- Sizes: 146, 149, 152, 155, 157W, 158, 160W
- Flex: 6
- Profile: Flat
- Shape: True Twin
- Price: £429 / €449
Be wary of any snowboard that claims to be ‘all-mountain’. Plenty of them are, but an awful lot aren’t – not really. After all, it’s the most popular category by far, and less scrupulous brands often try to claim that their sticks are capable of more than they actually are. Fortunately, that’s not a concern when you’re looking at the Rome Gang Plank. Its go-anywhere credentials have been thoroughly scrutinised, and it comes up trumps.
“Upgraded impact plates spread the pressure from directly under your bindings during heavy landings”
That’s partially down to the flat base, which it’s had for a few seasons now. Opinion will forever be divided on what the best profile for a quiver-killer is, but there’s certainly a strong case to be made for the zero-camber variety. More pop than rocker, more pow float and pressability than camber, more predictable in the turns than any kind of camber-rocker combo; wherever you take it, you’ve got the tools to deal with what’s in front of you.
There’s some trade-off, of course, primarily the lack of edge grip that comes with foregoing camber. Not to worry, though – the Rome Gang Plank features a clever design that creates contact points on the edge, where the shallower sidecut of the mid-section meets the longer, deeper ones at each end.