UPDATE: Check out our review of the 2017/2018 Rome Mod here
If any board is well-known for its ability to pop to the moon, it’s this; fans of serious airtime would do well to take a leaf out of Stale Sandbech’s book and consider the Rome Mod.
Said pop is primarily achieved thanks to the classic camber profile, but they’ve given it a bit of help along the way. Carbon rods help to load up the tail every time you ping, and there’s also a strip of something with the Power-Rangers-baddie name of ‘Zylon’ running down the centre. This increases end-to-end stiffness without making the whole board into a heavy plank, further stoking the fire of your ollie engine.
As a true twin, any and every trick should be on the table. If you’re giving it a hammering on the rails, the sidewalls will bear the brunt of the abuse thanks to a stretchy, shock-absorbing layer of material. Meanwhile when you take it off kickers and in the pipe, the lightweight core and laminate won’t hold you back.
If you’re one who likes pootling around the park and sticking to the smaller stuff, you might not want the Rome Mod’s specs. For the rider prepared to work for it, however, this really will launch you into a realm of new possibilities.