Done with Rome.
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.