The Rome Lofi Rocker is a decent evolution of the Camber Lofi. The Rocker LoFi and Camber LoFi are pretty different. The Camber has more pop and is a bit more aggressive but the Rocker LoFi floats better in powder and is more forgiving. It’s your choice but the Lofi is a great do everything all mountain freestyle board.
The LoFi Rocker is the kind of board that can do well just about anywhere even though it has more of an appearance of a park only board. So here is how it rode.
On Snow Feel: For a board of it’s specs we were really impressed. It’s the kind of board that really can carve, jib, carve around the mountain and that is really fun. It has enough stability at speed to make it a pretty fun groomer board.
Powder: As far as a twin is concerned the LoFi Rocker did a pretty good job. The flat between the feet plains well and the rocker keeps you afloat.
Turn Initiation and Carving-Like many flat/rocker boards the turn initiation isn’t super easy but it’s pretty easy. We actually prefer this to the ultra easy feeling to turn many hybrid rocker boards create. You can make short quick turns or long carving turns. The long carving turns part was pretty surprising for this board. We expected less but it was just a bit better than average.
Speed: Again another surprise here. We expected stability between the feet but the board is pretty damp for a park twin. This was a lot of fun. Don’t get us wrong this is right on the average side of good but we were expecting average.
Uneven Terrain: Felt about the same as the Camber. Not terrible but not excellent either. It’s best in good conditions but can handle bumpy conditions well enough.
Approximate Weight– Not super light but pretty light.
Edge Hold: We would like to see the quickrip side cut added to the LoFi Rocker but it still holds a decent edge.
Flex: The flex is soft enough to butter but not so soft that you can’t deal with a little speed. Very fun balance.
Switch: This centered stance true twin is incredibly easy to ride either direction.
Jibbing– The LoFi Rocker is not a dedicated jib board but it does a good job for its flex and riding. You can slide across most rails and deal with most jibs. If you are serious about the Jib park then get something else but if you like everything in the park the LoFi Rocker isn’t bad.
Pipe: If you don’t hit the jib park all the time the rails will stay pretty sharp to have enough grip up some of the larger pipe walls.
Jumps: When it comes to pop there isn’t a tremendous amount but you can get a pretty good ollie going with some work. When hitting the roller coaster park the LoFi Rocker stomps everything. It’s very stable and predictable when launching and landing in the park. We liked the camber LoFi better here but the LoFi Rocker is more forgiving.
We would of liked to see the “quickrip” side cut that most of the men’s boards have with this shape. It would of made the edge hold and a carve a lot better. The flat in the middle makes it a more poppy ride and the board snaps pretty well on an ollie. It’s still a great park to all mountain freestyle board for decent to good conditions.