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Old 06-22-2012, 12:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Arbor Coda vs Rome Agent Rocker VS-

Checking out the Arbor Coda 153 vs Rome Agent Rocker 155 vs Capita TFkA 153-157-


Looking for a solid groomer board that is quick, wicked durable, and damp. I ride short for manuverability, but this new board needs to be stable.


What you guys think?
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I don't know about the Arbor or the Rome, but the CAPiTA that you have listed is stiff and fast. When I rode one it was in early Spring conditions. In other words, we had sun, sticky snow, a light sprinkle, and then a full on snow dump to finish the day. The TFA held it's own through all of it, and was fun for jumps in the park as well. The board runs a hybrid profile similar to Signal's. This means camber underfoot, and rocker in the tip and tail. The rocker is mellow though, and the stiffness of the deck, combined with it's dampness, makes it more than serviceable for groomer slaying. I've heard great things about the Coda as well, I've just never had the luxury of riding one. Same with the Rome. Personally though, anything with a full rocker profile is not going to be my groomer slaying stick of choice.
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anything with a full rocker profile is not going to be my groomer slaying stick of choice.
Although there are some that do a decent job, I think there are better hybrids out there.
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Any other suggestions? I appreciate the feedback.
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You described a lot of boards from Ride. Maybe the Berzerker? Super damp, pretty nimble. Very stable at speed. I would say the Highlife, but if it's mostly a groomer board, that is over kill.
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I think I am going to bite the bullet and get a 152 ns evo- anyone know of a site selling this for $350 or less? All the 152 evos I've found are 4- 450, seems like same price as the 2013s.
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I think I am going to bite the bullet and get a 152 ns evo- anyone know of a site selling this for $350 or less? All the 152 evos I've found are 4- 450, seems like same price as the 2013s.

You do realize that the Evo is basically just stiff enough to handle medium sized jumps? Not exactly a super stable board...

Also you're original three fail to qualify the extreme durability request. Arbors and CAPiTA's have soft bases, and Rome is just average for durability. For durability look at Nitro, Signal, and Ride. In my experience those have been some of the longest lasting boards I've owned.

From Nitro look at the Team Gullwing. From Signal the Omni. And from Ride the Berzerker.

If you have decided you want a twin more for park and still want the durability, Nitro Rook, Signal Park, Ride Buckwild.
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The nook looks pretty solid. Could I handle a 156 being 165lbs and in a 9.5 boot? The mid/wide think is throwing me off on this deck.
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I wear a 9 and couldn't feel a significant difference on the 54. As long as you are like an 8 or bigger just take midwide as "built with extra girth for stability".
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Hey dude

It sounds like an Agent or Agent Rocker would do really well for you. The Agent family is built to last and is tough as nails. The Agent has extra thick Impact Edges to combat rogue rocks and skiers in the lift line from messing up your edges. It's also got Basalt Impact Plates under the bindings to reduce the chance of core compression and breakage.

In terms of quickness, the Quickrip sidecut(see what we did there)on the Agent Rocker is super responsive at low speeds as well as higher speeds because it uses two offset sidecuts with the same radius. The first will engage at slower speeds for maximum response while the second engages at higher speeds for wide arcing turns.

If you are going to be riding groomers exclusively on this deck, you'll have a tough time causing damage to it, since most of that stuff happens in the park or in the trees.

Good luck with the rest of your search!

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