Board: Rome National
Camber Option: Fusion Camber. Camber between the feet till the contact point and then rocker from there.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 188lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Overcast skies, low to moderate visibility, some winds, loose snow on top of ice and firm snow, and occasional moments of snow falling.
Flex: This board had a unique flex pattern. While it was around a middle of the road it had softer tips while stiffer all the way through the middle including the torsional flex.
Stability: With the camber profile and flex pattern you get a super smooth ride that’s lively in the tips yet damp under foot. At speeds I never once noticed any chatter whether flat basing or being on edge.
Ollies: This board has so much snap in it. You can load it up effortlessly and pop. If you want to really load it up, then you’re going to get insane pop. Overall this board likes being in the air.
Pop On Jumps: Much like doing an ollie or popping off a roller this board can snap a jump of just about any size. So do what you need to do and get yourself into the air.
Butterability: With having softer tips you can use the stiffer mid section to help leverage yourself over them to get the desired effect.
Jibbing: There’s a sweet spot in the nose and tail that locks in perfectly for presses. When you’re sideways on a feature the camber dominate zone locks in and hugs the rail. Overall this board can jib with minimal effort which makes it more well rounded.
Carving: The sidecut wants to turn. It doesn’t matter if it’s a short quick one or a long drawn out turn, it just wants to turn. Ripping carves on this board I noticed how locked in and smooth I felt on it.
Rider in Mind: The all mountain freestyle guy that needs a board they can charge on just as much as a board they can butter or jib with.
Personal Thoughts: I really dug how the flex pattern gave you a smooth stable platform in the middle, while in the tips it was playful. This board has pop and precision wrapped up nicely which makes it a versatile all mountain weapon. Don’t sleep on looking at this board it’s a quiver of one deck that doesn’t suck.
Comparable Boards: Yes Typo, Jones Mountain Twin, Capita Mercury
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