Rome Snowboards 2009-2010

04 Mar, 2009


It started with snowboards, grew to bindings that really helped them grow to be big, then boots, then outerwear.  Each step of the way, Rome has introduced something to the market and it expands, gets better and Rome continues to be Rome.  A company that makes 100-day rider products is rare in snowboarding, but time has shown that the quality and durability has proved itself in their products.  Last year I thought the outerwear could be better, that they took the safe road in their first year of outerwear and this year they came out strong with outerwear that stands out, has the Rome appeal and people will wear.  
In 2009-2010, Rome expands to the SDS Camber Quiver, the belief that no single profile works best for every type of shredding.  The Powder S Camber features camber from the front binding to the tail and reverse camber in forebody.  The Positive Camber is traditional camber.  The Reverse Camber has three types:  MTN which is just between the feet and straight camber from under foot inserts to contact points, FREE which is a long mid-body of reverse camber combined with straight camber in the nose and tail, JIB which is a flat profile between the feet and a 5mm reverse camber from inserts to contact points.  The Hybrid Camber has positive camber between the feet and reverse camber in the tip and tail.
Rome Addictive Collection
Libertine Mummy Boot
Agent Snowboard
390 Death of Creativity Bindings

Rome Addictive Collection
L-R:  Agent 152, Agent 154, Agent 156
L-R:  Artist Al Engelhart, Erik Van Hauer, Kyle Sauter

Rome Pusher 1985
Free Reverse
Sizes: 150, 153, 156, 159cm

L-R:  Rome Agent, Riff, Mod, Notch 1985
Rome Agent Sizes:  140, 146, 149, 152, 154, 156, 158, 160, 162cm
Rome Riff Sizes:  155, 158, 161cm
Rome Mod Sizes:  151, 154, 156, 158, 160, 162cm
Rome Notch 1985 Sizes:  158, 162cm 

L-R:  Rome Manual, Crail, Headline, Flag
Rome Manual Sizes:  153, 156, 159, 162cm
Rome Crail Sizes:  147, 150, 153, 156, 159cm
Rome Headline Sizes:  148, 152, 154, 156, 158, 160, 163cm
Rome Flag Sizes: 157, 160, 163, 168cm 

L-R:  Rome Flag, Anthem, Anthem SS, Notch
Rome Flag Sizes:  157, 160, 163, 168cm
Rome Anthem Sizes:  150, 153, 156, 159, 16, 165cm
Rome Anthem SS Sizes:  157, 159, 161, 163cm
Rome Notch Sizes:  155, 158, 162, 168, 164-Swallowtail, 172-Swallowtail

L-R:  Design, Graft, Slash
Rome Design Sizes:  155, 158, 162, 165cm (All Sizes shown left to right)
Rome Graft Sizes:  149, 151, 153, 156, 158, 160cm
Rome Slash Sizes:  154, 156, 158, 160cm

L-R: Rome Blue, Vinyl, Jett and Detail
Rome Blue Sizes: 141, 145, 148, 151, 154, 157cm
Rome Vinyl Sizes: 143, 146, 149, 152, 155cm
Rome Jett Sizes: 144, 147, 151, 155cm
Rome Detail Sizes: 140, 143, 146, 149cm

Up Close look at Blue and Vinyl

Rome Artifact
Sizes: 142, 144, 147, 150, 153, 156, 159cm
I did not get any images of the machine unfortunately, but if you open this photo you can see the on the left some smaller images of the Machine.

Rome Lo-Fi
Sizes: 140, 144, 147, 150, 153cm (sizes are shown L-R)

Rome Postermania 1985
Free Reverse
Sizes: 144, 147,150, 153, 156, 159cm (sizes are shown L-R)

Rome Artifact 1985
Jib Reverse
Sizes: 144, 147, 150, 153, 156cm (the sizes are shown L-R)

Check back for another post on the bindings and boots from Rome.

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From the beginning of time, I was Shannon. From the beginning of snowboarding, I was Shay. From the beginning of online communities, I was Shayboarder. In the end, I’m the writer, photographer, editor, publisher, guru of sorts, product tester, curvy girl, and most importantly the snowboarder behind it all. Follow me on this journey through snowboarding, mountain biking, traveling and fun experiences!

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19 Comments

  1. Timbo
    March 04, 2009

    I like Paul and Rome, a lot.

    What are snowboard graphics and companies seeking to achieve?

    I wonder.

    -tm

  2. Anonymous
    March 04, 2009

    Shay:
    Would luv to see some pics of the outerwear if you have any.
    Thanks

  3. Shayboarder
    March 04, 2009

    I like Rome as well, some stuff confuses me but for the most part I agree with a lot of what they do. Love the bindings, love some of the boards, I wear the boots now…outerwear looks damn fine for next year.

    I didn’t snag any outerwear photos at SIA, sorry! Planned to go back and get some with more time and then didn’t have it. It does look really good though.

  4. Paul
    March 05, 2009

    I forgot – which is the board identical to Custom? Anthem?

  5. Anonymous
    March 05, 2009

    Shay:
    No worries on the outerwear. I'll see it soon enough. I like Rome as well, but it took me a while to "get" what they were about. I luv my Notch 158; it's perfect for Vermont side-country & tree-runs without sacrificing stability on piste. If I lived out west I'd pick up the new 164 swallowtail for deep days. On a side note, I was on their website the other day and noticed Jonaven Moore is no longer listed on the rider page. Don't know what the story is but he's not with them any longer.

  6. Anonymous
    March 09, 2009

    Boo… Jonaven Moore was a wicked rider and i was hoping so see more from him and his splitboard. I love his politics of low environmental impact, of skinning up instead of relying on helicopters and snowmobiles. It made what he did seem more accessible even though I’d never have the balls to go where he went! Anyone know who he’s riding with now?

  7. Anonymous
    March 21, 2009

    was just wonderin if the agent was gonna be a ture twin nxt yr instead of this yrs almost twin

  8. Shayboarder
    March 22, 2009

    The agent continues to be an almost twin in 09-10.

    Paul…depends on what year custom, the custom to me now is similiar to the agent but not identical, two different companies take.

    I’ve got three outerwear photos so I’ll put them up, tonight

  9. Anonymous
    March 27, 2009

    hey do any of you guys know when this stuff gets released? i want to buy the artifact 1985.

  10. Shayboarder
    March 27, 2009

    09-10 won’t hit stores till late summer/fall.

  11. Rich_aka_Wig
    March 31, 2009

    I can’t see anything on the ‘Solution’ here. Does that mean that it’s being discontinued in 09/10?

    I’m only new to boarding, but I was looking at getting the Crail or Solution as entry/intermediate boards respectively…

  12. Chris
    March 31, 2009

    Is there any chance that the Machine will be offered with any sort of reverse camber? I’m planning on getting a new board next year and want something with rocker/reverse camber, but I need a wide board. Any suggestions?

  13. Shayboarder
    March 31, 2009

    Rich,

    It looks like the Solution is discontinued and there is a new board in it’s place with some upgrades to it called the Headline. In addition to what the solution had, it has BST Torque stringer technology (snappier, lighter, stronger increasing torsional response), eco friendly sidewalls, mountain bevel (less catchy). Same sizes are current solution and is a 9 on the mountain scale instead of the solution’s 8.

    Big thing between the two is the bases, sintered versus extruded. Flex differences with the stringers versus non.

  14. Shayboarder
    March 31, 2009

    Chris,

    Rome does not have a wide reverse camber, unfortunate I know. I was surprised they didn’t go into the wide foot market.

    K2 has a lot of wide rockers for 09-10, best assortment I’ve seen. Ride has crush and machete in wide versions. There’s a couple other companies, need to look through them all to find the wide boards with rocker. Obviously Lib/GNU/NS as well.

  15. Chris
    April 01, 2009

    Thanks! I’ve been riding a T.Rice for the past 2 season but I found that it isn’t what I need. The blunt tips hook up in pow and it’s too stiff for rails and boxes. Still use it as a big jump park board, just looking for something a little more playful and a little less specific i guess. Really interested in the Capita Green Machine and Indoor FK, as well as the Rome Pusher, but I don’t think my size 12 DC’s will fit.

  16. Rich_aka_Wig
    April 01, 2009

    Shay’,

    Thanks for the quick reply.

    It was all sounding good until I read about the change to an extruded base. Granted, I’m only new to snowboarding, but that’s a negative change, right – means a relatively slower, heavier and weaker base?

  17. Shayboarder
    April 01, 2009

    Chris, I’ll put a list together for you of wide playful reverse cambers for next year. Give me a day or two.

    Rich, Sorry should have been more clear, Crail has a extruded base, the headline/old solution has sintered. That’s the big difference between the two boards. Depends, sometimes extruded is good to have around, easier to repair, slower. Extruded bases tend to be on jib park boards. Sintered is more durable, faster and holds wax better.

  18. Rich_aka_Wig
    April 02, 2009

    Shay,

    Thanks for the good news and the information on extruded/sintered bases ( ^_^)b

    I’m new to the blog, but have added it to my RSS feed so will be reading daily.

    All the best,

    Rich

  19. Anonymous
    June 02, 2009

    More ridiculously bad graphics on the decks..

    What the hell are they thinking at Rome?

    The Design–which is NO DOUBT Rome's best board is Beyond a disapointment….

    UGH….

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