Board: Rome Service Dog
Camber Option: Free The Ride Camber. Rocker in the nose camber under the back foot.
Bindings: Rome Black Label
Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 190lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Sunny bluebird skies, warm temps, zero wind, and snow the consistency of cream cheese. It was late spring.
Flex: The overall flex of this board is below middle of the road. It’s a fully directional flex meaning softer nose into a stiffer tail with a ton of torsional give to it.
Stability: This boards wider platform and set back camber give it all of its stability. You’ll notice way out in the nose there’s some chatter then it stiffens up a little bit right in front of the bamboo hot rod and gets softer with more give right after the rode ends but before the insert pack.
Ollies/Pop: There’s a ton of snap which comes from the back foot camber. It loads up just a bit different than a fully traditional snowboard, but it still pops like one.
Butterability: That nose is a butter platform. It’s so wide and long you can lock in and just feel it hold. The bamboo rod causes it to have rebound out of any press but it never fights you. The tail while minimal allows you to do high speed wheelies and get weird.
Carving: This board is meant for laying trenches and ripping carves. Set it on edge and forget it. Short tight quick carves or long hard drawn out ones it will do what you need. That 3D nose shaping makes it easy to engage from edge to edge and gives it an effortless entry into turns.
Rider in Mind: Party boarding pow hound.
Personal Thoughts: This board is almost a combination of multiple volume shifted party boards. It’s as if the Party Wave, Superpig, Cool Bean, Backslash, and Slush Slasher were put all into one board. This thing is a blast to ride and has so much more potential. I wish I could have ridden it in light deep snow, but for what I got it in, it absolutely killed it.
Comparable Boards: Bataleon Party Wave, Spring Break Slush Slasher, Telos Backslash