Snowboard Iskola

Board: Rome Artifact

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Size: 156

Camber Option: Stay Positive Camber. 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: Overcast skies, consistent winds, spots of blue skies, average temps, ice, chop, chunder, and perfect corduroy.

Flex: This has an ever so slightly below middle of the road park flex. Softer tips and then a stiffer mid section with a ton of torsional give to it.

Stability: It’s about as stable as you can ask for a board like this. You get chatter in the tips and that resonates back underfoot. In rutted out terrain it can get knocked around so be aware of that.

Ollies: Between the bamboo rod, camber, and flex of this board there’s some predictable snap. It’s a board you can be calculated and boost with or be laid back and still be more than pleased with. Yes you do have to load the camber profile up and the rebound will be mildly aggressive.

Pop On Jumps: Small and medium jumps are where this board is best suited to. Sure it can handle something bigger if you’re game for it, but overall this is going to be pushing it. It snaps off the lip and has the right amount of pop so you don’t end up knuckling but not so much that you’re boosting huge.

Butterability: As it is camber and has a rod in it that gives rebound you have to prepare yourself for the rebound it has. There is a nice sweet spot right at the contact point that will lock in and hold as long as you keep your weight out over the nose or tail. If you can butter more power to you, if you can’t well time to learn. The double kick tips also allow you to do some weird tip spin variations.

Jibbing: This is what this board is known for. What I like about this board is there’s a predictability that it will lock into presses and that sweet spot for jibbing is right outside the bindings, it just locks in and holds. When you go sideways it won’t clap out on the rail but it’s not so rigid that you’re doing a balancing act with it.

Carving: There’s a sluggish edge to edge power transmission and you’ll notice that. It just doesn’t have that snap that the Pro version has when it transitions from toe to heel. On edge it locks in easily enough and can do mellow carves or some more aggressive “park” carves. I.E. going around features, fat skier kids, or setting up hard for something. Overall it’s a medium mellow cruiser.

Rider in Mind: Jib rat that likes camber.

Personal Thoughts: Honestly nothing has changed since the last time I rode this, I just wanted to update the review and prepare myself before I rode the Pro version. This board is predictable in how it acts inside and outside the park. It has its place and that’s all you can really ask from a deck like this.

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