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Old 02-08-2009, 08:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey i'm an intermediate rider 6'4 and size 13 feet. I'm looking to buy a new board (i have a canyon 173 from 1999!). Lots of people seem to think that the rome flag wide is a good board. I have found one really cheap (not telling where!) but it is the 2003/04 model. Can anyone tell me if this board is worth getting? zac
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Old 02-08-2009, 08:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Im 6'4, size 13 boots,and weigh ~ 220lbs. I have the 168cm Rome Flag ('08) Absolutely amazing board. Super stable and fast.
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Old 02-08-2009, 08:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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sorry forgot to mention the board i am looking at is a 168. I am 235 pounds. I like mainly freeriding.

i am just about ready to buy this board because i think if i dont someone else will
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Old 02-08-2009, 09:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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2003/2004 is REALLY old, hopefully it wasn't ridden too hard.
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Old 02-08-2009, 09:52 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah 04 is quite a bit old. You can readily pick up a new 09 Flag for 250. Id go with that instead.

If you buy that older one, and it craps out on you, you're SOL.
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Old 02-09-2009, 12:03 AM   #6 (permalink)
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why would you buy a board that old, especialy if your old one made it 10 years....buy new then you have 10 more seasons with it..
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Old 02-09-2009, 12:11 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I was thinking about it, and I would only buy that board if it was like $60-70 and you only plan to use it for 1 year or so. If not, save up, and get a nice '08/09 for 250
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Old 02-09-2009, 12:27 AM   #8 (permalink)
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dude I took my first rome board out today and it was honestly amazing

http://www.snowboardingforum.com/sno...ide-parks.html
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Old 02-09-2009, 12:33 AM   #9 (permalink)
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If you're a VERY new rider looking for a board to see if you're into the sport or not, I say go for it... assuming it's in very good condition. Otherwise, I'd pony up and just get a newer board. Burton Snowboards, Burton Bindings, Burton Boots, and snowboard reviews - Free shipping to U.S. is having a REALLY sick sale right now(40% off 09 boards), so I'd just go with getting a newer board if you know you're gonna be into the sport. Of course this is all up to you, but you came looking for advice, so that's what I have to say.
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Old 02-09-2009, 07:29 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Well i bought the board! hey thanks for the advice though. thing is i'm in the uk so there are much fewer options/ sales out there. The board is new- its from a place that does end of lines etc. its 90 wich is about $120 i think so i figure i'm getting a bargain hopefully.
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