Snowboard Iskola

Board: Rome Party Mod

Buy it here:
Blue Tomato:

Size: 156

Camber Option: Contact Rocker. A flat through the center rocker in the tips snowboard.

Bindings: Rome Black Label

Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy

Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10

My Weight: 200lbs

Resort: Copper Mountain

Conditions: Sunny bluebird skies, warm temps, slush, chop, chunder, and perfect hero snow on the groomers.

Flex: This has your standard run of the mill middle of the road park flex. Softer tips that have snap due to the rods in them and then a slightly stiffer middle section. There’s a ton of torsional flex between the bindings as well.

Stability: It’s moderately stable for what it is. You can expect chatter in the tips that will somewhat resonate back under foot. The middle section is the most stable but can get bucked around when you’re in rutted out terrain so keep those knees bent.

Ollies: The snap is there on this board. There’s no loading any camber up you just roll back on the tail and let those rods take over and it boosts you. Want to pop an ollie over a slow sign? Yeah go for it. Boosting a sidehit? Don’t sweat it. This board pops.

Pop On Jumps: This boards solid on jumps and has a skate style snap off the lip. It’s a deck that you can be laid back if you want to or you can be aggressive and really pop with. The choice is yours. Small to large jumps it has you covered, although on large jumps due to the rocker profile on it, might not be the abosolute best.

Butterability: This board wants to butter that’s for sure. You can just press into the tips and feel this board flex hard. Sure the rods will fight you but once you learn how small their reach is you can just hold a press and then slightly disengage it to let the board snap out. Go butter till the cows come home.

Jibbing: This thing slays jibs. It locks into presses and gives you the snap out of the end of the feature you want. When you go sideways it’s never overwhelming like it’s going to clap out, it more or less cradles the feature and lets you slide.

Carving: Surprisingly for what this board is it can carve. I’m not saying it’s a carving beast, but when you want to lay it over you can. This board will turn with the best of them. So go out and lay some hard park carves around features and enjoy the day. It’s quick and fluid edge to edge which is nice for turn initiation. When you’re railing a carve you can feel the power of the rods in the tail giving you a little extra oomph.

Rider in Mind: All around park rider that wants a flat to rocker profile.

Personal Thoughts: I own this board just in a 153, I wanted to see what I might be missing with the 156, honestly it’s not much. A little more stability but I sacrificed a little more jib play. This board is always a blast to hop on.

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Wired Directive:
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Arbor Westmark Rocker:

Binding Recommendations:
Rome Katana:
Nitro Team:
Union Strata: