Snowboard Iskola

Board: Rome Ravine Select

Buy it here:
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Size: 158

Camber Option: Free The Ride Camber. A setback camrocker.

Bindings: Rome Black Label

Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy

Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10

My Weight: 200lbs

Resort: Copper Mountain

Conditions: High visibility gray skies, snow falling, warmer than average temps, chop, chunder, hot pow, ice, and soft groomers.

Flex: In the past the flex difference between the regular Ravine and the Select version was marginal, that has changed. The new Select is noticeably stiffer. What you get is the same directional flex with the nose being softer and it progressively stiffen up towards the tail. The torsional flex is reduced making it more rigid. This gives the board a more precise ride.

Stability: With the addition of adding the Flax Walls and Flax Impact Plates it’s created a more damp ride. It’s not sacrificing the liveliness of the board that’s still there, but the chatter you would have gotten out of it is greatly reduced. This makes it easier for the board to plow through chop and chunder with ease and not get bucked around.

Ollies/Pop: The snap is there and this board is easy to load up off the back foot. It wants to rebound once you engage the camber profile. This will get you into the air and let you launch off sidehits or rollers.

Butterability: While it takes a little more effort to butter the nose of this board compared to previous versions it’s worth it. You have to muscle your weight outside the front foot and engage that rocker section, it will fight you a little bit, but it will also give a better butter and better pop out of it. The tail is great for high speed wheelies.

Carving: This board has more power on the edge to edge transmission. This means you get a more aggressive deeper carve right off the bat without having to push into the camber section. It steers outside the front foot but drives from inside the front foot back through the tail. Laying it over you get more raw power out of the carve so that it holds better when you come out of the apex of the turn. Short tight quick carves or deep hard trenches this board has you covered.

Rider in Mind: Powerful all mountain freeride guy.

Personal Thoughts: I like that the flax additives have given it a more damp ride without sacrificing the liveliness. This truthfully separates it from the regular Ravine and lets it stand out. When you’re on edge you notice the power out of the tail, but when you’re charging flat based through lumpy terrain you notice the added dampening.

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Binding Recommendations:
Rome Katana:
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