Rome Buckshot 2019-2020 Snowboard Review

  • Sizes: 147, 151, 155, 156W, 159W
  • Flex: 5
  • Profile: Camber
  • Shape: True Twin
  • Price: £430/€500

The Buckshot is the weapon of choice for freestyle killers like Ozzy Henning, so Rome have made sure it can handle everything from street slaying to booter shooting.

Ozzy’s fast paced, aggressive riding style demands a board that will be able to keep up. So, Rome have manufactured a snowboard that is mad durable, super lightweight and stupidly fun.

“Rome have thickened the boards edges to keep ‘em strong even after a few dings”

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A full camber profile keeps the board spring loaded with bags of pop to help out with those ollies and to keep it feeling lively underfoot. The long camber section also increases stability on piste and helps to lock in on tricks.

The board is bang in the middle of the flex scale, the goldilocks of flex patterns, if you will. Soft enough to press and play around, stiff enough to handle the big landings and fast run-ins.

You’re bound to take a few hits and knocks whilst riding, so Rome have thickened the boards edges to keep ‘em strong even after a few dings. They’ve also used their Rebound Sidewalls which are built to absorb impact, so don’t worry about clipping your board on that rail.

In addition to these, Rome have used their Glasspack Impact Plates, which are 4 plates which sit under the toes and heels of your bindings. They may sound like something from Back to the Future, but they stop your core from compressing and add strength.

For those wanting to turn the whole mountain into their personal playground, the Buckshot has to be a strong contender.

Tester’s Verdict

Mike BrindleyWhitelines

“This thing really surprised me – for something so park focussed I almost expected it to be lacking in other areas, but in some variable spring conditions, regardless of the day’s plans, I kept reaching for it above the other options in the locker.

“This thing is snappy, but still pressable, and makes for one hell of a fun ride”

Underfoot for filming days, it’ll blast through turns and keep up with the best of them, but it always managed to keep that alluring enjoyable edge, as if it was tempting you to throw in a little butter or find a lip to fly off. Drop the backpack for a mo, and you can definitely see why, this thing is snappy, but still pressable, and makes for one hell of a fun ride.”

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