2012 Rome Reverb Used and Reviewed
It’s always interesting to ride an alternate camber board and then it’s cambered counterpart to see how they stack up. With the Reverb and the Reverb Rocker I was able to test how these two sticks stacked up. Over all the comparison seemed to be that of twins where one had a birthmark or something to differentiate them. The birthmark in this analogy just being the camber profiles. Here’s how it rode in a late April day at A Basin.
Board: Rome Reverb
Camber Option: Traditional Camber
Bindings: Rome 390 Boss with 2.0 Cants
Angles: 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 T1 DB Size 10
My Weight: 160
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Overcast, windy, some snow falling, and firm bullet proof carving snow.
Preconceived Notions: Should be the cambered version of the Reverb Rocker which will make it an ideal all around deck that has pop.
Flex: Little bit of give between the feet then a nice sweet spot out by the contact points that’s a little stiffer to give some pop. The torsional give is highly abundant and let you just twist the board around any way you wanted.
Stability: It’s damp where it needed to be but still lively. Over all there wasn’t a point when riding around through rutted up chunder that I noticed it had any instability.
Ollies/Pop: This board was meant to jump. Snapping off your edge into spins it just boosted. Popping side hits, lips, and rollers this just wasn’t an issue at all the board likes to be in the air.
Butterability: If you hit that buttery sweet spot there wasn’t an issue, but most people will probably struggle to find the ideal spot to flex this board cause lets face it people are lazy.
Cruising: On edge there was never an issue with it washing out. If you wanted to rail a hard deep turn the torsional give in the flex would allow you to lay a trench and carve back up hill.
Jibbing: Like buttering just had to find the right sweet spot. Once you found that spot locking in to presses was a no brainer.
Rider in Mind: Jump kid that’s doing high speed technical jibbing. Probably more of the kid running the slopestyle course than the street gypsy.
Personal Thoughts: It’s always good when you get on a cambered deck and it just doesn’t feel like it, this is one of those. The day at A basin might have sucked but this board was great for popping rollers and side hits when not dicking around in their crappy spring park. Best way I can sum up this board is to read their product description because it nails it dead on.
What They Say: A mixed day of pow in the morning and park in the afternoon; getting buttery; hauling ass on early morning groomers; nollie front flips; bs 180s off rollers; fs 180s off rollers; stomping that first bs 7.
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