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Old 11-06-2012, 10:16 PM   #11 (permalink)
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So what do you two recommend?
Honestly, I'm considering the Mod Rocker myself to add to my quiver... But im the opposite of you- 85% all-mtn-freestyle, 15% in the park (close to never). BUT, I like to get a little freestyle on the slopes so we have similar needs.

The Mod Rocker is about a 5.5-6 out of 10 flex wise (on MY scale). It's not going to be your buttery rail pounder that you might be looking for... But if you're looking to progress with your freestyle skills and want to step it up, as well as have a bad ass all-mtn-freestyle deck... you can't go wrong with the Mod. Again, not going to be a noodley as you might want, but "should" perform well for what you need. Oh, and it's super light. The grip tech edges will get you that extra edge hold as well.

*I have NOT ridden this board, but have read every review imaginable, played with it in some shops, and talked about it with many people that have ridden it. Nothing but good things to say from everyone.
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:36 PM   #12 (permalink)
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When I DO ride outside the park, I still am more freestyle. Basically always trying to find the more fun way to get to the bottom. Manuals, jumping off any little cliff I can find, etc.

The mod-rocker for the price still seems to be a great option but now I'm also looking into the garage rocker and the artifact.

Anyone know how the flex is on the two of these compared to the mod rocker?
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Old 11-07-2012, 03:42 PM   #13 (permalink)
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2013 Rome Mod Rocker Used and Reviewed
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:28 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Nice info-did much change from 2012-2013?
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:06 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Nice info-did much change from 2012-2013?
Looks like none whatsoever. Except for graphics
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:33 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Solid board. Kind of a do it all besides pow board. Meduim stiff and good pop for rocker. Stable for a rocker too. Pretty much it's the Mod.....but rocker and a little softer. Sill good pop and stability, but with the benefits of rocker. Really a park/freeride board. I've got the 2012 Mod. Solid board. Haven't ridden it yet, but know it's gonna be the last board I'll buy for the next five years. It's sorta like BA and the Draft for me and the Mod. The Draft is another board similar to this to look at. Same characteristics. Just might be better in pow.
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:38 AM   #17 (permalink)
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The mod did not change from 2012 to 2013. I haven't ridden the rocker version, but the cambered mod is a beast. Pretty aggressive freestyle board, great for jumping. I'm sure the rocker loosens it up a bit, but unless you're a big jumper or aggressive rider, it might be a lot for midwest park riding.

I'd suggest looking at something a bit softer - boards like the Capita Outdoor Living, Ultafear or Horrorscope. The outdoor is flat camber, will still be fun and forgiving in the park, but will definitely handle anything you throw at it. The ultrafear has rocker outside the inserts and flat between the bindings, but still a mid-flexing deck that'll be fine anywhere. Horrorscope is the softest of these boards, more of a jibber.

My advice, find a board you are psyched on and get it. Whatever you buy will handle anything you are able to.
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The mod did not change from 2012 to 2013. I haven't ridden the rocker version, but the cambered mod is a beast. Pretty aggressive freestyle board, great for jumping. I'm sure the rocker loosens it up a bit, but unless you're a big jumper or aggressive rider, it might be a lot for midwest park riding.

I'd suggest looking at something a bit softer - boards like the Capita Outdoor Living, Ultafear or Horrorscope. The outdoor is flat camber, will still be fun and forgiving in the park, but will definitely handle anything you throw at it. The ultrafear has rocker outside the inserts and flat between the bindings, but still a mid-flexing deck that'll be fine anywhere. Horrorscope is the softest of these boards, more of a jibber.

My advice, find a board you are psyched on and get it. Whatever you buy will handle anything you are able to.
Agreed ^^

Fine one that seems right to you, go for it and own it. Agree with the Mod-rocker statement. Might be a tad much for you on the flex scale of things, BUT, for the price, and given what it is, and knowing it's not THAT stiff... it's still going to rock your world, or do I dare say 'mod-rock' your world. HA!
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Old 11-08-2012, 11:56 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Awesome guys thanks a lot. I know I should just choose won that stands out to me but I want to make a decision I won regret.

Looking into the artifact rocker by Rome now-tons of 2012 boards for under 200. To me I don't see how a great board can be that cheap though so I'm hesitant. Wrong of me?
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You're paying for the tech. The Mod/Mod Rocker is one of Rome's top-of-the-line boards. I just picked up the 11/12 Mod Rocker on a big discount a couple months ago. Have not ridden it but very excited to get on it.

What everyone has said about it is pretty spot on. I'm the same as you...I ride mostly park but almost always venture to the rest of the mountain for at least a portion of the day and so I need something that could charge AND be playful at the same time.

It's a rockered deck but it has more stiffness than most other rockers. Jibbing and butters are very doable but come second to jumps and freeriding.

Have you looked at the Rome Agent? Another great Rome board to consider. I like the Agent's graphics way better too...not that this matters, ha.
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