Rome Aritifact 1985 - 2010


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).

Manufacturer's Description:

Go Shred or Go Home—if the Bones Brigade crew took a time warp to the slopes of Big Bear in 2010, they’d probably all be pushin’ the retina-bursting Artifact ‘85s. The camber profile’s flat mid section gives between-the-feet stability for locking into backlips, while the reverse camber tip and tail make for perfect 5-0s. A Reverse-V glass stringer adds ollie pop while still maximizing the loose, press-happy nature of the reverse camber profile.

Recommended for park riding.

Recommended for rail riding.

Medium cost $

Rocker Construction.

Twin Shape.

Year: 2010

Available Lengths (cm):
144, 147, 150, 153, 156

Riding Style: Freestyle/Park


Pop Core Matrix
StraightBiax Laminate
Impact Base (Extruded)
Bronze Edges
Glass Reverse-V Stringer Technology
Jib Bevel (-3° base/-3° side)
Reverse-Jib Camber
Longitudinal Flex: 5
Torsional Flex: 4

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Rome Aritifact 1985

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