- Price: £530 / €600
- Lengths: 156, 159, 162
- Flex: 8
- Profile: Hybrid Camber
- Shape: Directional
Rome Snowboards are known for their knack of creating real powerhouses, and the Rome Blur is a fine example. Speed-freaks looking for a new weapon should definitely cast an eye over this one.
“Speed-freaks looking for a new weapon should definitely cast an eye over this one.”
As well as being directionally shaped and pretty darn stiff, the Rome Blur is augmented with carbon in a couple of different ways. In technology unique to the Blur, two curved carbon rods increase the torsional stiffness, giving your carves more welly. There’s also carbon woven into the fibreglass of the board, so you know the Blur will be as responsive as you need it to be.
Naturally it’s got a super-fast base, and the wood core has channels of air running through it to reduce weight. If you’re worried about the board therefore being fragile, don’t be; basalt impact plates ensure this stays in one piece even after countless cliffdrops.
With that in mind, be sure to test this groomer destroyer’s abilities in the backcountry at every given opportunity. Rocker sections at each end make it easier to keep afloat than classic camber boards, but power and precision are still always on hand.
We also like the Rome Blur’s new base graphic, which effectively plays on the name and makes us want to take this for a razz right now.