Whitelines Snowboarding’s Deputy Editor Tristan Kennedy reviews the 2012-2013 Rome Butterknife at the UK Snowboard Test in Kaunertal.
ROME BUTTERKNIFE – TECH SPEC
PROFILE: Rocker Profile
WIDTHS: Normal Only
SHAPE: True Twin
AVAILABLE LENGTHS: 149/152/155
ROME BUTTERKNIFE – SNOWBOARD BUYERS’ GUIDE REVIEW
The Rome Butterknife has a lot of the same technology that went into the Shank, including the diamond shaped rocker base which Rome have dubbed the “no hang up rocker”. This makes the Butterknife perfect for riding rails and jibbing in the park. It is a bit softer than the Shank making it less suitable for all mountain riding and more specific to the park. However, the soft flex of the board will also make it a good choice for entry level riders looking to ride the whole mountain.
ROME BUTTERKNIFE –WHAT THE BRAND SAYS
Pressed up jibs and buttery down lips; catch-free rails with care free-thrills; boardslides between the bindings; urban hits; park jibs; back tails with ease and stock landings with steez.
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