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Old 12-31-2009, 02:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Trouble with new board (Rome Slash)

After going snowbaording a few times and learning the basics, I decided to buy a decent board (rentals by me are pricy and it will pay for itself after 4 times). I was learning on a Flow Merc and it was performing beautifully, it held its edge really well and it transitioned nicely.

I just recently bought (option to buy actually, can return at end of season)
Rome Slash
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I was going down the slopes the other day and I felt my board was not transitioning well. On the Merc I was able to make quicker turns more often and could switch from turn to turn with more ease. The Slash seemed to want to go downhill more and it was harder to do the quick baby turns (as opposed to long drawn out s turns across the entire mountian).


Maybe its cause of the boots, or maybe cause its my first real board, but I cant figure out why I was having trouble. It was icy. But my board definitely wanted to stay on the edge and fought my attempts to switch quickly. Can anyone give me some advice as to why this is happening? The salesmen told me that the slash was an excellent all mountain board. My brother advised me to look at other more beginner oritented boards such as the Libtechs with bannana technology or something with a bit more flex, but said the Slash wasnt awful. The slash's flex was not rated awfully high though! I cant figure this out, someone help!?!?!

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Old 12-31-2009, 02:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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what boot size do you wear? I have the same board and I have no problems.. The slash is a wide version of the rome agent.
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a size 9.5 to 10...the boots are a little loose but i think it might be deeper than that..I could be wrong
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Old 12-31-2009, 03:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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ya well wide boards are for people with size 12 boots and up... Thats your problem right there.. return that wide board and get the regular version which is the rome agent or whatever else ya want..
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god damn it im gonna kill my brother i asked him and he said he thought 10 was the cutoff for a wide board. are you absolutely positive about this? people have told me otherwise but you might be right
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ya... at size 10 a wide would make it harder on you to turn ect..
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Old 12-31-2009, 03:54 PM   #7 (permalink)
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The Boarder's Blog - Snowboard Width - Huh?

some reserach ive done on this...i have no overhand at all...so i think your right...
is the agent the same design as the slash (what are the differneces if any)
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If your boots are sloppy you will not be able to move from edge to edge very quickly either. Do your rental boots change every time you go out?
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Old 12-31-2009, 04:29 PM   #9 (permalink)
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There pretty crappy but don't change cz there seasonal rentals...I know this is a cardinal sin lol

I wanted to explore every factor affecting me...width seems to be the dominant theme along with boots...any others with more insight?
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slash is the same as the agent.. great board
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