|Riding Style||All Mountain|
|Riding Level||Advanced - Expert|
|Fits Boot size (US)||8-10, 10-12, > 12|
|Camber Profile||Mostly Camber|
|Approx. Weight||Feels Normal|
|On Snow Feel|
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Rome Freaker 2022 Review by The Good Ride
Turn Ons/Swipe Right: Hard Carver, Almost full camber technical aggressive all mountain.
Turn Offs/Swipe Left: Not great in powder for average riders. Very unforgiving.
The Rome Freaker is unforgiving and not a board I want to be on in powder. That being said it really springs well out of a turn and pops well on an ollie.
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Rome Freaker Snowboard Review- How it rides and who it is for
How This Review Happened:
Borrowed this for an extended demo and sent it back.
Conditions: Mostly hard spring snow and then really great soft, fast spring conditions.
Riders: James (Size 9, 5’10” 185-190lbs)
Boots: Burton Kendo
Insoles: F.I.T. Gamechangers
Bindings: Union Atlas, Rome Katana, Rome Vice
Jacket: Burton AK Gore-Tex Pro 3L Tusk Jacket, Volcom TDF Infuse 3L Gore-Tex Jacket, Burton Banshee Gore-Tex Jacket
Pant: Burton AK Gore-Tex Pro 3L Hover Pant, Burton AK Gore-Tex 2L Swash Pant, Burton Gore-Tex Ballast Pant
Helmet: Smith Maze
Goggle: Smith 4D Mag
Gloves: Burton AK Clutch Glove, Burton AK Tech Leather Glove, Burton AK Tech Glove
Similar Boards (but not the same): Korua Otto, Lib Tech Terrain Wrecker, Capita Mercury,YES NSB, Endeavor Pioneer, Jones Mountain Twin, Endeavor Ranger, K2 Manifest, Yes Typo, Jones Frontier, Ride Algorythm, Ride Wild Life, Borealis Tundra, Tahoe Labs Directional Twin
Set-Up: 21.5” Wide. Sance Angles +18/-9, +15/-15. Close to Reference.
How It Was Tested
Almost every day I rode the Rome Freaker I also tested the Warden and Stale Crewzer against it. They are all to similar to one another not to.
The Rome Freaker feels pretty normal. (We don’t put in the exact weight because with wood cores there is no consistency in a boards weight)
The Rome Freaker worked well for my 185-190lbs and wasn’t bad for my boot size. However
Here are some ideal US boot sizes for these boards. You can of course go bigger or smaller but these work best for not turning the board slower than it should be and not having the dreaded Toe & Heel Drag.
Shape/Camber/On Snow Feel/Ability Level
The shape of the Rome freaker seems to have 1mm of taper that you don’t even feel and for all intensive purposes it feels centered and like a directional twin. So I’m calling it one like Rome does even though it’s technically a tapered directional board. I could center weight, back foot weight or front foot weight my turns and it would not wash out or feel weird.
The camber profile is pretty much camber. When you step on the Rome Freaker it rockers up a little more but on snow it doesn’t feel easy to skid turns when you get off your game.
The flex of the Rome Freaker is pretty medium throughout with the nose being a touch softer than the center and tail. Overall this pops incredibly well and really springs on an ollie.
The Rome Freaker can buck and bounce around in uneven snow but it is very manageable and a good all conditions ride.
The base isn’t super fast but it doesn’t need a lot of waxing to function. So no high highs but no low lows either. The Rome Freaker is fine for moderate straight lines as well.
Very competent grip in hard snow. Not exceptional but very good for not having any major disruptions in the sidecut.
So the Rome Freaker isn’t some powerful directional carver but it was super fun and springy out of a turn. It has a very balanced turning radius. You can do across the groomer carves as well as longer drawn out carves equally well.
I didn’t have any powder but I survived the full camber directional twin years and don’t really want to be on the Rome Freaker even when set all the way back.
Incredibly fun riding switch even though the nose and tail have different shapes. The Rome Freaker feels pretty good.
So overall, I had a lot of fun riding the Rome Freaker. It would be great to have this and the Service Dog or Stale Fish in a two board quiver. That way you have a pretty well rounded quiver for those that like springy turns.
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