It’s been two years since we last rode the Reverb Rocker and while the board has changed a little bit it was a positive change. Here’s how this snowboard from Rome stacks up in this review.
Board: Rome Reverb Rocker
Camber Option: Mtnpop Rocker. Reverse camber in the middle and through half the insert packs and then camber from halfway through the insert packs out to the tips.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 22.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 175lbs
Conditions: Sunny bluebird skies in the morning turning to hazy and cloudy mid day. The snow was firm and fast then turned to mashed potato soup by the end of the day.
Flex: This board has what you would expect in an all mountain freestyle board in terms of flex. Playful tips, stiffer under foot, and just a hair softer in the middle making for what I have come to call the true all mountain flex. The torsional give is equal to the amount of flex in the middle making for a great match up.
Stability: The board is stable on perfectly groomed runs and mild chop, but when in majorly rutted out terrain or lumpy mashed potatoes of death you’ll notice more instability and a bucking sensation.
Ollies: The bamboo rod in the tips adds to the pop that also comes from the micro camber zones right at the mount points. Popping off natural terrain is a breeze as well as hitting urban approach features.
Pop On Jumps: This board is great on jumps its poppy and stable which makes it predictable. Small to medium jumps are not an issue.
Butterability: The camber profile and flex make it great for playing around on the snow but still having rebound and snap. Never once does it feel like you’re over powering the board or the board is fighting you the whole time.
Jibbing: Presses and slides come easy enough. The sweet spot for the board is easy to actuate and due to the camber profile makes the nose and tail independent of each other. This means you can manipulate the board with one foot at a time to do what you want.
Carving: The sidecut rips turns. This camber profile creates extra contact points under foot which help with the steering. Whether you’re doing long or short radius turns you can just crank into and out of them.
Rider in Mind: All mountain freestyle guy that likes a mix of camber and reverse.
Personal Thoughts: It’s been two years since I’ve ridden this board and it’s good to see not much has changed. The pop is slightly increased due to the bamboo rod but that’s about it. If you want to go do some turnin’ and burnin’ on the mountain this is a great deck for that as well as sizzling and swivling in the park.
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