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 Post subject: any reviews on the rome white room?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:10 pm 
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Love the look of the 165, camber, and early rise nose.
Have not been on one, but would like to.

Any one have any time on one, anything to say?


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 Post subject: Re: any reviews on the rome white room?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:30 pm 
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Had one at the start of the year. great board but a little softer than i expected so i soild it.


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 Post subject: Re: any reviews on the rome white room?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:12 pm 
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thanks jayb,
mind if I ask your height/weight


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 Post subject: Re: any reviews on the rome white room?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 3:32 pm 
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Finally got my hands on one today at a shop. Build quality looks solid and I love the shape of the 162. However it was definitely a bit softer than I was expect it to be based off of the ol' "hold a board at the nose and push in at the middle" technique.


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 Post subject: Re: any reviews on the rome white room?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:31 am 
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thanks grubbers-
just got a sweet deal on the 2013 white room 165.
no word yet on if it is any different than the 2012.
will let ya know.


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 Post subject: Re: any reviews on the rome white room?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:16 am 
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Damn. New rome splits are looking sweet! What do I have to do to get my hands on the powder room for my better half?


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 Post subject: Re: any reviews on the rome white room?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:57 am 
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obviously a misleading post, sorry about that.
did get a lead on a 2013, (can't find the 2012) and hope it's on the way, but don't have a hook up.
fired up to ride it though, and the snow is finally on the way.
want to get my wife a powder room too, same great shape.


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 Post subject: Will post review soon
PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:41 am 
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I've a 2013 WR 165 on the way, hope to get out on it next weekend. I'll drop a few notes in this thread once I get out on it....

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 Post subject: Re: any reviews on the rome white room?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:01 pm 
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jayb wrote:
Had one at the start of the year. great board but a little softer than i expected so i soild it.


is this like splitting a board but in reverse?

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 Post subject: Re: any reviews on the rome white room?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:58 pm 
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If you are still looking for info, I have this board and have ridden it a little bit this season.

Its very soft. Ive ridden the Voile Mojo, the Venture Storm, and own the Venture Helix. Its way softer than the helix, the softest of those other boards i think.

I personally like soft boards, i ride in the trees, and i love long sweeping turns, so this board is absolutely perfect for me. Im not sure how it handles in hardpack though.

Not sure its a one and only board, but as part of a quiver it fits in the powder category nicely i think.


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 Post subject: Re: any reviews on the rome white room?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:42 pm 
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hockeyfan1500 wrote:
If you are still looking for info, I have this board and have ridden it a little bit this season.

Its very soft. Ive ridden the Voile Mojo, the Venture Storm, and own the Venture Helix. Its way softer than the helix, the softest of those other boards i think.

I personally like soft boards, i ride in the trees, and i love long sweeping turns, so this board is absolutely perfect for me. Im not sure how it handles in hardpack though.

Not sure its a one and only board, but as part of a quiver it fits in the powder category nicely i think.


I've been thinking about picking up the Whiteroom 65 this winter and was wondering how the powder s camber rides. Does it feel like a normal cambered board but with more float or does the rocker on the nose give it a different feel or make it respond differently?

All of my boards right now are made by Lib and Gnu. I love the rocker between the feet not only for the float but especially because it rails turns and is super responsive. I would like a Mervin split but I'm not a fan of the price or the models that they currently offer.

I'd love some more info on the Rome. Thanks in advance.


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 Post subject: Re: any reviews on the rome white room?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:03 pm 
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I haven't ridden it, but it's definitely a well rounded freestyle oriented shape and flex.

I have one in each size Brand new for $400 + ship if you decide you want it.

Ready for the snow!!!


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 Post subject: Re: any reviews on the rome white room?
PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 4:39 pm 
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Has anyone had any experience with this on variable/hardpack? I wish I could get a split for powder specifically, but what I have access to in New Zealand is mostly variable with collections in the right spots. I know company's ratings are totally subjective (and Rome's isn't even a number) but this is about 3/4 up their stiffness rating smack dab above "powerful" (same as the Mod Rocker which I've read is kinda stiff)

Also... anyone go with Rome's size recs, or have you just gotten the size you would normally for this board? The waist widths are on the bigger size (25.6 for a 158, 25.8 for a 162) and their weight rec seems a little skewed towards downsizing (135-200lbs for the 158). I'm 5'11, 165lbs w/size 10-10.5 boots and I would generally look for the low 160's for a board for this kind of use, but Rome's weight recommendations and waist width kinda suggest the 158...

I'm visiting California around xmas, so I want to end up going back with 2 shiny new toys (board + split specific bindings). I'm trying to decide between one of these, the Burton Freebird (does anyone have anything to say about this board's super small sidecut?), or paying someone to split my older but hardly used 165cm Option FreePlus that is in storage in California (so I can ride it when I visit)

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