Snowboard Iskola

Board: Rome Stalefish

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Size: 153

Camber Option: Free The Ride Camber. S camber, with a setback camber and rocker in the nose.

Bindings: Rome Black Label

Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy

Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10

My Weight: 200lbs

Resort: Arapahoe Basin

Conditions: Sunny bluebird skies, average temps, wind blown snow, a couple inches of baked pow in spots, chunder, chop, and perfect corduroy.

Flex: This board obviously has a true directional flex with a slightly softer nose that stiffens up outside the front insert pack and gets stiffer towards the tail. The torsional flex is average which makes it predictable. Overall the flex comes in right at a middle of the road.

Stability: This board is super stable due to the width and they made the nose a little more stable with the Flax Walls since the last time I rode it. This reduces the chatter in the nose and helps dissipate leg fatigue. In super rutted out terrain that was the only time I really noticed that it was getting bucked around and even that was completely manageable.

Ollies/Pop: With the setback camber you really do pop off the back foot. It’s easy to load this board up and engage the camber and you don’t even know you’re doing it most of the time. The snap is solid so go launch that pow pillow or send that cat track gap.

Butterability: The nose is the biggest spot to butter on and it acts like a giant spatula. There’s some rebound right where the camber meets the rocker so prepare yourself for that little bit of a fight when you pop into your press. The tail while smaller and great for high speed wheelies can also be sat on when you go sideways.

Carving: While this board is wide it still has a smooth and fluid roll edge to edge. You notice that it’s effortless and locks in to a carve. When you drive the board off the tail it has solid power and lets you crank a carve. When you get deep and low there’s some limitations on this board and it doesn’t lay over as deep as others in the short wide category. Overall it’s a quick carving cruiser that sets up easily and drives hard when you need to.

Rider in Mind: Volume shifted resort powder party boarder.

Personal Thoughts: The nose is a bit more stable with the new Flax Walls and this differentiates it from the Service Dog. The snap is great in this board which lets you boost a sidehit. Overall it’s stable where it counts but playful when you want to get your party board on.

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Binding Recommendations:
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