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  • #576128
    mtromb
    8 Posts

    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?

    #650151
    jayb
    22 Posts

    Had one at the start of the year. great board but a little softer than i expected so i soild it.

    #650152
    mtromb
    8 Posts

    thanks jayb,
    mind if I ask your height/weight

    #650153
    grubbers
    150 Posts

    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.

    #650154
    mtromb
    8 Posts

    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.

    #650155
    802smuggler
    369 Posts

    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?

    #650156
    mtromb
    8 Posts

    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.

    #650157
    Tophervw
    203 Posts

    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….

    #650158

    @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?

    #650159
    hockeyfan1500
    3 Posts

    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.

    #650160
    bcall8
    125 Posts

    @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.

    #650161
    earthsurfing
    144 Posts

    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!!!

    #650162

    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)

    Cheers

    #650163
    dishwasher-dave
    460 Posts

    I’ve ridden the 12-13 162 WR about a season. I’m about 145lbs w/o pack and gear.

    I think it’s a worthy ride. The nose stays up well in pow although I might like another mm or two of nose height for super deep days (for skinning as much as riding). It does fine in corn and crap conditions. It’s definitely on the light end of the spectrum which I like but I imagine it isn’t as damp as some folks prefer. The light weight is absolutely awesome for the way up. For me it’s a little bit stiff but not so much that I can’t bend it and dork around a little. In split mode it skies decently, I think the camber towards the tail is helpful when I’m leaning too far back while skiing.

    I think the 62 is the right size for me although the 58 or 65 would be fine. Those weight ranges are pretty general recommendations. I don’t consider it a crazy shape that might warrant a huge departure from what you normally ride.

    #650164
    provotrout
    130 Posts

    first day out on the 165 2012 whiteroom. Very impressed with the board so far. Breaking trail was no problem with the soft rockered nose. It’s the biggest board I’ve ridden in 16 years of boarding and it felt a lot smaller than its actual size. Surprisingly nimble and still responsive pop. Definitely dig it.

    Downside is the hooks.. don’t work so well with karakoram bindings.

    But yeah, I rode soft pow, mank, icy crap and a 3 mile cat track on it.. super smooth board love the feel. I have a Chimera coming and it’s gonna be tough to put down the Rome.

    Also, hit a lot of fallen trees as coverage was low. No rocks just branches and stumps. The base is primo, no issues. Overall an excellent first impression. We’ll see about the durability others have noted on Rome boards but the sidewall construction and tight fit&finish have me confident.

    fwiw I’m about 210lbs w gear

    #650165
    provotrout
    130 Posts

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    #650166
    hambone
    27 Posts

    hi, just trying to clarify what you are saying about the whiteroom and karakoram bindings…
    do they not work well together or do you just need to switch the chinese hooks for k-clips?
    still loving the board?

    #650167
    provotrout
    130 Posts

    @hambone wrote:

    hi, just trying to clarify what you are saying about the whiteroom and karakoram bindings…
    do they not work well together or do you just need to switch the chinese hooks for k-clips?
    still loving the board?

    they don’t work well with chinese hooks, switch to k-clips. Haven’t ridden the w/r much since December, riding my other board a lot. My thoughts on the board are generally positive. It’s a fun ride, good float and maneuverability that makes it feel like a 158 or 160, lightweight, definitely a backcountry style ride. Downside is quality of the materials imo, though the wear I’ve been unhappy with is cosmetic (topsheet).

    #650168
    hambone
    27 Posts

    wouls love to hear some more reviews on the whiteroom if anyone has more time on one

    #650169
    mutantvan
    24 Posts

    Second season on the WR. 165. Season one included corn snow on St Helen’s and Rainier. As expected later in the day, bottom was slushy. Initiating turns was a little touchy on icey or slushy surface. Corn was a hoot! Skinning was also worrisome but everyone was in the same shape. I bought some crampons for next time. No screwing around!
    Ridden in some good powder and broken pow in Feb this year( Terrible early season in the NW) and the board is awesome in the soft snow. The top is taking some wear on the rear inside while skinning. I will try to protect it some with some tape for now. I think that would be normal for me on any board.
    I like it.

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