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Old 04-05-2013, 05:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm looking for a camber-rocker-camber type board, with a narrow waist- something like a Never Summer Proto or SL, but cheaper and so decided between :
Rome reverb rocker 151 - waist 24.9
Flow drifter 153 - waist 24.4.

Am beginner level: ride groomers, only just started to carve turns and edge to edge, hit tiny jumps, turns switch -but hope to hit the backcountry and park in the future.
I'm 5' 7" , weight varies from 155lb to 165lb. Boot size is US 7, with a small Foot size at 24.7cm.

I think i prefer the Drifter in terms of size, and its a lot easier for me to get a hold of than the Reverb Rocker, but i'm worried the Drifter is too stiff for me, vs the Reverb Rocker being too wide.
I can't seem to find many reviews on the Drifter and specifically how it does on icy conditions.

Has anyone ridden these two boards and can comment on their flex and edge hold on ice? Also how Flow's 'I-rock' and Rome's 'MtnPop' Rocker tech compare to NS RC and c2btx?

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Old 04-05-2013, 07:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I've been on a Rome Factory Rocker before (which is the jnr brother to the reverb) with the same mntn pop rocker profile and can vouch for the edge hold on ice which was pretty good. In the end I returned it because I prefer a camrock profile but would not fault the board otherwise. The Reverb will be slightly stiffer with the same quickrip sidecut tech that holds well on ice - Rome make decent boards and are based in Vermont which probably has an influence in making sure they do well on ice etc. And I wouldn't sweat the tiny extra in width either.
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Pretty different boards really...

The Drifter is fairly akin to the SL and in my opinion better. The Reverb Rocker is more like the Evo if anything in the NS lineup. It's a pretty good do lots park board, but not all mountain in my opinion.
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pick up a status uno 154 for $168 2013 Status UNO Snowboard : STATUS Snowboard Company
It should be similar to the SL and its made in the same factory with the same RC tech
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I have the reverb rocker and this thing is pretty much a noodle. Unless you do a lot of park then don't get it. I used mine for this season but am going to sell it for a never summer raptor.
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Old 04-06-2013, 07:04 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks for the feedback guys!
Thats a major steal on that statusquo board! but i'm in europe and i have to go with whats available here. and so on that note i'm gonna go with the Drifter, as the Reverb rocker is sounding maybe too park for me.
Thanks again for making my life easier
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