Whitelines Snowboarding’s Deputy Editor Tristan Kennedy reviews the 2012-2013 Rome Shank at the UK Snowboard Test in Kaunertal.
ROME SHANK – TECH SPEC
PROFILE: Rocker Profile
WIDTHS: Normal Only
SHAPE: True Twin
AVAILABLE LENGTHS: 145/149/153
ROME SHANK – SNOWBOARD BUYERS’ GUIDE REVIEW
With its punky-looking graphic and soft flex, this is one for riders who are looking to get their first rail tricks down. In fact, the only reason this isn’t in the jib section is it’s so easy to ride. Rome’s ‘No hang-ups rocker’ profile lifts the board’s contact points, making it very hard to catch your edge – something that beginners will appreciate.
ROME SHANK –WHAT THE BRAND SAYS
Park laps all day followed by street sessions at night; hit the same rails you skate in summer; solid back tails and effortless spins; dialed in tranny finder; nose press with no stress; 5-O’s.
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