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Rome Ravine 2019- 2020 Snowboard Review

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Overall Rating Pretty Good
Riding Style Freeride
Riding Level Advanced - Expert
Fits Boot size (US) 8-10, 10-12
Manufactured in
Shape Tapered Directional
Camber Profile Directional Camber
Stance Setback -15mm
Approx. Weight Feels Normal
Powder Good
Turning Experience Great
Carving Great
Speed Average
Uneven Terrain Good
Switch Good
Jumps Good
Jibbing Average
Pipe Good
On Snow Feel

Semi-Locked In

Turn Initiation

Medium

Skidded Turns

Semi-Hard

Flex

Medium/Soft

Buttering

Easy

Edge Hold

Hard Snow

Rome Ravine 2020 - 2019 Review by The Good Ride

The Rome Ravine is a softer more playful somewhat mid-wide freeride board that isn’t like many of it’s stiffer flexing peers.

Ethics Statement: We don’t get paid by the manufacturer to write these reviews.  We do make money from the “Where To Buy” links, but this is our best attempt at an honest and objective review from an average riders’ perspective.

How This Review Happened:  We borrowed this for an extended demo and then returned it.
Size: 155
Days: 5+
Conditions: Good spring conditions to rough, wet spring conditions.
Riders: James (Size 9, 5’10” 185-195lbs), Grant (Size 11 6’ 160lbs), Zobel (Size 11.5, 6’ 180lbs), Jimbo (Size 11, 5’11” 160lbs),
Boots: Adidas Tactical ADVAdidas Response,
Insoles: Sandsole Custom Insoles,  Footprint Insole Technology Gameghangers Low Profile
Bindings: Union Atlas, Rome Crux, Rome Black Label, Rome DOD

Similar Boards (but not the same):  Endeavor Scout, Yes Pick Your LineBurton Flight Attendant, Gnu MullairJones Hovercraft,

Set-Up: 22” Wide. 21 front -6 back. Close to Reference.

Approximate Weight: Feels light.

Sizing: The 155 felt pretty good for my specs even though it’s a bit wider than some traditional boards. Sizing down a few CMs from what I would normally ride for a board like this worked.  It worked well enough for Jimbo and Zobel but they would be better with the next size up for their 11’s.

Flex/Buttering: The Rome Ravine we had surprised us with a very soft flex for a board like this. It was medium bordering on medium-soft and buttered super easy. It still had a very easy pop to it as well. It’s almost twice as soft as the 2019 we tried. Wood makes the flex inconsistent from board to board but I think we got a soft demo model this year and a stiff last. Your board might be inbetween what we experienced in production as usually Rome is pretty accurate when it comes to their flex rating.

On Snow Feel/Ability Level/Skidded Turns: Despite the softer flex it had a semi-technical somewhat locked-in feel to it. It could catch an edge easy if you got off your game. It’s easier than camber though. It tracked well one footing and flat basing and the lifted sides of the nose didn’t change the camber feel underfoot.

Edge Hold: Really good edge hold and held well in the harder patches we encountered. It just goes to show you that a soft flex isn’t synonymous with poor edge hold.

Turn Initiation: I was expecting the Rome Ravine to be a little slower edge to edge but it turned pretty quick.

Turning Experience/Carving: The Rome Ravine isn’t for those that like a stiff technical high-speed carver but it sure was fun at slow to moderate speeds. It had a fun spring out of the turn and all of us had a time laying it over.

Powder: No powder to speak of but it seems like it can do a good job here. With a 22″ stance width set all the way back you can 3.125″ back on board (6.25″ difference between nose/tail). That, the taper and the bigger nose with some non-traditional early rise should float well enough.

Speed: The Rome Ravine was pretty chattery and it isn’t the board you get to bomb.

Uneven Terrain: It turned well between bumps but doesn’t power over them well. It starts to buck and bounce. It didn’t pass up chatter though in harder micro-bumpy snow in a way that felt too taxing on our joints.

Switch: Pretty doable for all that taper and it was fun to ride switch.

Getting Air/Park: So the Rome Ravine’s softer flex is pretty park friendly. Not ideal for going big on a kicker but pretty fun when going small to medium. We didn’t jib with it but it felt like you could. Pipe was really fun for those that like a more directional ride through it.

 

 
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The Rome Ravine is an almost all camber mid/wideish board with some taper but you don’t feel the taper as much as you would think. It’s got a pretty aggressive, technical and all around bomby personality to it that isn’t as washy off the tail as you would think for the amount of taper it has. I would have liked to get to know this board better with an extended demo but all we have is this initial take from a little time on it at the demos.

Ethics Statement: We don’t get paid by the manufacturer to write these reviews.  We do make money from the “Where To Buy” links, but this is our best attempt at an honest and objective review from an average riders’ perspective.

Size: 155- Felt like the right size for us too and a lot more board than we expected since it’s a little wider than we normally hit up with our 8.5-9 boots. The width was good for Grant’s 11’s
Days:  1
Conditions: Pretty old snow that wasn’t so good but there were some places that were pretty fun.
Riders: James (Size 9, 5’10” 185-195lbs), Peter (Size 8.5, 5’11” 185lbs),  Grant (Size 11 6’ 160lbs)
Boots: Adidas Tactical ADV, Burton SLX
Insoles: Sandsole Custom Insoles,  Footprint Insole Technology Gameghangers Low Profile
Bindings: Rome Katana
Set Up
: 22.5” Close to reference 15 front -6 back

 
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Rome Ravine 2019- 2020 Snowboard Review SKU UPC Model

Dec 26, 2018 by Andrey Petrov
Ability Level: Advanced • 
Riding Style: All mountain/ Powder/ trees • 
Days You Ride A Year: 30-40 • 
Height, Weight And Boot Size (for Boards, Boots & Bindings): 5’10/185lb/10us 

Hi ! For me Ravine is fast edge to edge ,excellent powder and livelier board for powder freestyle.


5.0 5.0 1 1 Hi ! For me Ravine is fast edge to edge ,excellent powder and livelier board for powder freestyle. Rome Ravine 2019- 2020 Snowboard Review

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