Brad Gobdel

Brad Gobdel

I live in Denver and mainly ride Loveland and Vail

Brad Gobdel's Passions

Snowboarding
Biking

Brad Gobdel's Bio

Current set up:
Rome Mod Rocker 159
Rome 390 Boss Binding
Rome Bodega Boot
Von Zipper Fishbowl or El Kabong Goggles
Rome Index gloves
Airhole Facemasks

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Brad Gobdel

Brad Gobdel wrote a review of on November 11, 2014

5 5

I've had the Beats Pill for about a year and thought it sounded good until I got a Boombotix Rex. The Rex sounds better than the Pill and is way, way louder. For how good it sounds, I can't believe it is only $60. Since it is weatherproof I don't really have to worry about dropping it. I was always so careful with the Beats that I would forget to take it with me on trips or camping.
Right when I got it, I clipped it to my pocket and took my dog for a long walk. The clip was super solid and I barely even noticed I was wearing it after a few minutes.
It is super rugged and portable and I can't wait to test it out with my bike (I bought the bike mount as well.) Overall, I am very happy with my new little speaker.

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Brad Gobdel

Brad Gobdel wrote a review of on October 22, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is simply the best binding I've ever owned. There are no gimmicks or wacky tech. Just a super solid binding that has tons of adjustability and feels great right out of the box. The straps are amazing. I barely even feel them when on my foot. The beauty of the 390 boss is the aluminum heel cup matched with the plastic baseplate. The aluminum gives you tremendous energy transfer and the baseplate gives you great board feel. The best of both worlds. On top of a great fit and function Rome now offers a LIFETIME Warranty on the entire binding. Not just the baseplates...everything.

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Brad Gobdel

Brad Gobdel wrote a review of on October 22, 2014

5 5

There is a reason the Artifact rocker has been in the Rome line for so long....it one of the best park/rail boards out there. This year the Artifact Rocker has a great new tip and tail shape to help reduce swing weight and some new tech in the Rebound Sidewalls. The rebound sidewall is an elastic material that helps absorb impact on rails and concrete...the stuff is amazing. Mix that with the Impact base, and Impact edges and you have a solid rail and street board.

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Brad Gobdel wrote a review of on October 22, 2014

5 5

There is a reason the Artifact Rocker has been in the Rome line for so long....it one of the best park/rail boards out there. This year the Artifact Rocker has a great new tip and tail shape to help reduce swing weight and some new tech in the Rebound Sidewalls. The rebound sidewall is an elastic material that helps absorb impact on rails and concrete...the stuff is amazing. Mix that with the Impact base, and Impact edges and you have a solid rail and street board.

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Brad Gobdel wrote a review of on October 22, 2014

5 5

This fun, soft cambered board is the choice of all the street rail pros on the Rome team. This year the Artifact has a great new tip and tail shape to help reduce swing weight and some new tech in the Rebound Sidewalls. The rebound sidewall is an elastic material that helps absorb impact on rails and concrete...the stuff is amazing. Mix that with the Impact base, and Impact edges and you have a solid rail and street board.

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Brad Gobdel wrote a review of on October 16, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The Anthem is the best of what I call a traditional snowboard. It is a lightweight and powerful cambered board. If you are looking to rip down steep lines and leave your friends behind, then this is the board for you. It is a hard charging machine that eats up everything it its path. It can also be very nimble when you need it to be and make quick turns in tight spots. Overall, the Anthem is an outstanding all mountain snowboard.

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Brad Gobdel wrote a review of on October 1, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Let me start by saying that I was in love with my old Mod Rocker, and didn't think it could be any better. But I am the first to admit, that I was wrong. The mad scientists at Rome somehow made my favorite board of all time, even better. I started riding this newly shaped Mod Rocker back in January and never looked back. The new shape with a longer flat zone just felt so right in all conditions. No joke. Hardpack- Killed it. Powder- effortless float. Jumps- tons of landing gear. I'll be the first to admit that I am not blessed with the gift of pop, but these new Turbo Rods had my back in a big way. I can't say enough about this new Mod Rocker other than it is the best all around snowboard I've ever ridden...again.

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Brad Gobdel

Brad Gobdel wrote a review of on October 1, 2014

5 5

I finally got around to putting together my split set up last spring and am kicking myself for not doing it sooner. I paired the Rome Whiteroom with the Sparks Magneto bindings and couldn't be happier. The Whiteroom felt effortless right away. Having never ridden a split board before, I wasn't sure what to expect, but the Whiteroom was incredibly fun to ride. The Powder S profile of the board handled insanely well on spring snow and I can only imagine it in powder. The board was very powerful and poppy, yet very nimble and fun at the same time. If you are looking for an all mountain splitboard....I think you've found it.

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Brad Gobdel wrote a review of on September 25, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Whoever said there is no such thing as a free lunch, never saw the VZ x Stance colab. You get VZ's killer goggle and the most comfy snowboard/ski socks on the planet for free. Stoked.

PLEASE NOTE: The original Feenom replacement lenses will not fit on the Feenom NLS. The NLS is a totally new design.

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Brad Gobdel wrote a review of on September 25, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

VZ has taken the original Feenom to the next level.
I started wearing these last January and was very impressed with the fit and vision of these goggles. The older Feenom pinched my nose a little bit, but the new Feenom NLS fits over my big beak nicely. VZ made a few other improvements too: about 10% more peripheral vision, better hinges and better venting than the original Feenom. VZ also added a goggle bag with a lens pouch into ever goggle. The NLS is my new go-to goggle for all conditions.
PLEASE NOTE: the original Feenom replacement lenses will NOT fit the Feenom NLS. The NLS is a totally new frame.

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Brad Gobdel wrote a review of on September 8, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've ridden the 159 and 163 Mtn Div boards and all I can say is I can't wait to get back on these boards. I took the 163 to Canada last year and rode some of the deepest snow of my life. I've never had a board that could ride small when you needed to make tight turns, yet run long in wide open situations. This thing also has tons of landing gear. The Turbo Rods in the tail snap you out of turns and stand you up on landings.
This isn't just a pow board. The camber profile allows you to rip all over the mountain.

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