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Rome Headline Snowboard 2010/11 Review

  • Price: £320
  • Sizes: 154, 156, 158, 160,163
  • Width: Normal
  • Flex: 6
  • Gender:

They say: Eco-friendly fun from Snowdomes to summits.
We say: Rome have used a lot of recycled materials in this board, but this isn’t just a hippy free-ride stick. It’s stiff enough to charge hard in powder for sure, but still poppy enough for the park.
Tester says: Poppy as, and great all-over the mountain, though not really a rails board.

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About Rome

  • 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.

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