Rome agent or mod? Camber or rocker
I'm open to suggestions here let me start by saying that, I do prefer rome boards however. Been riding for 18 years, did the park thing for many years, no longer spending anytime in the park. Mostly riding groomers, like speed and like ollieing stuff, Aggressive riding. My favourite board I ever rode to this day is still the original rome agent, I believe it was a 2005 model. Bought a 2009, did not like it as much, then later bought a capita is with fk, and really not a fan of that board either. ( no pop, no confidence when up to speed). If anyone knows what rome current model is equivalent to the 2005 agent, let me know cuz it was fun. Anyways, enough rambling, what's a good board for an aggressive rider, 5'10and 185 lbs.
I bought a cambered Agent, haven't ridden it yet. This review got me pretty excited about it:
2014 Rome Agent Snowboard Used and Reviewed «
I haven't ridden the agent but had a mod 157w and currently have last years mod 162 (both in camber) which will be my daily out of a five-board quiver.
The mod is an interesting board which is a little hard to classify. It's easily as stiff as some of my freeride boards and with a long effective edge it rides a bit longer a given lenght would suggest. This makes it good at speed but not much fun when things get slow.
The mod has lots of camber and carbon which make it easy to send if you can load it up.
There are a few downsides though. The carbon and stiffness can make things a bit harsh on uneven snow. This can be mitigated somewhat by a damp binding but if you're reguarly riding beat up runs then I might choose something else. The profile isn't the best in pow either, ie camber with a fairly short and steep tip/tail.
That said, my riding is similar to yours. I prefer freeride boards in general but wanted something better for switch riding without losing the ability to charge. It really is a quality board but certainly not for everyone.
I own a 2009 Agent and 2013 Mod Rocker.
The mod rocker is my go-to board (all mountain, powder and park riding). The agent is stiffer than the mod rocker and I save the agent for the really cold/hard days. I find that with the agent I can go a bit faster and handle crud a bit better than I can with the mod.
I can't speak to the rockered agent or cambered mod but the mod rocker has been the most fun I've ever had. Again, a vast majority of my season last year was on the mod rocker. It's a hard charger. Carving? Yup. Jumps? Yup. Rails? Yup. Powder? Yup.
The only things it can't do is really press on rails/boxes or handle very hard, icy days, which I think you'd want a cambered deck for anyways.
Let me know if you want more details about the mod rocker. I love it to death.
I've been considering the rocker of either one of these boards. Lookin for a twin all mtn that can still handle speed. Really just want it to progress my switch riding. Decided I should probably learn but my Raptor ain't gonna do me any favors in that department.
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