"Ridin' up the lifts in a pair of Rome Shifts..."
- Name: 2009 Rome Shift
- Skill: Beginner
- Pros: Good construction quality, Comfortable, Well known brand, Easy installation
- Fit: fits fine
This binding is Rome's least expensive, entry level. We all know that you get what you pay for - but quality is pretty much in line with the rest of the Rome brand (good). The lack of features and the unibody design seem to be what brings the cost down. In any case, the Rome shift seems to be a nice binding for certain circumstances - either the beginner looking for comfort and a gentler learning curve on a budget, or a streetcat that wants a cheap set of soft flexy bindings. I'm more of the all-mountain type and in general like my bindings stiffer and more responsive, but if you fall into one of those categories i can see the shift working out well for you. With Sierra's amazing sales this binding can be had for pennies, when you consider the brand behind it isn't a pricepoint brand, and that never hurts!