Board: Rome Reverb Rocker
Camber Option: Mtn Pop Rocker. Rocker between the feet and camber under foot.
Bindings: Flux DS
Stance: 21 Wide 12 Negative 9 Goofy
Boots: DC Lynx 8.5
My Weight: 155lbs
Conditions: Late season dump. About a foot overnight with about half and inch and hour still coming.
Flex: Right around the middle between the feet and just a bit softer outside with matching torsional flex.
Stability: You can definitely feel what’s happening underneath you, but not so much that you get pushed off a line or bounced around the heavy chunder fields. If you let your weight get too far outside your feet the slightly softer tips have a tendency to fold on you though.
Ollies: The bamboo hot rods in the tips do a great job at giving you rebound in either the form of skate-like pop or if you want to load up and snap. It’s not an extremely snappy deck, but I never found myself lower in the air than I wanted to be or wishing I had just a little more amplitude.
Pop On Jumps: The bamboo reacts better to a skate style snap. So does center rocker. So it’s a great feel that lets you load your body up and not have to worry about loading up the board too. It will get you past the knuckle and into the sweet spot with ease.
Butterability: With the little bit softer tips and rocker between the feet you can bend and twist this board any way you please. The bamboo keeps it lively, snapping around in to and out of your buttery desires.
Jibbing: It pops up onto jibs with ease and locks in really well. The lock point is easy to access and sits just outside the binding, where it should be on a deck like this. The bamboo helps keeps you from over-pressing by giving a little bit of rebound preventing you from going over the handle bars and gives you ample snap to push out of jib. It’s not too much though that it will buck you out of a kink or if you don’t quite land in your press the way you should.
Carving : I’ve always liked Quickrip. It’s just barely there. Just enough that you can hold onto something you probably shouldn’t be able to, but not so much that you really ever feel it. Locking into a Euro carve comes pretty easy and quick snappy turns are a breeze. If you really throw your weight into the tail to exit a Euro carve while accelerating it does have the tendency to let go and wash out in firmer conditions.
Rider in Mind: All around rider spending a fair amount of the time riding park or riding the mountain as a park.
Personal Thoughts: For the money this is a really solid deck. Just enough snap to always keep you satisfied but super accessible for the average rider. Great intermediate progression deck or for the seasoned rider looking for something playful and just a little bit softer.
Comparable Boards: Flow Era, Weston Timber, Dinosaurs Will Die Larson.
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This board was loaned to us for review by Rome Snowboards marketing department.
*Disclaimer this board did not change for 2017 so we carried over the 2016 review.