Thinking about snagging one of these 2012 boards at discount before the 2013s come out. Anyone any thoughts on either? This coming season will be my 2nd year so I'm still very new to the sport. I like the idea of Rome's hybrid camber profile on the reverb rocker but also intrigued by the rocker-flat-rocker profile on the postermania. I'll be mainly riding/cruising groomers this year again at Tahoe looking to build my skills up. Last season I was at the stage of just about tackling some blue runs but nothing crazy. Any thoughts on these two boards would be appreciated. I'd also consider the 2012 Factory Rocker which is apparently the little brother to the reverb just minus the sintered base and a little softer in flex. Thanks in advance!!
You sound a lot like me. I'm also fairly new and this will be my 2nd year as well. I pretty much just cruise groomers but plan on trying out freestyle in the park.
I debated about the Reverb Rocker myself and couple of other boards but I ended up buying the 2012 Postermania. The reverb rocker is a lot more stiff of a board. I liked that the Postermania is rated 5 for flex rating, so good stiffness for jumps but still has good flex to fool around to do butters and presses and all that fun stuff i plan on getting into.
Also, the Reverb rocker is rocker between your feet with positive camber in the nose and tail. But the Postermania is flat in between the bindings and then rockered out at the tail and nose. The rocker/flat/rocker board camber appealed to me more, so that's one more reason I went with the Postermania. Anyway, good luck finding your set up.
Here's more specs if you want to check it out.
Rome Reverb Rocker Snowboard | Rome Snowboard Design Syndicate 2012
Rome Postermania Snowboard | Rome Snowboard Design Syndicate 2012