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SnowBun 12-15-2008 03:44 PM

Rome Lo-Fi
 
Should I buy the Rome Lo-Fi? I tested it out and it feels great, but is it more of a park board or mtn? I would like to be able to do both. I ride on mtns in PA and NY.

I'm thinking of getting the 144. (5'7, 110lbs)

Flick Montana 12-15-2008 03:54 PM

Lo-Fi is definitely more of a park board.

SnowBun 12-15-2008 04:01 PM

can i still use it on the mountain though? I want something I can use and progress into, and I really can't do the Blue at my current level.

I definitely want to do park, it's so much fun; but also at the same time be able to just go down the mountain and relax.

SnowBun 12-15-2008 04:10 PM

it performed really well when I used it to just do some runs last weekend. It held up against the icy pow pretty well. It was the best board out of all I tried, and I found a deal to get it for 344 vs the 430 retail. Worth it?

Flick Montana 12-15-2008 05:14 PM

You'll have to get a firsthand account of how it behaves on the mountain to know for sure. Most park boards have a lot of chatter at speed and some have sketchy handling when you get moving faster or hit the pow. It might make mountain boarding a bit harder. Having never used it, I couldn't make that call.

As for the price, that's not bad. I personally can't afford a board unless it is over 1/2 off. :(

I got a $600 Design board from MODA3: a lifestyle shop | ABOUT | moda3 for $333. You might check around more.

SnowBun 12-15-2008 06:12 PM

I can't find anything online about it. It's so frustrating because this is the best board that I tried out of all of them. I have to admit, on my last run with it, it did feel shaky - but that might be because my whole body was shaking from pain caused by a bad wipe-out on a piece of ice. So I can't say for sure whether the problem was me or the board.

There was another board that I tested which wasn't bad... O-Matic Benatar. Think that might be better? [That might be an all-mountain board though]

Flick Montana 12-15-2008 06:14 PM

If you really liked the board, but you want a slightly more balanced board, you could try the Agent. It's made for park and mountain if you can't pick just one. If you are more budget-minded, the Vinyl is basically just a cheaper version.

SnowBun 12-15-2008 07:05 PM

I'm really not trying to be annoying, I am just thoroughly confused. Sorry :(

Here's what I understand from everything you said:
- Lo-Fi is strictly park, can't really do mountain.
- Benatar is strictly mountain, can't do park or ride switch (that's what directional means right?)
- Vinyl is slightly cheaper than Lo-Fi, almost twin shape. (Only park then?)
- Agent : mens board... pretty good but expensive (more so than the Lo-Fi) good for both mtn and park

Is this correct?

I'm so confused... :dunno:

Flick Montana 12-15-2008 07:18 PM

I'm sorry. I didn't mean to confuse you.

This is what I meant to convey:

The Lo-Fi is intended as a park board. It can probably do mountain, but it may not be GREAT at it. Having never ridden one, I couldn't really say for sure.

Agent is a men's board, yes. It is a good mix between park and mountain. It is almost twin so it will work for riding switch in the park, but can still handle the mountain.

The Vinyl is pretty much a cheaper version as far as I can tell.

I don't know about the other board, but if it is directional, it won't ride switch very well. Directional boards are intended for all-mountain riding.

jmacphee9 12-15-2008 07:56 PM

the lo fi should be fine, its the female equivalent of the graft which is a great board..


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