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Old 01-31-2009, 09:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I hate to say it, really cause of after how much posotive support I have put into the brand over the years but I am done with Rome SDS. I have rode the Artifact snowboard for the past 2 years and a Agent the year before.

Every board was amazing out of the box, I loved the Artifacts mainly so Flexy so sexy they were hard to beat, but man what a total disaster they turn into. It seems for a board built for park they would be able to take impact damage better, I have scratches put straight to the core of the board that I dont even know are from. This years Artifact, I fell in love with the design I figured my last years one was just a fluke.

First ride out, another board bumps his board into mine just a gnarly topsheet scratch, I shrug it off "Man that was weird barley bumped me must of been the right angle." Well I was wrong the board is like paper looks like complete hell only 2 months out of it. And the sides are even chipped to hell too, and its mainly just from other boards hitting it in the ski lift line I mean barley touching it. Then today, having a amazing session on a rail at the park, nice smooth hot rail, been hitting it all day then some how the impact from a landing just took all the ptex of it to a core shot.And it wasnt the first time something like this has happened like that either just never that deep.
(No Kink in the Rail)

So for 2010 and the remainder of the 09 season, I will not be buying from Rome SDS, I ride with a group of friends who hit the same stuff all day long and there boards never seem to take any beating while mine just falls apart.
(They ride DWD,Batalion,Artec, and Burton)

I dont really know why I made this topic guess i just needed to vent pretty upset over it today was just the last straw.
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Old 01-31-2009, 10:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Wow that sucks man!! I always heard great things about Romes and always see tons of people riding them everytime I go to the mountains.
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Old 01-31-2009, 11:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I love Rome. My Anthem is an 04 and still in great shape. Then again, I don't ride park so I don't take a lot of damage to my board. Sorry you don't like them anymore. Personally, I'll probably always consider them first when I buy new boards and bindings.
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Old 02-01-2009, 12:10 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I agree that rome stuff is great but very fragile. I just got a rome mod with targa bindings. First time i took it out i snapped the highback of the binding in half. I've also heard of their boards being very fragile too. The one great thing about rome is that their customer service is awesome. I called them and they just asked for my name and address and said they were gonna send me a new highback. I'm hoping that the highback i broke was just a faulty piece but we'll see.
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I agree that rome stuff is great but very fragile. I just got a rome mod with targa bindings. First time i took it out i snapped the highback of the binding in half. I've also heard of their boards being very fragile too. The one great thing about rome is that their customer service is awesome. I called them and they just asked for my name and address and said they were gonna send me a new highback. I'm hoping that the highback i broke was just a faulty piece but we'll see.
Yeh I am hoping too, I sent a email in to there warranty department with pictures of my topsheet and the gash even though they wont cover that cause it happened on a rail, but we will see.
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Old 02-01-2009, 01:42 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Yeh I am hoping too, I sent a email in to there warranty department with pictures of my topsheet and the gash even though they wont cover that cause it happened on a rail, but we will see.
I hate that about companies.. If you break your board on a board that's made for rails, they should probably replace it or give you a discount or something.

Stickers even, man.

Stickers make the whole world turn.

Stickers are the shit.

And theres a haiku about stickers.
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Old 02-01-2009, 01:56 AM   #7 (permalink)
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[QUOTE=Murf;120426]I agree that rome stuff is great but very fragile. /QUOTE]

rome stuff is typically not fragile at all...they are known for their 100 day + ability a year. ill be honest i feel like were going to get another post from you in another year about how your next board broke down...if you went through 3 romes in 3 years then i dont think any company will work..
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I get a new board every year dude.
I Have the money so why not do it?
I use my last years board for in the streets hitting urban stuff and my this years for Park and mountain.
I know im not the only one who does this...
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Yeah a board shouldn't break down like that. I have an 05 JP Walker for my jib board and I've been trying to kill that thing for 2 years just to justify buying a new one and its still running strong, and all I do is take to the streets. Any decent board should be able to hold up through a park rail session.
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I get a new board every year dude.
I Have the money so why not do it?
I use my last years board for in the streets hitting urban stuff and my this years for Park and mountain.
I know im not the only one who does this...
i dont know if your talking to me but thats nothing at all what my post meant. i have no interest what you spend your money on, im just saying that romes typically dont break down in one year like that..
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