Rome Buckshot

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According to several testers, the Buckshot is the perfect meeting place between a park ripper and an all-mountain shredder. The soft waist flex made it a fun, forgiving ride, with sidewalls damp enough to absorb most bumps and with a traditional camber profile that inspired confidence through beat-up, frozen mank. Some expected more rebound from the bamboo stringer in the core to really pop out of presses, although the pressing itself was a cakewalk. “Give me more pep in the step, bounce for the ounce,” one tester suggested. Another said that if it weren’t for the soft, playful flex, the mellow sidecut would make turning in a pinch more difficult. That “mellow sidecut” was said to improve smooth edge tracking through carves but also slow down edge-to-edge transitions. “Not the quickest to turn, but does so when you need it to,” one claimed. All testers liked the playfulness for flatground tricks and a few confirmed that as long as they concluded hang time with weight mostly centered, they didn’t wheelie out. “Too soft between the bindings,” one said. Another said, “Give the waist the same mid-flex found in the nose and tail and it’ll be perfect,” then added, “But for the everyday rail rider, it’s on point.” For a board Rome calls their newest park offering, it railed turns like a screechin’ bastard.

Sizes: 147, 151, 155

Length (cm) – Sidecut Radius (m) – Waist Width (cm)

147 – 7.13 – 25.2
151 – 7.49 – 25.4
155 – 7.81 – 25.6

Flex: 6/10

Camber: Stay Positive (Camber throughout.)

(Flex is not standardized and differs by brand. The rating here is the best estimate of
the board’s flex.)

(Sidecut Radius: Assuming a board 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: $480.00
Brand Name

Rome

Product Type
Style

Park

Gender

Mens

Length

147, 151, 155

Sidecut

Length (cm) – Sidecut Radius (m) – Waist Width (cm)

Manufacturers URL

http://www.romesnowboards.com

Rad-Bad

Tester Quote: “For a board Rome calls their newest park offering, it railed turns like a screechin’ bastard.”

Product Showroom

No

Tested-Approved

No

Good Wood

Yes

Bang For Your Buck

No

Featured-product

NO

Guide Year

2017

Gallery ID

1000303674

Tester Quote: "For a board Rome calls their newest park offering, it railed turns like a screechin’ bastard."

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