - All main design aspect of the Katana control for “correct” flex. With the Asym Highback, we keep it stiffer on the lateral side where you transmit power, and we keep it soft on the medial side for more flow and tweakability.
UnderWrap Heel Hoop Technology - UnderWrap heel hoops are a design innovation created by Rome to optimize how snowboard bindings flex. Like no other designs, they deliver edge-to-edge power through a lightweight, leverage-enhancing aluminum structure, and they also are torsionally flexible for side-to-side freedom at the same time. The result is a “correct” flex that is powerful where you want and tweakable where you want.
AsymWrap Technology - A Rome-exclusive technology, this evolution of our UnderWrap design concept features a full UnderWrap on the medial side and a shorter UnderWrap on the lateral side. The result is a
Cant-In-The-Back Technology - Another Rome-exclusive technology. Your lower legs are where your transmit power into your binding. So our unique highback canting allows riders to adjust the side-to-side angle of their highbacks to match the spine of the highback with the angle of their lower leg. For narrow stances, run 0 or 3 degrees of canting. For wider stances, go up to 6 degrees to keep your highbacks in line with your lower legs.
Yes, I Cant Technology - Rome created adjustable canting for our InBase padding system under your foot to let riders customize two aspects of their interface. Increased canting underfoot gives riders more power over the tip and tail of their boards. Some riders like this for all types of boards, but it is particularly beneficial for rocker boards that have less power in the tips and tails. Increased canting also puts less pressure on the knee for greater comfort, particularly for riders who run wider stances.
V-Rod Subbase Pad - D30 in our high-end models and EVA padding under the baseplate decreases vibration and improves cushioning for a smoother, more comfortable ride. Cushioning materials extend into the raised corners of our V-Rod design to provide more flexibility in the corners where you want movement.
Hybrid Buckles - Two-part buckles on the Katana combine plastic teeth with a metal arm to minimize slippage and wear-and-tear by keeping the buckle and strap contact plastic to plastic.