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Old 11-26-2012, 11:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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5'11", 170 lbs, size 10.5 boots. I mostly ride powder (particularly trees), and on non powder days I like to ride the mountain like it's a park, but don't actually ride in the park that much. I might hit a small-medium park jump every now and then. Looking for a board that is poppy and playful, and will hold an edge on icy days. I've always owned traditional camber in the past and I'm looking to get my first hybrid camber board with rocker between the bindings. I'm looking for twin or twin-like so I can improve my switch riding this year.

I've owned a few Rome boards in the past and have been really happy with them. I'm looking to spend in the $400 range, so I'm looking at either a 2012 Agent Rocker 157 or a 2013 Reverb Rocker 157.

What are the major differences between these boards other than the Reverb being twin and the Agent twin-like? Is the Reverb softer? I normally prefer Rome boards that are a 6/10 on their flex scale, but they seem to have abandoned the number system.

I am open to suggestions other than Rome. What other hybrid camber, twin(ish) boards would you guys recommend that will offer a similar ride to these? I'm looking to stay around $400 so I may have to buy past season's model. For length, I want to be within 156-158.
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Old 11-28-2012, 03:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If you want a 2013 deck i can get you any ROME board and if you hook me up with the difference between 400 and my price i'll do it.

If you want details let me know. Pretty much a group i am in the organizer gets corporate pricing. I just ordered the Gold for a friend and Agent Rocker for myself
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:03 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks man but I'll most likely buy from a local shop. Still hoping to get some advice on my questions. Anyone?
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:30 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I want to say that the Agent Rocker is stiffer than the Reverb Rocker but don't quote me on that. The Agent is a directional and would be a great all mountain/freestyle board. Excels in the park too. Easy to ride switch on - its techincally a directional board but only slightly - its shape is easy to ride switch with.

I think you'd have more difficulty charging on the Reverb, as its aimed more towards the park.
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best of luck - my boards getting delivered today i'll snap a photo of it and the invoice

actually i'm just going to leave the invoice right here. I didn't know rome was in VT. Shipping is taking 1 day
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I want to say that the Agent Rocker is stiffer than the Reverb Rocker but don't quote me on that. The Agent is a directional and would be a great all mountain/freestyle board. Excels in the park too. Easy to ride switch on - its techincally a directional board but only slightly - its shape is easy to ride switch with.

I think you'd have more difficulty charging on the Reverb, as its aimed more towards the park.
The Agent is stiffer, it will be my all mountain and won't go in the park as i plan on having the edges sharp all the time.

Go to EVO.com and read the description of both boards
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Anyone have first hand knowledge of the reverb rocker?
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:52 PM   #8 (permalink)
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What about the Jones Mountain Twin? I'm seeing some really good reviews on this board.
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I'd say the Mod if you didn't say you want hybrid. With hybrid though I haven't heard a whole lot from Rome. Never ridden their hybrid.
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Yeah the Mod seems pretty awesome but it's a little out of my price range at the moment. I also read that it is stiffer than the Agent however... is this true?
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