- Price: £235
- Sizes: 149,151, 153, 155, 158, 160
- Width: Normal
- Flex: 6
They say: The first one ain’t free, but it’s pretty damn close.
We say: Rome have pulled out a lot of stops to keep the costs down on this board, but its not necessarily just for novices. If you’re looking for a sturdy stick that’ll take a beating, this could well be for you as well.
Tester says: Sweet stick. Worked well everywhere I took it. A bit stiff for total beginners, but stable and nice.
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- Building boards since: 2001
- HQ: Waterbury, VT, USA
- History lesson: Formed by two former Burton employees in 2001, Rome’s stated goal was the “corrosion of the corporate…by any means necessary”. Josh Reid and Paul Maravetz started the company after long stints in the industry, deciding that the business of building boards had stagnated and become too focussed on corporate bullshit. Rome offered to “bust out a king-sized syringe, depress the plunger and corrupt the system”. They’ve managed to keep their anti-corporate rep despite now being one of the biggest, most successful board brands in the world.
- Ridden by: Grungy young guns who duct tape the holes in their jackets cos they prefer it that way. And everyone in Scotland.