|Riding Style||All Mountain|
|Riding Level||Advanced - Expert|
|Fits Boot size (US)||8-10, 10-12|
|Manufactured in||Dubai by SWS|
|Camber Profile||Mostly Camber|
|Approx. Weight||Feels Normal|
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Rome Stale Crewzer 2022 Review by The Good Ride
Turn Ons/Swipe Right: Pretty much a full camber poppy hard charging, hard carving ride.
Turn Offs/Swipe Left: Tough in powder for average riders. Unforgiving and not that easy to butter for it’s flex.
The Rome Stale Crewzer is unforgiving, doesn’t float in pow well and hard to butter for its flex. It sure does carve and pop hard though. It’s a great compliment to the Stale Fish if you want a good two board quiver for powder and hard charging on groomers.
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Rome Stale Crewzer 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: Some good spring conditions and some hard micro bumpy snow.
Riders: James (Size 9, 5’10” 185-190lbs)
Boots: Burton Kendo
Insoles: F.I.T. Gamechangers
Bindings: Union Atlas, Rome Katana, Rome Vice, Rome Cleaver
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 Mitt, Burton AK Tech Leather 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
I did a sampler with the Warden and Freaker one day. Another day I compared it to the National.
The Rome Stale Crewzer feels just right. Not heavy or light. (We don’t put in the exact weight because with wood cores there is no consistency in a boards weight)
The Rome Stale Crewzer in a 158 felt pretty good but I think if I were to buy one I’d go with the 156 instead. That better matches my boot size by just a little bit vs. the 158 and it would give me a little more control. That’s good for being such a technical/aggressive board.
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
Rome calls this fusion camber but it feels pretty much like full on old school camber. I didn’t notice any early rise and only a tiny bit when weighted down. It feels very locked in and technical. The shape looks pretty directional but it is more of a twin on sidecut with a different shape in the nose and tail.
The Rome Stale Crewzer has a very mediumish flex throughout the board. The thing is the full camber makes it pretty hard to butter for its’ flex. That being said it pops really hard if you put the work in. There is also this nice balance between being damp and rubbery and being really poppy. It is a great all conditions ride and can ride from first to last chair without getting cranky.
Base glide is good but not ultra glidey. I felt like the 158 Rome Stale Crewzer was more damp than I though it would be for the flex. You can point it and it’s pretty comfortable going straight.
Pretty good grip for not having too much going on with the sidecut.
The Rome Stale Crewzer is pretty fast edge to edge and pretty balanced turn radius wise when you get that edge committed. It doesn’t really shine in any one style of turn but can do them all with a lot of spring to it. So while the turning radius is middle ground the spring out of the turn is exceptional.
The Rome Stale Crewzer is great for making hard carving turns but it isn’t great in powder for average riders. There is minimal set back on board and there isn’t much extra float in the nose. It’s also pretty much full camber so if I did get some powder I’d leave this at home and grab the Stale Fish. I’ve done full camber directional twins in powder in the 2000’s and don’t care to do so again.
The Rome Stale Crewzer is way better switch than it looks. It is also an exceptional board for getting air. On my small little hits around the mountain I could tell this can go big. Too big for my ability level and insurance policy for sure. It rode in the pipe really well too.
So the Rome Stale Crewzer isn’t really a well rounded one board quiver kind of ride for most average riders but it does a few things, like carving and getting air, exceptionally well. It was a pleasure getting out there on spring groomers and in the half pipe.
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