A perennial in Rome’s snowboard range, the Anthem is designed for aggressive all-mountain snowboarders who know how to work a firm flex, like to a put board as hard on its edge as possible and cut lines up icy pipe walls. Not a snowboard for the inexperienced or the faint hearted, the Anthem is a serious bit of kit for riders who like their shredding and their drinks hard and fast.
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With younger riders venturing into the backcountry, the rise in popularity of splitboarding and the ever shrinking difference between splitboard and normal snowboard ride performance, it was only a matter of time before a brand released a splitboard for freestyling in the backcountry. Whether freestylers will opt for Rome’s Double Agent or accessing the goods with Mountain Approach skis remains to be seen. Oh yeah, the Double Agent only comes in 154.
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Rome’s range of snowboards is so large it’s easy to get lost. All you need to know about the Rome Mod is that if you want an easy to ride snowboard that tears apart the terrain park with ease and adapts with minimal fuss to riding more natural features on the mountain the Mod Rocker is an easy choice. The Rome Mod Rocker is a smooth, easy to ride, and fun performer that’s a firm favorite with Snowboard-Review after last year’s test ride.
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The Agent Rocker is snowboard artillery for crazy lines and burley backcountry booters. Strong intermediates will get along fine with the Agent Rocker, but riders who have spent plenty of time with a snowboard under their feet are more likely to appreciate the edge hold provided by triax glass, the pop from Carbon HotRods and the damp and powerful benefits of Basalt reinforcement. The Agent Rocker is Rome’s do everything directional twin snowboard for strong riders.
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Based on the Rome Agent its slightly older sibling, the Rome Reverb is also designed for all-mountain riders who want to take a twin shape board from the park to the backcountry. The hybrid MtnPop rocker provides more accessible pop, a smoother flex through carves and good deep snow performance. The Carbon/Glass biax laminates and glass fibre HotRods add extra pop for boosting ollies, powering up pipe walls and spraying up monster pow clouds on a freshy day. The Reverb will suit all sorts of riders from Intermediates through to experts.
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The Rome Artifact is the original jib snowboard. Softer than butter left in the sun for an afternoon, spread the Artifact over rails, boxes and urban features with zero effort.
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Featuring Rome’s brand new NoHang-Ups catch free Rocker the all new Rome Romp is an entry level snowboard with more than a few extras. The twin shape, softer flex and maintenance light extruded base mean that beginners and terrain park addicts will both enjoy a Romp.
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The LO-FI is all about female riders being able to capitalize on the versatility that reverse camber adds to a twin shaped snowboard. The Rome LO-FI is for those freestyle riders looking for a high-end snowboard truly at home in the park but also no stranger to deep powder days. Basalt reinforcement and Glass HotRods provide all the pop you’ll need for ollies and nose and tails resistance for heavy landings and sketchy snow conditions.
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If you’re not splitboarding you’re nobody! At least that’s what all the hype has probably got you thinking. If you have the time to tour into the backcountry, SB-RV definitely advices getting on a splitboard and accessing lines and peaks you’ve only ever gazed at from afar. The Powder Room, based on Rome’s men’s splitboard the White Room, comes with inserts all prepared for mounting your Voile kit, edges on the inside of the board for improved durability and edge hold on sketchy surfaces and a powder specific rocker/camber profile to make touring in deep snow and charging through powder much less effort. If the 153 fits your height and weight, you’re in luck!
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Rome’s latest edition to its All-mountain line for ladies is the Gold. Directional in shape with a hybrid rocker profile, Kevlar reinforcement in the tips, triax glass lay-up and a sintered base; the spec reads like a check-list for building a versatile and aggressive all-mountains snowboard for riders who spend most of their time charging resort trails and hunting for powder. Advanced female riders with a couple of years on a snowboard are more likely appreciate the aggresive nature of the Gold.
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If you picking-up your first snowboard or just on a tight budget, and you are looking for a true twin shaped ride to hit the park, piste and pow with? The name might not be all that exotic, but with a True Twin shape, extra reinforcement and a hybrid camber/rocker profile the Rome Factory Rocker packs a punch for the price.
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The Rome Hammerhead could quite possibly be the softest snowboard SB-RV has ever reviewed, taking the crown from the Signal Park Rocker. Our tester Mikee isn’t the heaviest of riders but he had no problem bending it like a liquorice lace. A simple image of the Hammerhead speaks a thousand words, so there’s no point in writing a lengthy intro here, just know that the Hammerhead looks crazy, rides crazy, is crazy, but rail rats will love it.
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“Entry level” packs a lot more punch these days than it ever used to. The Rome Tour raises the standard of what companies can offer to progressing intermediate riders on a budget. Reverse camber, NoHang-Ups 3D board profiling, bamboo core inserts and Rome’s Quickrip Sidecut at this price range should be illegal. If you’re after a cheap park focused snowboard to trash on rails and boxes then the Rome Tour could be a winner. The only problem you are likely to have is finding it in internet search results between guided tours of the Colosseum and the Vatican.
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If the Shank isn’t soft and buttery enough for you (a fairly unlikely eventuality) then Rome has got your back with the Butterknife. Softer than a bowl of jelly and peanut butter and equally as spreadable the Butterknife is a snowboard for jib obsessed individuals who will appreciate the uber soft flex, catch-free NoHang-ups 3D board profiling and short blunted kicks. Our tester Rob loved it until he zeached a rail, washed-out, landed on his elbow and ended up in intensive care with a ruptured kidney. Testing boards isn’t without its perils!
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The thought of a reverse camber snowboard with raised contact points always made everybody at Snowboard-Review.com giggle, imagining how ridiculously slippery it would be in anything but powder, we thought. Well Rome built one and it turns-out that we were wrong. The Rome Shank can hold an edge, it does ollie and according to our tester Rob, it’s actually a pretty fun board to ride! It is probably still best to keep the Shank away from icy Super Pipe walls though.
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The Crossrocket is Rome’s take on 3D board profiling, lifting the contact points at the start and end of the effective edge a country mile clear of snow below. If you thought Bataleon had the monopoly on that technology, think again. The Crossrocket has a true twin shape and a camber profile and is aimed at those riders who want the loose feel of reverse camber with more energetic and aggressive feel of camber.
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The Rome Mod Rocker is one of those boards that the masses have been waiting on for years. It’s not that the cambered Mod needs rocker it’s just that riders wanted the high spec performance of the cambered mod with the playfulness of reverse camber. If that was the mission statement then Rome has surpassed itself. The Freepop Rocker is stable but playful featuring a flat area that runs from 5cm before the leading foot’s first pair of inserts to 5cm past the last set of inserts, this flat section is designed to give a stable level platform. In the tips are Carbon hotrods, which are milled into the core giving the Mod Rocker plenty of pop, but the tips remain buttery and easily pressed. Rome employed famous London stencil/graffiti artist D-Face to do his thing and he’s done a nice job of the graphics.
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Riding the Artifact with positive camber is a very different experience to riding the noodley Atrifact Rocker. The spec and features are identical but the use of camber is a complete game change. Poppy off jumps and airing onto rails and still extremely easy to press, the Artifact only gains from reverting back to camber.
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Riding a Rome snowboard is going to get you kudos at school. Not only does the Label look sharp and fun it’s also got all the features they cram into the adult’s boards like a FREEPOP Rocker profile and a tip to tail wood core so it won’t fall apart when you start nailing frontboards and backside 540s.
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The standard positive cambered Lo-Fi trades the loose, forgiving nature of FREEPOP rocker for the precise and snappy feel of camber. A better choice for women who enjoy railing carves down groomed hardpack in the morning and bust airs out of a freshly cut halfpipe. It may be less playful than the Lo-Fi Rocker but it offers a bucket load more performance.
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Rome’s top line women’s freestyle board the Lo-Fi Rocker isn’t just meant for the park, Rome reckon it’ll do a pretty good job of riding anything and everything. The FREEPOP profile improves float and keeps the tips softer for aiding butters, but there are Basalt Vs in the tips to keep you from washing out and to add pop. The short running length of the Lo-Fi Rocker and its tight sidecut keep it nimble and responsive on powder and piste and Biaxial glass keeps the torsional flex supple for rail and box tricks.
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The Agent Rocker has done a few seasons now but Rome continue to make little tweaks to improve its all-mountain freestyle performance. This year Carbon Hotrods have been introduced to increase pop and make the most of the lively MTNPOP camber. The Agent Rocker is a freestyle snowboard that can handle jumps, powder and jibs in equal measures.
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Female beginners should be stoked on the Rome Jett. The standard Biaxial fibreglass and extruded base are standard materials that you’ll find on most entry level boards but the Hybrid Fun Camber profile and directional shape are designed to make picking up the basics and progressing quickly through the ranks of ability painless and quick. It’s easy to link turns on, fun and effortless in powder, stable on icy pistes and forgiving taking-off and landing all sorts of jumps and bumps. The graphics aren’t too shabby either.
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The Blue is a next level ride for advanced female freeriders who demand response, control and power. Based on the men’s Anthem, the Blue ups the women’s freeride board ante with Triaxial glass and Rome’s Quickrip progressive sidecut, Kevlar Pressure Pop V technology and of course the ultra-snappy Carbon Hotrods; this board is designed to launch off rollers and bury it’s edge into sketchy snow conditions. The Hybrid camber means the nose and tail rise very gradually around 15cm before the start of the effective edge making rolling into turns effortless and improving powder floatation.
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The Vinyl is Rome’s do it all intermediate female specific snowboard. A lively and responsive cambered profile is complimented with Glass Single Barrel Hotrods to put plenty of pop into the tail for ollies and biaxial glass laminates keep the Vinyl manageable for lightweight riders. If you’ve got the need, the need for speed then the Sintertrue base will keep you happy.
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This is the super soft jib stick in Rome’s women specific line. JIBPOP rocker has a shorter flat section between the bindings than Rome’s FREEPOP Rocker making butters and pressing that much easier and making the Detail Rocker feel loose on the snow. To add pop without torsional stiffness the Detail Rocker gets reverse Basalt Vs in the nose and tail. The Detail has an extruded base to keep maintenance easy and the cost down.
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You’ve been riding for a few weeks, hiring a board is a pain because you always end up with a dud and the rubber bumpers on tips aren’t the look you are going for, so you’re taking the plunge and buying your first board. The thing is all of your riding buddies are skiers and all they want to do is hoon around as fast as they can, you need to keep up otherwise the Jagermesiter is on you. Well we might just have the perfect board for you and it’s called the Rome Crail. The hybrid RipIt camber will help you to get to grips with powder while your friends sink like lead balloons and the mellow sidecut will aid stability when you’ve had enough of their faffing around and want to straight-line until your eyes water through your goggles.
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The Rome Headline combines an early rise hybrid camber profile with an all-mountain progressive sidecut and directional shape, producing an affordable and adaptable snowboards for intermediates who want to focus their progression on the freeride side of snowboarding, but can’t resist a mosey through the park and pipe once in a blue moon.
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Perhaps it is not as brutal as the steroid injected Anthem SS, but the standard Anthem is still a snowboard designed to be ridden hard and fast on its edges on blue ice, crisp corduroy, chunky chop and of course virgin powder, the directional flex and pressure initiated Hybrid RipIt Camber take care of that. To aid pop out of turns the 45 degree triaxial glass is reinforced with Carbon Hotrods and V powerbars and to keep chatter from ruining the party the Anthem includes Kevlar inserts that run from under the bindings to the start of the effective edge. For all-mountain riders who get a lot of enjoyment from gunning down pistes and who find themselves venturing increasingly frequently into the backcountry, the Anthem is an inspired choice.
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The Rome Notch is a heavily tapered and set-back freeride snowboard with a firm flex for those uninterested in learning tricks, unless you count dropping huge cliffs or aiming down impossible pillow lines. Powder S camber makes an appearance and blends the benefits of a long rockered nose with the precision feel and irreplaceable edge hold of camber between the feet and in the tail. For those looking for a really special snowboard, the 164 has a swallow tail!
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Splitboarding is so 2011! Everyman and his dog will be splitting by next year so get on the trend before all the lines you’ve been eyeing up for years get tracked out. The Whiteroom isn’t particularly directional or even setback that much, 20mm is pretty minimal, but Rome has introduced Powder S camber which blends from camber into a rockered nose from the your leading binding for effortless float in deeps snow and easy trail blazing. Why ride a snowboard shape you’re not used?
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The Anthem SS is a serious piece of snowboarding hardware, everything that goes into this one board army is designed to give it a powerful flex and unmatched edge hold. CarbonBiax laminate fuses the benefits of Carbon and Basalt fibres for an immensely snappy ride , there is Kevlar reinforcement running from the bindings to the start of the effective edge to eliminate unwanted chatter and improve control and Carbon Torque Hotrods run between the bindings arching out to the sidecut at the waist. Basically the Rome Anthem is so pumped full of reinforcement it will blast through anything and the Nano Carbon sintered base ensures it all happens at brutal speeds.
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I rode the Agent a couple of seasons ago and I loved it. Its directional twin shape owned the mountain riding regular and didn’t penalise me one bit for riding switch. In and out of turns the Agent was energised and the pop off kickers was monstrous, at the same time I had fun on rails and buttering about. The Rome Agent in its cambered form is a great slopestyle snowboard, it’s responsive and full of life without being stiff and is best suited to experienced riders who want to ride park but still like their snowboard to feel capable on the rest of the mountain.
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The Mod is Rome’s positive cambered, high tech, all-mountain freestyle weapon. Lively and precise in the park, capable in the powder particularly off big backcountry booters and just as fun cranking deep carves into corduroy this versatile snowboard ideal for experienced and demanding snowboarders.
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If you’re picking up freestyle snowboarding for the first time and you want an affordable rockered twin with durable construction and a loose rocker profile, the Rome Garage Rocker has got your name on it. Available in tons of regular width and wide sizes so you can find the perfect size for your stats.
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New for the 2011/12 season the Rome Factory suits beginner to intermediate snowboarder’s looking for a board that will last them longer than up to the point where they are sticking their first turns or landing their first park jump. MTNPOP hybrid camber takes the difficulty out of riding powder, the catchiness of learning to straight line bumpy runs and the awkwardness of experimenting with buttering while the Quickgrip sidecut helps with perfecting carving technique and the Glass V-Stringers make sure the edges don’t skip out which can really dent your confidence.
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The uncompromising jib noodle that is the Rome Artifact Rocker returns once again to give rail kids and street urchins everything they need to get metal sliding. The Artifact Rocker’s flex remains super soft this year but to provide a little extra pop Rome have added Glass Single Barrel Hot Rods to the tip and tail for a little extra ollie boost.
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Rome builds a lot of freestyle snowboards, The Postermania is the snowboard that most suits the kind of rider who laps the park most of the time, but wants a snowboard to huck into bottomless landings and score fresh turns with when it pukes powder. The Postermania’s twin shape and FREEPOP reverse camber profile make it playful in the park while the Quickrip sidecut, Straightbiax Carbon laminates and Carbon V stringers make it lively in and out of turns and provide plenty of pop for clearing table tops and popping ollies over out-of-bounds ropes.
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The all new Rome Reverb Rocker is pretty much a toned down version of the Agent Rocker. It has a similar twin shape with a slightly mellower Quickrip sidecut and the same MTNPOP rocker/camber hybrid profile. Instead of Carbon Hotrods the Reverb gets Glass Hotrods, instead of 30 degree Triaxial glass the Reverb gets Biaxial glassÖ you get the gist. The Reverb tones down the performance so that intermediates and lighter riders don’t feel overpowered.
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The Rome Mod is the apple of the Rome designer’s freestyle eye. New for the 2011 season Rome have boosted the Mod’s pop-ability with Carbon Hot Rod reinforcement, they’ve toughened-up the construction with Kevlar impact plates (the material used in Bullet Proof Vests) and toned down the flex a little by replacing Carbon reinforced biaxial glass with Superlight biaxial glass. All of these features make the Mod a great option for experienced snowboarders who like to freestyle in the park, in the pipe and in the backcountry. If you’re riding experience has been constricted to sub-10 weeks on snow there are probably more suitable boards in the Rome range.
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The Rome Artifact rocker is now legendary for its rail slaying ability. With a soft flex and reverse camber profile the Artifact Rocker is an ideal board for riders who want to ride jibs on the mountain or shred rails in their local town. New for 2011 the Artifact Rocker gets the Impact Composite core for better impact absorption and more uniform flex and Reverse –V glass reinforcement for extra pop without additional torsional rigidity.
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Ok so the standard cambered Agent is a special snowboard, you ride it and without even knowing it, you’re riding well, it’s just one of those boards. Now take the standard cambered Agent and add a little twist in the form of Rome’s MtnPop Camber, which pretty much mimics Burton’s Flying V profile / Lib Tech’s C2 tech / Never Summer’s RC tech… rocker between the bindings and camber at the nose and tail. Combined with the Basalt Reinforcement and QuickGrip Sidecut and almost twin shape, you are talking about a board that is going to be very fun indeed. The Rome Agent Rocker is a snowboard for the aggressive and confident all-mountain freestyler. Be sure to check-out the Addictive Collection for an even stronger graphic.
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So Rome makes the Rome Anthem SS because the Anthem isn’t snappy and powerful enough for some riders. I’d like to meet these riders. With 45 degree triaxial glass, Carbon and Kevlar reinforcement and the usual Aipop core which has a healthy dose of Bamboo pop, you can be sure the Anthem will respond to even the most aggressive freeride snowboarder’s needs. Like the SS, the standard Anthem uses the pressure loaded early rise tips so there’s very little difference between the boards other than a bit of carbon here and there and a slightly slicker base; that said, the standard Anthem has a much cooler graphic and costs fewer of your hard earned notes.
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You had better start working out (and saving for that matter) if you want to ride the Rome Anthem SS this season. With CarbonBiax you’ll need to put hard work into it before you get the explosive recoil and feedback the Anthem SS is famous for, a bit like priming a cannon. Don’t forget the Carbon torsion forks and chatter removing Kevlar, it may be like riding a nitrous powered dragster, but it’ll be as smooth as a Rolls Royce at the same time. The Anthem SS also uses Rome’s pressure loaded camber/rocker hybrid profile so you’ll get float in pow and energy out of carves.
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What with the recession, house price crash and share prices going through the floor everyone is that little bit less well off. Do not fear, champion of the poor snowboarder, Rome Snowboards has put together a snowboard capable of tearing apart your local park with a buttery soft flex and durable construction. Now you can afford a new snowboard and a season pass.
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So you’re thinking about getting a rockered board, but you’re just worried that you won’t be able to take it out of the park. Well the Rome Pusher isn’t one of those rocker snowboards. With triaxial glass laminates and Basalt reinforcement the Pusher is designed to bridge the gap between twin park slayer and Backcountry booter banger. You’ve heard of Pop-and-lock, now try Pop-with-rock.
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Rome seems to have most bases covered when it comes to producing snowboards for different types of riding. For snowboarders who need a board that can deal with a morning of riding powder, an afternoon of getting to grips with moguled black and red runs and then a quick shred off some jumps the Rome Headline fits the bill. The directional shape, sintered base and triaxial glass laminates mean the Headline isn’t ideal for pushing your freestyle as it won’t feel great on rails and boxes, but it’s no slouch on the rest of the mountain. The Headline suits intermediates who are more interested in progressing their carving down pistes than technical freestyle.
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The Notch is a freeride classic. For the price of the Rome Notch there really aren’t many snowboards that compete, a swallow tail for under $600 is mind blowing. With S-camber and a tapered shape the Notch will float no-matter how deep the snow gets, and the Triaxial glass laminates, Carbon V powerbars and Kevlar reinforcement mean you’ll get plenty of punch out slashy carves and when you’re blasting through afternoon chop, you won’t need to worry about chatter. Did I mention that the 164 is a swallow tail?
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Rome knows how to cater for serious all-mountain snowboarders, man or woman. The Rome Blue is Rome’s highest spec snowboard, for girls that want to boost out of the pipe, air off the black jumps in the park and leave their mark all over unmarked powder faces. Triaxial glass provides the grip and Kevlar V-shaped reinforcement removes unwanted chatter so you can push your riding out of your comfort zone. Finally there’s the new hybrid profile which, when loaded, rockers for increased float in powder and a less catchy ride on hard and choppy pistes.
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The Rome Manual is a wider version of the all conquering beginner and intermediates ride the Crail. Get to grips with your first turns, progress onto carving, take that carving into some powder and then up pipe walls, and do it all without any danger of boot overhang.
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Are you looking for your first snowboard? The Rome Crail could be the answer to all of your prayers. The Crail has an entry level spec, including features like biaxial glass for easy turn initiation and a directional shape so you can take your board in the powder if you’re lucky enough to get some fresh on your trip. The great thing about the Crail is that it comes with a cool graphic that doesn’t scream learner like a lot of entry level rides.
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The Jett hits the Rome ladies line-up for 2011 to meet the needs of beginners and intermediate riders. The directional shape makes the Jett versatile enough to ride different types of terrain and snow conditions, the biaxial glass laminates make the Rome Jett forgiving enough for even the least experienced riders and the extruded base will remain slick until you work-out how to wax and maintain your new snowboard.
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The Vinyl is Rome’s ride for female snowboarders who need a board that will perform everywhere on the mountain. Carbon Glass biaxial laminates create great edge hold and energy through carves whilst still managing to remain forgiving for when you don’t land bolts. Then there’s Rome’s Pop Core Matrix and Carbon Centerline Stringer Tech so you can be sure the Rome Vinyl will fire out of transitions. Killing kickers to punishing pow carves you can do it on the fantastic looking Vinyl.
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If you want a simple and affordable snowboard the Cheaptrick ticks all of the boxes. The spec might not blow your mind, but with a camber profile, biaxial glass laminates and an extruded base the Cheaptrick will meet the needs of beginners through to intermediate riders.
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The smoothest jibber in town returns for another season. With flat camber between the feet and rocker at the nose and tail matched with biaxial glass, an extruded base and 3 degrees of bevel on the base the Detail will tear apart jibs and even the kinkiest rail slides.
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Those female riders who want a super buttery and forgiving park ride with a bit of extra pop need look no further than the LO-Fi Rocker. The Biaxial glass laminates have carbon fibres interwoven for increased response and pop and there’s V shaped Basalt reinforcement in the nose and tail for spin trick pop and a bit of chatter absorption. The Lo-Fi is the rockered park snowboard that can kick it on powder landings too.
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The Graft is designed to meet the needs of freestylers looking for snowboard in the same freestyle performance vein as the Agent, but with a slightly softer and more progressive flex. If you are looking for a snowboard with all the bells and whistles of a top of the range freestyle snowboard, but don’t want the inherent stiffness and demanding nature of a top spec board, the Graft fits the bill.
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Take the infamous Rome artifact, soften it up even more and reduce the waist, but keep the slimey bronze edges and pop core matrix, throw in some handrails and go easy on the park jumps and you’ve got the Rome Detail, the ultimate women specific snowboard for rail and jib hungry chiquitas.
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Roll-up, roll-up. Come see the all-mountain spectacle that everybody’s talking about. A modern miracle, the eighth wonder of the world, a snowboard that will take intermediate to advanced riders confidently over the whole mountain, from deep powder-laden tree runs to icy pipe and slushy kickers. Perfect for anyone who doesn’t fancy having to go back down the hill to change their board at lunch so they can ride park in afternoon, having ridden powder all morning.
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The Headline is a directional all-mountain ride for progressive intermediate snowboarders. In the Ride Control and K2 Podium vein of snowboard (the mid-priced directional, ride everything snowboard), the Rome Headline is a great find. With a comprehensive spec and plenty of performance to support your growing ability you won’t find a better priced board in this under-supplied board genre.
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The head chefs at Rome have blatantly taken a wish list from legend Bjorn Leines a snowboard connoisseur whose had more pro models than you’ve had hot meals and made it happen. The result is the Rome Agent, a meaty freestyle dish. The recipe includes a sprinkling of Carbon reinforcement layered with 30 degree triaxial glass and a smooth and creamy sintered base, Rome have also made the Agent availble with their 1985 Free rocker. Best served cold!
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Park, park and more park. If you are hungry for a big ol’ portion of hand rail jerky, kicker surprise and quaterpipe casserole, get out your big snowboard ladle and scoop up a handsome serving of Rome Graft, serve with a variety of tasty butters.
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You’ve been cruising around on the Rome Graft for a number of years, but you’ve been listening to all the talk of the banana revolution and you want to get on the reverse camber bandwagon. Here’s your opportunity to make the jump to the dark side. Take the Graft and trade a little on edge grip for effortless butters and presses, forgiving landings, catch free straight-lines and a bit of versatility in deeper snow conditions, what do you get? The Rome Postermania.
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In the infamous words of old school lyricists, ladies Salt and Pepper ‘Push it, Push it real good’. Everything you need to push the boundaries of park and general all –mountain freestyle snowboarding. New to the Rome line-up the Pusher’s designed to feel loose and playful, but the pop hasn’t been sacrificed by it’s rocker profile, no sir, the clever folks at Rome have beefed up the Pusher with the Superpop Core Matrix, Carbon weave triaxial glass and Carbon V Stringers.
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Remember when you were a kid at school, drawing your dream car. The finished article was more than likely completely bananas, probably like the car Homer designed for his brother Herb Powell in that classic episode of the Simpsons. Well Rome have done exactlty the same for their latest jib/rail specific snowboard. To start with, they took the classic Artifact shape, replaced the standard camberered profile with the 1985 Jib rocker (flat between the bindings for locking onto rails and rockered at the tip and tail for easy pressing and slow speed pop); used a torsionally soft biaxial glass for that smooth on rail feel; introduced soft Brass edges with a 3 degree park bevel to minimise the risk of hanging up; a durable and easy to maintain extruded base and added reverse-V fiberglass reinforcement to add pop without torsional stiffness. Finally Rome added old school Bones Brigade skateboard graphics for uber steeze! Check out what Rome Team rider Eiki Helgason has to say about the board in the Rails section of our Pro-tips (you can find it in the snowboard guide).
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All the goodness, shape and features of the Mod, with an extra 7mm added to the waist width for those unfortunate enough (in snowboarding terms) to have two great slabs of meat located at the end of their chicken legs.
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High tech freestyle snowboarding has never looked so attractive. The Rome Mod has all of the features which now come as standard on most freestyle boards. A blunted tip and tail, a sintered base, carbon biax glass and a 2 degree park bevel are what you’d expect and what you’ll find. The extras include Z.Tech reverse-V stringer technology which increases pop and damping without compromising buttering ability; Centerline Twin PowerAmp Mapping which places bamboo in the core to increase pop and increases liveliness on edge; and impact plates to reduce the effect of those heavy landings on your new purchase.
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Want to lay out big hand dragging carves on pristine groomers? Well you’ll need a cambered snowboard. Want effortless float and a loose catch-free ride? You’ll need a rocker profiled snowboard. Want both? With the Anthem SS’ Hybrid rocker you can have all of these characteristics. All the best materials in a board that won’t let you down, whatever the terrain or conditions.
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Super light, high spec worldwide annihilation! For snowboarders that don’t like to mess around looking at anything but the highest spec rides on the market. The Design’s Airpop core, Carbon Biaxial laminates and Dual Inline Power Amp mapping mean it’s livelier than a bag of stem cells. For advanced all-mountain freestylers who need an explosively powerful and responsive snowboard.
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I bet you never thought Rome would release a tapered powder gun! You’re eyes are not decieving you they have and it’s loaded with freeride technology! Available with a number of different camber profiles including Romes new S-Camber (a bit like the Burton Fish’s camber) and a Swallow tail in 164 and 172 cms. Rome have given the Notch a medium torsional flex by using 30 degree triaxial glass and a lively longitudinal flex by adding carbon stringers and bamboo along the core centre-line at the tail. The result a surfy ride with buckets of float and poppy tail for setting down high speed landings and slashing Jaws style windlips… cowabunga dude!
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