Rome Blur

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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

Flex: 8/10

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.)

Price: $580.00
Brand Name

Rome

Product Type
Style

All Mountain

Gender

Mens

Length

156, 159, 162

Camber

Hybrid Stay Positive (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 estimat

Flex

8/10

Sidecut

Length (cm) – Sidecut Radius (m) – Waist Width (cm) 156 – 7.88 – 25.3 159 – 7.99 – 25.4 162 – 8.1 – 25.5

Manufacturers URL

http://www.romesnowboards.com

Rad-Bad

Tester Quote: “Super stable without totally sacrificing playfulness. For riders who primarily charge hard but also play around on side hits.”

Product Showroom

No

Tested-Approved

No

Good Wood

Yes

Bang For Your Buck

No

Featured-product

NO

Guide Year

2017

Gallery ID

1000303701

Tester Quote: “Super stable without totally sacrificing playfulness. For riders who primarily charge hard but also play around on side hits.”

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With hundreds of snowboards out there, how do you pick the best deck perfectly suited to the way you ride? Drop into our 2016-2017 Good Wood Board Test for the winning snowboards of the season. Our 30 unique testers spent eight days riding and rating more than 300 boards at Carinthia Parks of Mount Snow, Vermont, and the pistes and glades of Aspen Mountain, Colorado, and came to the consensus that these are the best boards. Each tester rides differently, so there's something to be said when a board stokes all who tried it. We've done away with the old price groupings and instead highlighted the two top-scoring boards in each category with the lowest prices and awarded them “Bang for your Buck” badges of approval. Now in its 18th year, our TransWorld SNOWboarding Good Wood test is the longest running and most prestigious board test on the planet.

How The Boards Are Scored

Shortly after shredding laps on each board, our testers input scores for different characteristics that measure each deck on a sliding scale. The Park and All-Mountain scorecards each have different criteria to pinpoint the strengths and weakness of each snowboard. We don't cut the boards open and examine the details, but the crew may have broken a deck or two… Go on, dive into the results and see all the winners.