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Rome Agent 1985 vs NS SL-R vs Burton Joystick

Does anyone have any thoughts on these? I can't decide which would be the best buy for learning park / all mountain freestyle / trees. I'm 5'11" 165 lb and already have a deck that I'll be using for pow days, bombing runs, and carving, I just want something to be able to mix it up...

Btw, I already have a set of Burton Mission bindings so the ICS that the Joystick has isn't going to interfere with my decision.
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If you want one that will truely slay anything you run into check out the mentioned Never Summer SL-R!


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The Agent 85 and the SL-R are VERY similar boards with similar intentions. Both will kill it wherever you venture, you'll be happy with either board.
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The design on the agent 1985 looks just like Never Summer's R.C. Rome is all over the place, every one of their rockers is different!

I almost snatched up a pusher 1985 the other day for a great price, but I decided if I pickup a Rome, the Agent 1985 is what I want.

Amazingly, I can't find any reviews on this board, other than what snowolf posted. If any1 else has ridden any of Rome's multiple rockers, I would appreciate any opinions you could offer up on their performance, especially if any1 is able to compare them to the Never Summer R.C.


One last question I'm sure you guys know, who makes Rome? Aren't they part of a larger parent company that produces many brands?
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is there a wide version of the agent 1985?
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is there a wide version of the agent 1985?
Not that I know of, their website only list like 1 board in a wide though..

You are liking the Agent 1985 to tho huhh?
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The Angry Snowboarder Blog Archive Burton Joystick with Exiles a closer look
Here's a review of the Burton Joystick if you were interested.
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I vote for the NS SLR.

I ride a 151 & 161 SLR & love 'em both.
I've been riding the 161 since last season & the 151 since the beginning of this season.
Both hold an incredible edge & great pop for ollies & great flex for buttering. But still able to shred pow & groomers.
Solid construction, I've bashed quite a few trees on my 161 with no noticeable damage.
NS also offers a 3 year warranty.
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