Board: Rome Blur
Camber Option: Fusion Camber. A camber dominate camrocker.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 188lbs
Resort: Copper Mountain
Conditions: Sunny blue skies, warm temps, some wind, firm hard snow to slushy chunder snow depending on where you went on the mountain.
Flex: Good ole fashioned directional flex. Softer nose, stiffening up under the front binding to the back, and finally a stiffer tail. There was a decent amount of torsional flex which helped with the ride.
Stability: Having to ride over chunder, scree, and windblown frozen corduroy this board didn’t waiver. While I could feel the zipper feeling going over the corduroy it did a fairly decent job at dampening underfoot. While not a dead damp board it’s not an overly lively deck that allows you to feel everything.
Ollies/Pop: Having a lot of traditional camber under foot. You can really load this deck up and pop. I found sidehits and rollers were turned into mini launch ramps. You will have to load this board up to get any boost, so if you’re a fair weather rider or lazy, you might not like that this board has A LOT of camber in it.
Butterability: Going fast was the only way to get this thing to butter. Press harder than you think on the tail to really lift it. The nose was a bit easier, but not by much.
Carving: This board can carve. Between the sidecut and camber dominate profile it works well. You’ll notice that when you drive your knee into the center of the board it will slingshot out of the turn. You can do a lot of back foot carving this way which can be fun in softer snow.
Rider in Mind: Resort rider that wants to charge whether slashing powder or carving a groomer.
Personal Thoughts: There is a lot of snap in this board and it reflects in how it rides. You do have to be on point to drive this board through turns, but hey, there’s nothing wrong with that. Overall this thing is meant for the guy that’s looking for a quiver of one and doesn’t care about the park or freestyle for that matter.
Check out the past reviews of the 2017 Rome Blur
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