Joined: Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:55 pm Posts: 44 Location: Squaw Valley
I don't entirely trust Rome's construction. I have broken two, and I new two other people who had broken their boards. This was about five years ago, so I don't know if that has changed at all. Also these were all broken while riding park, but then again I have never broken any other boards riding park. They are really good about warranties, but I just would hate to have issues with a board while in the backcountry.
I owned a 165 for about 3 times out. It wasn't for me. Keep in mind I'm a bigger guy 6' 190-ish Dam beer I didn't like how it's "early rise" tip... sank pretty early on a deep skin, but like I said.. I'm a big Polish bastard. A total reverse camber like the Zephyr is what I prefer.
I sold it to a friend who loves it. I think Romes a great company, and like many others... new to the split game. Try one out and see what you think.
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just saw this post and hopefully it's not too late. If nothing else, hope this might help others next year. I have mine since Jan this year (2012). I'm guessing I had about 70 days of riding on it so far. it's a super fun board to ride; flexy, responsive and light. I do agree that it can be a bit stiffer overall. I weight about 165 and size 162 board floats fine for me on AK powder. Only issue I have, which is a big one, is that the construction is less than ideal. The base near the edges has deformed, and the gap between the boards widen (see pics below). But hey, I know it's not a Venture. Other than the constructions, I'm happy with the board. it's the funnest board I have.