Rome’s new Blur model smears the lines of what’s possible with its powerful, high-end design. This directional deck comes comprised with Rome’s lightest core and a flyweight sheath of hybrid carbon fiber laminates to make it highly responsive and reactive. All of these ingredients put into a positive camber profile also make it motor as one tester clucked, “Camber under the feet made it stable at fast paces. Good pop when popping over stumps and big old bumps.” Another tester piped, “This is the best Rome board I’ve ridden in the past decade.” Another described the feel as, “a beauty ride right here. Straight-up camber with a nice medium flex that’s bolstered by those snappy carbon rods. It really busted through the slop and held a solid edge.” The Blur is more on the freeride and powder side of things with its directional shape and stiffer flex, but that doesn’t mean you can’t loft it or ride it switch. Our testers claimed it was everything from “extremely stable and trusty in fast runouts” to “a sexy smooth ride with quick edge transitions and an even flex throughout,” and “I could dig into turns and lay down hands on Euro carves.” For aggressive riders looking to tear down the mountain, focus on the Blur.
Length (cm) – Sidecut Radius (m) – Waist Width (cm)
156 – 7.88 – 25.3
159 – 7.99 – 25.4
162 – 8.1 – 25.5
Camber: Hybrid Stay Positive—the responsive pop of camber through most of the running length with a small touch of rocker at the contact points.
(Flex is not standardized and differs by brand. The rating here is the best estimate of
the board’s flex.)
(Sidecut Radius: If you arced the tightest turn possible to make a complete circle, the sidecut radius would be the distance between the direct center of that circle and its rim, in meters. A board with a deeper sidecut would have a smaller radius and would generally make tighter turns. As the radius number increases, a board can be expected to make wider turns. Multiple numbers on the same length board means the radius is blended.)