Technology for Flex and Pop


In bindings, Flex Matters, and Pop Matters. So we design bindings that have Flex-With-Pop. There are certain directions where you want flexibility, especially side-to-side. And in other directions, like toe-to-heel and the outside of your highback, you want direct power. We create our bindings with this understanding.

Highback Design for Flex-With-Pop

Our family of highbacks delivers different levels of support and flexibility. Many feature an asymmetrical profile the puts more power on the outside edge and more flexibility on the inside edge. Some emphasize power, while others emphasize more flexibility. Our two new highbacks show our approach to highback design: the Targa’s PowerChord highback is a non-cored asym design that is geared up for max pop, and the D.O.D.’s AntiShock 2.0 has targeted flexibility.

UnderWrap Heel Hoops

This is the foundational technology of the Rome binding line. From the Katana’s AsymWrap to the different levels of full UnderWrap, this is technology that defines that Rome signature feeling of power toe-to-heel and flexibility side-to-side. The UnderWrap design gives added leverage over your edges, while remaining torsionally flexible for tweakability and subtle board feel.

V-Rod Technology

Like UnderWrap Heel Hoops, our V-Rod baseplate technology combines toe-to-heel power with side-to-side flexibility and is a key way we create Flex-With-Pop. A diagonal “rod” connects your two main input spots, running from your big toe to the outside corner of your heel. Then, opposing corners of the baseplate near the small toe and near the inside of your heel create side-to-side flexibility. To go with this optimal flex pattern, our V-Rod baseplates feature the industry-leading level of baseplate contact, as low as 1.56% in the Katana’s V-Rod Ultralight Baseplate.