Any guesses as to what the Rome Blur would count among its strengths? Hopefully you figured out that this new model is built for speed, both on and off the pistes.
The profile is mainly camber, which is ideal for gripping and ripping on firmer snow. There’s some minimal rocker at each end, which aids the shape in powder-float without losing too much of camber’s strengths.
That profile also means pop on demand, and the Rome Blur has plenty of that. You can see the two carbon rods that give it a boost, as they’re popping through the topsheet. These are also curved to follow the line of the sidecut, so you get even greater performance when holding a strong edge.
We’re not suggesting you take this to the park, but when you come across a natural feature in the backcountry, you can send this high and long (aided by the lightweight core that has air channels running through it).
When it’s time for heavy drops, impacts are absorbed by layers of basalt – a type of volcanic rock, laid super-thin – that sit right underneath your bindings. They ensure there’s less strain on the rest of the core, extending the life of your Blur and ensuring you get the most days possible rinsing this at high speed.