2012 Rome SDS Postermania
A test run with Rome Snowboard's newest all-mountain machine
As a nod to those snow-starved few still counting down the days till the first winter storm, we've got a sneak peek at Rome SDS' 2012 Postermania from a recent trip to Mt. Hood, Oregon. The generous folks at Windells Snowboard Camp provided a variable playground to aid in testing and after a few laps, I was really digging the Reverse-Free Camber Rocker board. Flat between the bindings and reverse camber on the tip and tail give this all-mountain machine a fun, loose feel.
With loads of pop and a natural buttery ride, the Postermania's QuickRip Sidecut Technology responded equally well holding an edge at high speed and performing tricks in Windells' rail and jump sections. Although the combination camber has a slightly squirrely feel it's more fun than not, and will definitely help float in powder once winter rolls around. Overall, I'd say the Postermania will be best for advanced riders looking to gain a bit of ground in the park and side country this upcoming season.
Rome SDS' Postermania comes in nine sizes with three longer lengths available in a wide option. An added bonus, the graphics this year are so rad you'll want to store this board in your living room instead of hiding it in the garage. Dropping this Fall, look to Rome SDS or Tactics to snag one soon for around $430.