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Old 01-09-2008, 10:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ok, so I've got a choice between two boards that I may buy, and i need some advice from someone that knows about them, or has ridden either before;

2008 Rome Manual or the 2007 Rome Flag

The manual is slightly cheaper, can be had right away, and its this year's model BUT its not as 'good' as the Flag. The Flag is a 'better' board (its a more expensive model on Rome's website, and has more features), BUT is last year's model, might cost a little more, and I'll have to wait to get it.

I'm looking for an mountain board, and both of these cost about $400... how many changes have their been between seasons? Is the Manual better than an 'old' Flag?

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Old 01-10-2008, 01:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I ride last years flag and bought it this year. The thing shreds...super quick to the edges, nice pop off the tail softer nose which has floated well in the east coast pow though yet to test it out west (Will do so in 2 weeks though). The biggest difference between the two boards is going to be the aggressiveness of the sidecut and the bases. The Flag has a more aggressive sidecut to make the turn initiation super quick and powerful, it also has a very, very fast Sintered base. The Manual has a more mellow sidecut to make the turn initiation a bit more mellow and easier, it also has a slower extruded base.

Look at it like this do you want the Cobalt SS or Corvette? Both are good, fun and made great, but one just takes it to the next level
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^ Wicked review, thanks man... BUT I was at my local shop looking for the all-mountain board I wanted and I got a kick-ass deal on a Nitro MFM board...

I ideally wanted it strictly for riding all mountain, but now that I look at the specs online it says its mainly a park board?! its directional, and a 157 wide, with a sintered base, so I think it'll do the job. My Option Icon 154 will remain to be my "try new tricks, and attept rails and jibs" board, but this one will be my 'ride all day' board.

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Old 01-14-2008, 12:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The MFM is a nice deck for sure. It is going to be closer in comparison to say the Agent/Slash from Rome. It's an all mountain freestyle type board... all mountain because it's directional but freestyle because it's flex is a bit softer than a true mountain board like the flag/anthem

If you got a good deal than you did well! If you were bigger I'd let you ride the Flag at the East Coast meet, but I ride a 168 so you wouldn't be able to tell from that anyway
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