- Price: £425 / €500
- Lengths: 147, 151, 155, 158
- Flex: 6
- Profile: Camber
- Shape: True Twin
When crafting their collaborative pro model for Rome, Ozzy Henning and Toni Kerkela were certainly on the same page. If you’re similarly into powerful, no-holes-barred freestyle riding, the Rome Buckshot is a fine choice.
“The sidewalls are designed to handle awkward rail-bashes, and the edges themselves are extra-strong too”
It’s durable, for one thing. Basalt plates under the bindings soak up the biggest, heaviest landings, making it far less likely that you’ll snap your board or rip out the inserts. The sidewalls are designed to handle awkward rail-bashes, and the edges themselves are extra-strong too.
The Rome Buckshot can therefore take a beating, so it’s ideal for the braver rider who’s into high-consequence stuntboarding. A bamboo rod down the centre adds to the camber profile’s already-formidable pop, so getting airborne is always a breeze.
It’s got a higher quality base than a lot of dedicated park boards, so as long as you look after it properly then you’ll be able to clear the longest knuckle in the park, or the gnarliest roof gap in the streets.
The Rome Buckshot is therefore well equipped for the likes of Toni and Ozzy, but it’s not exclusive to the pros. The flex is fairly forgiving, and the use of biax fibreglass means that it’s not difficult to manipulate when you want to press and butter at slower speeds.