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Old 01-12-2009, 09:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Smile Rome Artifact vs. Stairmaster Extreme

i realize both boards are geared towards park riding but which one would be better for just riding down a mountain?

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Rome Artifact Snowboard | Rome Snowboard Design Syndicate 2009

Stairmaster Extreme Snowboard | CAPiTA Super Corporation
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Old 01-12-2009, 10:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Extreme for sure. The Arti has bronze edges which will get dull and rounded pretty much on your first day, and I just dont trust them. Plus the Arti is basically the softest board of all time, personally I think its worthless. People like it but I dont see the worth in anything softer than a Stairmaster. I think that if you can't press a Stairmaster, learn to press then try again. Sorry about my angry rant on Artifacts, but they're really only good for street riding. And I apologize if I've offended anyone that rides on Arti, buts its the way I feel, and I'm kinda bored at the moment.
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Old 01-13-2009, 12:35 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i love the artifact but if you are looking for an allmt board then i would take the stairmaster. they are both great boards though. the stairmasterx is much stiffer then the artifact if that helps you at all.
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Old 01-13-2009, 02:55 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Artifact is a great board the my topsheet has went to hell with chips and crap in under 2 months.
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my buddy does fine with his artifact ridin all mountain......but hey some people just suck and cant do it .......the edges do get all fucked up tho .......i ride the graft and fuckin love it
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