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Rome Mod Rocker vs. NS Evo/Revolver vs. Proto CT/X

I've heard a lot of good things about the Rome board, but it doesn't get as much airtime as the NS boards.
Anyone ride one, or have any thoughts about this match up?

I'm a borderline mid-wide rider (11/11.5), and the smallest wide Mod is unfortunately 158 - which is a little bigger than I'd like.

They all appear to be kick ass boards.
My choice may be made easier by the fact that the Proto is getting damn hard to find.

How is the rocker out of the park, on east coast groomers, ice and chop?
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shameless bump - anyone ridden the mod rocker?
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Hey Doktrin

The Mod Rocker is an awesome deck for sure. I've ridden it myself a bit personally and it's become my go-to board for this season. It won 2nd place in the Snowboarder Mag Best of Tests, which we were pretty stoked on as well. We could go on and on about how rad it is, but you'd probably rather hear it from someone besides us:

Best of Test 2012: #2 Rome Mod Rocker | Snowboarder Magazine
Snowboard Review: 11-12 Rome Mod Rocker – Shayboarder.com
Niseko Snow Review of Rome’s 2012 Mod Rocker 156 | Snow Time
REVIEW: 2012 ROME MOD ROCKER with D*FACE Bird's Eye Board Shop

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Thanks rome.
I've actually already checked out all those links except for the last - thanks for sharing!

I'd be really interested to hear from people who've ridden it out east on hardpack & ice. Most, if not all, of the reviewers had the chance to ride it on pow.
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Thanks rome.
I've actually already checked out all those links except for the last - thanks for sharing!

I'd be really interested to hear from people who've ridden it out east on hardpack & ice. Most, if not all, of the reviewers had the chance to ride it on pow.

Hi Doktrin,

I have the Agent Rocker. I was trying to decide between the Agent and the Mod...I probably regret not getting the Mod now...

Anyways, I'm on the west coast, but I've gone with my new Agent a few times at night with no new snow for a week so it was pretty icy...on the ice it didn't hold as well as some other "ice" boards...but on the hardpack it holds great. Pow was a breeze, and the rocker makes presses so much nicer...its true that the board rides small when needed, and long when needed...I'd highly recommend any of Romes boards...great customer service!
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Thanks gti!

Having never ridden out West, I'm told that your 'ice' is more like our 'hardpack' (kinda like how our mountains are like your small hills - so I guess this is a bit of a concern, since most people have nothing but praise for the NS boards in all manner of terrain.

On a purely vain note, I gotta say - the Mod graphics are absolutely sick.
Conversely, I'm not a fan of the Proto design at all :P
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damn, fresh wrinkle : arbor blacklist...
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We rode Mod Rockers at our sales meeting at Stowe a few weeks back. Nothing but icy death moguls at that point, unfortunately. Sometimes the best conditions to test out product, haha.

It holds an awesome edge, even here on the ice coast, and the QuickRip is a great addition. Responsive at slow speeds, huge carves at high speeds, and the thing flies. To be fair, they were factory tuned and waxed, however keeping your edges sharp is the best way to make sure you won't slip out.

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The Mod Rocker is a sweet board. The quickrip is surprisingly reliable. Have been able to stop on nothing but ice. These are both different kind of boards though. The Rocker versus Hybrid is really the big difference. Mod Rocker is mainly a park board that seconds as an all mountain board.

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Very cool, thanks guys!

For me, it's now down to the mod rocker 156 and the arbor blacklist 154. Both appear to be sick boards, maybe a coin toss would work
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