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Old 08-10-2008, 09:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Review: Rome Slash 158/390's/Salomon F22/Burton Ronin 2L jacket

Hi Everyone -

As I've posted a few questions to people on this forum regarding gear, I thought the least I could do was give you a run down of my new set-up. All things reviewed here at the 2008 models, as 2009 stuff is not available in Australia yet.

Rome Slash 158: This board is pretty sick...It feels really nice under foot, and shreds the whole mountain. It has a decent amount of flex, enough or buttering and the like, but it wasn't to chattery at high speeds. Handles smooth groomers very well with a good amount of edge hold. It doesn't perform on the mountain like a freeride board, but its good enough to ride the whole thing. In the park it went well, plenty of pop when I gave it some. It also spun very well, and I was landing tricks on it that I just could do before.

Gave it a bit of a run in the powder yesterday. I think the board performed pretty well, floated nicely. I think whatever difficulties I was having had more to do with my lack of skills rather than the board!

Rome 390's: These bindings are comfy as. I didn't have one problem the whole time. They are great. It is a little flexy, but not over the top...It still had enough response to ride the mountain.

My only problem is the weight when combined with the Slash. I thought it was a little heavy to lift, but under foot I didn't notice it at all. The setup is definatly heavier than my old Nitro Team/Missions setup, however it feels a lot sturdier under foot.

Salomon F22 boots: These boots are awesome. Simply the best boots I've ever had. They are perfect for a guy with skinny feet. Not once did I complain about heel lift, because there isn't any. They took a good 3 days to break in...but by the afternoon of the 3rd day they were flexing and riding well. The speed lacing system is AWESOME, so fast and easy. They are a small profile boot, so I actually had to change the setting on my bindings back to a more "normal" level, so i had less toe/heel drag than I've had in the past.

Burton Ronin 2L Jacket: This thing is sick. I rode in pretty terrible weather over the weekend, snow, wind etc...and it took them all laughing.. Its super waterproof, I rode all day in snow, and the jacket was bone dry at the end of the day. I wouldn't say its the warmest jacket ever, but works brillantly as a shell with a couple layers underneath. I'm totally impressed with it!

Any questions just ask!

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Old 08-10-2008, 10:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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im thinking about getting slash but i worried itll be a bit too wide. what size boot do you have
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Old 08-10-2008, 10:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have a size 12 F22, which has a smaller footprint than a Burton or 32.

The Rome Agent is the normal width version of the Slash. My mate has a Agent 160 with size 12 Hails, its probably a bit to skinny for him.
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Old 08-10-2008, 10:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i have 11 and half so im a little too big for a regular but my last board was a wide and i hated it. i put a slash and 390's on layaway and im paying it off. ive just had some second thoughts recently
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Old 08-10-2008, 10:22 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by briand505 View Post
i have 11 and half so im a little too big for a regular but my last board was a wide and i hated it. i put a slash and 390's on layaway and im paying it off. ive just had some second thoughts recently
Dude don't stress its a sick set-up.

Size 11.5 will be awesome on a slash, perfect width for you.
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Old 08-10-2008, 10:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
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thanks i feel a lot better. im pumped for this season
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