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Old 07-24-2008, 03:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New gear setup for mostly park. Advice...

I have been snowboarding for a few years now on a good salomon. I learned how to ride. When my edges are are good i can get pretty much anywhere. I cant do park at ALL. The board is not centered. Which i need. Because its not a park board at all. Spinning is so hard, heavy among other things. The board takes way to much. I have downhill skied my entire life and raced most of it. I know its nice to have the right gear. So im lookin for advice on just that.

Im 5'11, 150-155 lbs, got a 10.5, 10 boot. My current board is a 157 and its at my nose with boots on... Im lookin for a board and bindings right now.

I want a good park setup and that can take mountain if i want to. I dont expect it to be perfect but its nice to take a black every now and then.

Im lookin for bindings that just hold me down with little bulk on the binding. Im not to worried about weigth. I keep hearin about the 390's. Rome 390 Snowboard Binding - Free Shipping! from Dogfunk.com Ratchets only for me. i have never ridden a binding where the front strap is over your toe. Anyways i have been lookin at that link.

For my board i have been lookin at more rome. I have been lookin on the web but im unsure. I saw a review in these forums on the rome graft, excellent review on what im lookin in a board, but a 151 seems to small. Although i havent ridden a 151. 153 sounds nice... if they came in that size. Any good board im in really. Im goin to look at a few board shops soon. I would like to test before i get to a mountain this year but i dont think i can.

thanks for any advice.
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Old 07-24-2008, 08:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I have heard nothing but good things about Rome boards. I bought a Rome Agent on clearance but haven't gotten a chance to ride it because the snow quickly disappeared. Graft is the same as the Agent, but geared towards park while the Agent is all-mountain. I would suggest contacting Rome directly through their website and ask them what size the recommend. They suggested I go with a 158 instead of the 160 I thought I would need (5'10", 190, 9.5 boot).
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You don't need a centered board to ride park thats just a fabled myth.
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Old 07-25-2008, 01:52 AM   #4 (permalink)
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thanks for the advice. i ended up picking a 154 agent with 390 bindings. lookin forward to winter.
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Old 07-25-2008, 07:18 AM   #5 (permalink)
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thanks for the advice. i ended up picking a 154 agent with 390 bindings. lookin forward to winter.
That's a killer setup. I also have an Agent, and can't really complain off it. Amazing board. Currently I have Burton custom bindings, But I plan to improve it to Rome 390's too.

GL with your new setup
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Old 07-27-2008, 06:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
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i just got myself a Rome Slash (wide version of the agent) 158 and 390's...I havnt taken it up the hill yet, but i like the flex and comfort of the bindings...cant wait to ride it!
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Old 07-31-2008, 06:57 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I have a few buds that rock Rome stuff and love it. Another one you can look at is Ride. I have a DH DFC with Flux Rising Sun Bindings, and I will tell you, it is a great set up. The board is extremely flexy, but stiff enough to hit kickers with. Board works great on rails and boxes. Hung up the first time I hit a box, but it was my own dumb fault. Everyone who has tried it loves it. Just something else to think about.
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