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06-06-2014 09:54 PM
F1EA
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Originally Posted by alxmlr789 View Post
I just scooped up a Rome Agent Rocker 159 on ebay for 150 shipped, brand new in box. I consider that a steal.

Is the 159 too much board for me?
For $150 that's great.

You said above you weight 185-190 lbs... so 159cm will be perfect for you. You may need to get used to it if you're to much shorter boards... but nothing extraordinary.

I weight 170 and have 156, 159 and 161cm boards... The biggest difference in feel comes from profile shape and stiffness. A cm or two here and there makes little difference (to me).......
06-06-2014 03:51 PM
linvillegorge
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Originally Posted by Simon Birch View Post
Some other great choices not mentioned are
Salomon Snowboards Man's Board
NS Proto
Lib Tech makes several boards you would like
Rome Artifact
Captia BSOD (directional)
Yes PYL (directional)
NS Cobra (directional)
if you want a stiff directional look at the NS Raptor
Based on how TS described his riding, I'd stay away from these suggestions and others like them. These are some burly boards made for aggressive riders. Nothing TS said would lead me to make recommendations along these lines.
06-06-2014 03:12 PM
alxmlr789 I just scooped up a Rome Agent Rocker 159 on ebay for 150 shipped, brand new in box. I consider that a steal.

Is the 159 too much board for me?
06-05-2014 05:01 PM
alxmlr789 I think all this research is just making things more difficult. Hah, the only thing holding me back on the SL is the graphics, but I think I can live with them.

The SL 158 sounds like the right board for me. Seems like an all around good board for east and west riding.

Which bindings should i pair up with the SL?
06-05-2014 04:40 PM
chomps1211
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Originally Posted by Steezus Christ View Post
its more to do with the model of the board rather than the company. sure there are some companies that produce higher end boards but they may also produce a lot of shit boards. its hard to generalize a company like that and i dont understand why people do it. for the most part if u stick with the more renowned manufacturers u cant go wrong.
Yup! My 159 Rome Garage rocker is on the low end of the price scale, around $250-$300 new. (I won mine.) . It's Holding up to dweebs and dipshits in the lift line dinging my shit quite well. No complaints about base or topsheet damage. Don't recall seeing any "My new boards fallin' apart" threads here either!

My 163 Arbor otoh, while a very high priced, high end board? ($590 new,). Is holding up well in general quality wise but,.. the topsheet ion it is quite the delicate little flower. Shows every nick from being bumped in line and I've had to epoxy the topsheet edges in a few places cuz it'll peel back fairly easily. Can't just jam the nose in the snow to stand it up.

...and while I'm risking a "FanBoi" label around here for saying this, my Carbonium covered 157 NS Proto's damn near bullet proof! (...but it's also on the high end price wise!)

Btw, I ride all of those at 240+. Even ridden some 12-20" POW with 'em. So if you really like the "surfy" quick response feel. 160+ might be a little long for your type of riding.
06-05-2014 03:46 PM
Steezus Christ its more to do with the model of the board rather than the company. sure there are some companies that produce higher end boards but they may also produce a lot of shit boards. its hard to generalize a company like that and i dont understand why people do it. for the most part if u stick with the more renowned manufacturers u cant go wrong.
06-05-2014 11:42 AM
alxmlr789
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Originally Posted by Simon Birch View Post
Some other great choices not mentioned are
Salomon Snowboards Man's Board
NS Proto
Lib Tech makes several boards you would like
Rome Artifact
Captia BSOD (directional)
Yes PYL (directional)
NS Cobra (directional)
if you want a stiff directional look at the NS Raptor
Thanks for all the recommendations guys.

Is there any brand that is higher quality than another? More R&D...designed by riders...stuff like that?

I usually go with the "you get what you pay for" rule and money isn't much of a factor for me here.
06-04-2014 04:56 PM
Simon Birch Some other great choices not mentioned are
Salomon Snowboards Man's Board
NS Proto
Lib Tech makes several boards you would like
Rome Artifact
Captia BSOD (directional)
Yes PYL (directional)
NS Cobra (directional)
if you want a stiff directional look at the NS Raptor
06-04-2014 02:10 PM
Justin
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Originally Posted by RidePC View Post
Rome Agent Rocker is a great do everything board. Reasonably priced as well.
Rome Agent Rocker Snowboard | Men's Snowboards | Snowboards | Darkside Snowboard Shop
06-04-2014 11:55 AM
RidePC Rome Agent Rocker is a great do everything board. Reasonably priced as well.
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