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Old 11-06-2007, 01:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I think I finally decided on a board for the 08' season, the Rome Solution. My only concerns are width and flex, its width is 25.0 and I have an 11.5-12 boot so this causes concern. Do you think I'll be alright with 25.0? And also, I definitley want a board with a good amount of flex for easy butters and I've heard Rome boards offer a lot of flex, is this true? thanks
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Old 11-06-2007, 01:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What angles do you use? If you duck out your stance 25 will be just fine. Also, like each brand, Rome has some boards with more flex than others. The Solution I believe is more of an all around stick, so you won't be on a jib board or a mountain board. More something between freeride and freestyle. Don't get me wrong, it will still be fine to do some occassional buttering but probably not up to doing really extreme buttering stuff like a softer board would. Hope this helps!
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Old 11-06-2007, 02:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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What angles do you use? If you duck out your stance 25 will be just fine. Also, like each brand, Rome has some boards with more flex than others. The Solution I believe is more of an all around stick, so you won't be on a jib board or a mountain board. More something between freeride and freestyle. Don't get me wrong, it will still be fine to do some occassional buttering but probably not up to doing really extreme buttering stuff like a softer board would. Hope this helps!

yea I do duck out my stance a bit, I forget what my exact angles are. Do you have any recommendations for a board with decent flex and pop? I would def still like to get a Rome if possible.

....oh, I forgot to mention I was also looking into the Forum Destroyer, any thoughts? thanks

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The destroyer is a pretty good park stick. If you are looking to stay Rome(which I think makes better boards then Forum does) the Graft or the Machine are more more up the Jib Stick Alley. lol Also, the Artifact or Agent would be something to consider...
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Artifact is a great board. I'd recommend that or the Agent, which is more of an park stick, while the artifact is a jib board, and a bit more noodley.
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I'm going to say no to the Artifact and Agent. With your boot size (which seems that everyone has forgotten about!), you'll be getting way way waaayyyyy too much drag.
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Ahhhh boarderaholic is right. That totally skipped my mind. That's what I get for giving advice while sick.

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Uh...he does duck out his stance...he should be fine?
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Uh...he does duck out his stance...he should be fine?

With size 12's though? If it's 11.5, then maybe, but 12's may be pushin it.
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Once you reach size 11's, it's up to the rider to decide whether or not they want a wide board. Some people prefer the feel of wide boards, others don't. Anything after that though, you'd be a helluva lot safer on a wide board in terms of heel/toe drag.
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