2012 Rome Notch Used and Reviewed
S-Camber is a bit of a different ride in powder compared to rocker, reverse, or one of the many forms of alternate camber. It still holds the original properties of camber but the benefits of a slight rocker in the nose. The Notch is Romes super powder slayer and Snowbasin decided to leave a bit of fun white stuff to play around with. This is how it stacked up.
Board: Rome Notch
Camber Option: Powder S Camber. Camber under the back foot that when weighted lifts the front rocker up.
Bindings: 390 Boss
Angles: 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 T1 DB Size 10
My Weight: 165
Conditions: Left over powder with sun poking through some slightly overcast end of the day skies. Rallied a few groomers as well.
Preconceived Notions: It was a pow day and I just kept going down the line for boards that would be ideal in these conditions.
Flex: Stiffer flex designed more for hard charging. Total directional flex with the nose being softer and getting progressively stiffer as you went closer to the tail. The torsional flex itself didn’t have much give and was probably the stiffest flexing part of this deck.
Stability: It was kind of a plank that you could feel everything you ran over.
Ollies/Pop: Not much pop when blasting off rollers and snapping through pow poppers.
Butterability: I wouldn’t recommend it due to the flex.
Cruising: On hard-pack and firm snow this board wouldn’t rail a turn. Soft snow it wasn’t an issue but that wouldn’t be a problem with any board.
Jibbing: Look at the shape on this thing it didn’t happen.
Rider in Mind: A guy that weighs a lot and needs a stiffer powder stick for when they’re charging around.
Personal Thoughts: This thing was a plank a big dead plank. After riding a bunch of pow sticks this wouldn’t be my first choice. The S camber is interesting to ride since you weight it with the back foot and it lifts the front up.
What They Say: Powder in steep chutes; powder in the trees; powder waves; powder in backcountry bowls; powder in river beds; powder in wide-open fields; face shots everywhere
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