Snowboard Iskola

Board: Rome Artifact Pro

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Size: 156

Camber Option: Stay Positive Camber. Oldschool traditional camber.

Bindings: Rome Black Label

Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy

Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10

My Weight: 200lbs

Resort: Copper Mountain

Conditions: A mix of gray and pockets of blue, low to moderate winds, average temps, ice, chunder, chop, slush, and perfect hero snow.

Flex: This is your standard run of the mill middle of the road park board flex. Softer tips that stiffen up about 2 inches back from the contact points and remain at that flex through the middle with a noticeable amount of torsional flex.

Stability: This board is a little more stable than the regular artifact. You notice that underfoot it dampens better with any kinetic energy. In the tips at high speeds in variable conditions you will get some chatter.

Ollies: This board has some solid snap. Load up that camber section, engage the carbon rod, and watch this board rebound and boost you. You do end up being a bit more calculated with how this board engages and that pays off when you boost a side hit or something similar.

Pop On Jumps: Even with the added stiffness and rebound this board is still best suited for small and medium features. Sure you can hit large ones if you’re feeling ballsy but it’s just not meant for them. There’s more snap out of the tail of this board so you can boost a lip higher and further.

Butterability: Even with this board being a little stiffer it felt better for butters. The sweet spot was just bigger and locked in easier even if there was more rebound out of any press variation you did.

Jibbing: This board has more snap so you can really pop up on to bigger rails or off features with more gusto. That’s nice. The sweet spot for presses is so superb it just locks in and holds with ease but snaps out or off the feature when you need to. Going sideways it just hugs the feature and feels secure.

Carving: There’s more power in this board compared to the regular version and it shows. It just springs out of a carve with ease. Sure it’s not the most aggressive carving board but it doesn’t need to be. It just needs to hold an edge and let you set up before you hit a feature and it does just that. The edge to edge power transmission is fluid and smooth. There’s a little more torsional rigidity which helps with doing twitchy ankle turns.

Rider in Mind: Jib rider that will hit bigger features and needs snap.

Personal Thoughts: I liked this more than the regular Artifact. It just had more spring, felt better underfoot, and had a bigger sweet spot. This board did what it needed to do with a predictability that keeps you happy knowing that every fat little skier kid is going to get ollied over and their parents are going to get sprayed.

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Binding Recommendations:
Rome Vice:
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