I have had no problem with Rome, I have 4 of them, you can say I am a fan. I have been snowboarding for 18 years and the AGENT is the best board I have ever ridden, if I could only own one board ever again it would be the agent. Great for park, freeriding, pipe, and powder, there are specific boards for each terrain but do you want to go up to the hill and carry all 5 boards NO, just buy and Agent and kill it all. NUF SAID, oh yeah and Rome is a kick ass company....Burton is lame. Free your mind, dont drink the koolaid, nike is no fun, dont do it!