Board: Rome Blur
Camber Option: Hybrid Stay Positive Camber. A camber dominate camrocker.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 177lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Sunny blue skies, brisk but warming temperatures, and between 4 to 8 inches of fresh snow from the night before.
Flex: The directional shape is complimented by a directional flex that is softer in the nose stiffens up under the front binding and then gets even stiffer in the tail. The torsional flex is very abundant and compliments this board well.
Stability: Riding through chunder fields, fresh snow, crusted over moguls, and wind scoured snow this board never once wanted to buck me or wash out. It’s stable, yet lively which makes it a playful board for charging through varying snow conditions.
Ollies/Pop: The tail of this board is designed to snap off anything and everything whether on edge or flat basing. You can feel the Turbo Rods in the tail as they rebound when initiated.
Butterability: I did a few little butters and it wasn’t the easiest thing to do in the weird mix of blower to heavy snow, but it got the job done. So go fast, push into the snow hard, and you’ll be fine.
Carving: Ripping on fresh corduroy this board sets an edge and locks into a carve. Laying a trench in soft snow took minimal effort and you can feel the slingshot effect out of the tail from the placement of the Turbo Rods. This board is a carving beast.
Rider in Mind: Someone that’s chasing powder or fresh corduroy and needs a board for slashing snow.
Personal Thoughts: The level of snap out of this boards tail is unprecedented. You could just set yourself up to push through everything and really go for it. Getting into some fresh snow this board was very surfy and let you just spray face shots when you needed it. This is one of those boards that’s a dual purpose quiver deck; pow days and early morning groomer days.
Comparable Boards: K2 Cool Bean, Venture Euphoria,
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This board was loaned to us for review from Rome Snowboards marketing department.