Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums - Reply to Topic
Thread: Advice on Rome Vinyl Reply to Thread
Title:
Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 
   

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

  Topic Review (Newest First)
02-14-2008 01:13 AM
Dizzee Nah, I got it at REI, but seeing as I'm from the UK, where the prices for gear are insane (the Vinyl retails for around $600!!!), it's a pretty sweet deal in my book!
Thanks for your advice, I am still going to try it out this weekend, and will see how it goes (REI are brilliant on their returns policy). Ron at Rome said that it should be fine, just that I might lose a bit of stability at high speed, but I'm a bit of wuss when it comes to going very fast... for the moment anyways!
02-13-2008 09:34 PM
bufo My girlfriend went from a Ride Solace 142 to a Vinyl 146, and she loves the new board. She says it's much more stable. I'm not sure if it's mostly the board that made the difference or the size. She weighs a little less than you... at 118lbs. I recommend getting the 146 or even the 149.

REI is selling it for $249. Did you get a better deal?
02-12-2008 11:34 AM
Dizzee I'll try it out this weekend, if it sucks, or could suck in the future, shall most definitely return it.
02-12-2008 11:26 AM
Dizzee Thanks dmoss! I think you might be right.
02-12-2008 10:01 AM
dmoss um...size matters...

Not sure what kind of riding you are doing or where you are doing it, but if you are outside the weight range spec'd for the board than it is probably too small

My guess is that it would be no good for any powder riding and might actually hold you back from progressing as a rider over time...if a board is too small it will mush out...

From another site...

"Your weight is the main factor when determining what size snowboard you should buy, height also comes into it but only to an extent. The other factors which determines the length of board you buy is the type of riding you do ie freestyle, freeriding, powder or a bit of everything and also to a lesser extent the level of riding you are at. As if you are a beginner rider its always better to go for a board on the short side as its easier to control and progress on..."
02-12-2008 02:58 AM
Dizzee
Advice on Rome Vinyl

Evening all!
I just got a good deal on a Rome Vinyl 143, but I'm slightly worried about the size. I'm 5'3 and weigh 125. Do you think it's too small? The Rome websites states the weight range from 70 to 110, and the shop will take it back if I'm not completely satisfied... Grrr! Have I put my foot in it?
Thank you for you help guys!

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome