- Price: £425 / €500
- Sizes:146, 149, 152, 155, 157MW, 158, 160MW
- Flex: 6
- Profile: Flat
- Shape: True Twin
At first glance, the Rome Gang Plank looks a bit like your classic park board. It’s a true twin, for starters, and has the name and aesthetics of a freestyle stick to boot (especially the eye-catching Len Jorgensen pro model colourway). However, look closer and you’ll find all the hallmarks of a true all-terrain vehicle.
“Look closer and you’ll find all the hallmarks of a true all-terrain vehicle”
The Rome Gang Plank has a flat base, which is a good start for any snowboard that wants to do it all. It may not have the pop or edge bite of a cambered board, but it’s not far off. And while it’s not as infinitely pressable as a true rocker, or have the same effortless float in powder, it can still do both with ease. In short, you can take this anywhere.
Interestingly, Rome haven’t just shrugged at the prospect of lessened performance in the turns that can come with a flat base. The ‘QuickRip’ design seeks to redress the balance towards strong edge hold by using different sidecut radii to create extra contact points with the snow. When you really open the throttle and engage an edge at speed, you’ll be glad they’re there.