Board: Rome Stalefish
Camber Option: Free The Ride Camber. 3D rocker in the nose with a setback camber.
Bindings: Rome Blacklabel Bindings
Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 195lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Sunny bluebird skies, warm temps, cream cheese snow, frozen groomers, and chunder.
Flex: The overall flex comes in around middle of the road. You have a full directional flex that starts with a softer nose and turns into a stiffer tail. There’s a fair amount of torsional flex.
Stability: With the width of this board you get a frame that is designed to be stable. Add to that the set back camber and it keeps you up when plowing through chunder. The nose does have some flap and you’ll feel a fair bit of the chatter.
Ollies/Pop: This board has a ton of snap. You load it up and it pops with ease. All the snap comes from the back foot obviously due to the set back camber.
Butterability: The nose is the biggest spot to butter on with this board. It locks into presses and holds well but that rod in the tip gives it snap out when you need it. The tail is next to non existent so you high speed wheelies are the key here.
Carving: This board rolls in and out of carves with ease. This board is designed for laying a trench when you need to but doesn’t suck at short quick carves or set up turns. Basically lay it over when you need to and feel it drive off the tail or just be mellow with it if you want to.
Rider in Mind: Someone that wants a party board with Stale’s name attached.
Personal Thoughts: This is a Service Dog but with Stale’s name attached and slightly more snappy due to the different hot rod in it. Otherwise it rides almost exactly the same. If you feel the Service Dog will be too soft for you then this is the upgrade you need to go to.
Comparable Boards: K2 Cool Bean, Ride Superpig, Telos Backslash.