Josh N.

Josh N.

Josh N.

Josh N.wrote a review of on November 13, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 167 lbs
Size Purchased: large

CLWR is destined to blow up. The fit, finish and quality of this 20k fully taped super tech jacket surprised the hell out of me. The swedish steeze in the fit is fresh and I dig it.

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Josh N.

Josh N.wrote a review of on November 13, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 167 lbs
Size Purchased: large

Sure its another micro puff ultralight. But the fit is spot on and the reversible color ways are both really cool. I switch it up a bunch. It also works as a perfect insulator with my Rome merino wool hooded first layer and clwr outerwear

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Josh N.wrote a review of on November 13, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

ITs a bad ass snowboard, the legend, the board that made Rome. The Agent! Its a spitboard, great access, easy to maneuver, go anywhere.
Its cheap. Seriously, its less than it should be and less than its competitors. So, why doesn't everyone already have one? The beauty of a split board is when you turn it into "skis" its still a snowboard. As a snowboard, you can't beat a Rome Agent.

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Josh N.wrote a review of on November 13, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I loved my dual boa dayglo funky print boots that last a season if I'm lucky from a mother brand we won't get into, until the boa dial popped off on one and cable broke on the other. While at boldface interior bc, with no way to repair them. I then decided to take a step back and search for a boot with more important features that matter. Vibram sole. Laced exterior with lace locks and "D rings". Stuff resistant full grain real leather, a tread pattern designed to be in the mountains rather than the escalator. I still have some animosity about the boa liner interface, but unlike an exterior mounted boa looking for something to get caught on and break, the interior one is completely protected by the tongue of the boot. The flex pattern is just right, there is a really mellow break in that is then just complimented by the high quality build of the boot. Its kind of a shame too in the sense that when you compare this boot to other in the same price range, theres no way Rome can be making any money off of this thing, which is a shame as this is the boot that all others should be modeled after.

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Josh N.wrote a review of on November 13, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I had the opportunity to spend a few days on this board in Niseko Japan last year. I already own the white mountain division which I love but always felt it was just a little too soft. The 2016 mtn division is just right. I'm 5'11" and loved the 159 so much I am looking forward to spending most of the season on it this year. The thing that surprised me the most is just how fun and playful the board is for resort riding with the camber profile that is totally designed and clearly excels in powder. The Mtn. Division popularity isn't near that of the Agent or the Mod, simply as its new to the line, but I think Rome just created a new board line that is every bit the big mountain slayer that the Jones flagship and Venture boards have come to be known as. Im stoked to ride this board at Crested Butte this season as I think its the absolute perfect board for that type of mountain.

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Josh N.

Josh N.wrote a review of on November 13, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

There is no doubt in my mind that the Katana is the best binding design to date. Super high quality build fit and finish and customization that really allows the rider to adjust not only the fit but also the real world flexibility and stiffness. I also really like the idea that the binding has three separate areas that are all seamlessly integrated rather than two like most bindings. What I'm talking about is the baseplate hellcat and highjack all have their own adjustability but without excess hardware and failure points. This is achieved by a really well thought out design that allows the rider to mount the baseplate where it should be, put the heelcup where it should be and rotate the highjack to where it should be all while maintaining an ultralight feel and priced far less than similar weight and worse built competitors.

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Josh N.wrote a review of on November 13, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

There is no doubt in my mind that the Katana is the best binding design to date. But the halloween bling just isn't my thing. Pictures don't really do justice to how pretty these things are between gloss and matte accents, super high quality build fit and finish and customization that really allows the rider to adjust not only the fit but also the real world flexibility and stiffness. I also really like the idea that the binding has three separate areas that are all seamlessly integrated rather than two like most bindings. What I'm talking about is the baseplate hellcat and highjack all have their own adjustability but without excess hardware and failure points. This is achieved by a really well thought out design that allows the rider to mount the baseplate where it should be, put the heelcup where it should be and rotate the highjack to where it should be all while maintaining an ultralight feel and priced far less than similar weight and worse built competitors.

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Josh N.wrote a review of on November 13, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

My quiver has grown to shameless heights over the last few years. Powder boards, split boards, and shaped customs etc. With that said. The mod rocker is my absolute favorite. I loved it in Niseko, Vail, Silverton, Brighton and Baldface. Why? Because it does everything well. I have always thought that the flat camber profile of the mod rocker is more deserving of its own name as its not really a rocker and its every bit as powerful as the mod camber. I remember being shocked by how it responded in super gnar tech steep rocky lines in Silverton, and how well it popped back up after stomping in 2+ feet in Beaver creek side country. It really is my go to.

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Josh N.wrote a review of on November 13, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The mod camber is the one board that does it all, from halfpipe comps to park laps, groomers to floating bottomless. If you are a legit ripper, this is the board you've been looking for. If you aren't sure, I would recommend the mod rocker as its a little more playful. This ultralight rocket of a board is perfectly designed, and balanced. ITs responsiveness is unmatched and its truly a board that can take someones riding to the next level.

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Josh N.wrote a review of on November 13, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Im a longtime VZ lover and had some animosity about this new style of frame at first. I was wrong! These are dope. The trudef lens is seriously the one for all. the frame works well with both my protect and my sandbox helmet and the style is nonstop. Treatyoself!

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Josh N.

Josh N.wrote a review of on September 1, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These may be the best value in the goggle game. Old school-ish frame style with contemporary sizing/fit. Quasar chrome may be the worlds most perfect lens, and the camp color way is dope. What else do you need? I run VZ Fishbowls most of the time with these in the warmer/park type days and have ended up reaching for these just as much because the comfort is just unmatched.

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Josh N.wrote a review of on September 1, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is the ideal board for Summit County Colorado, Brighton or Snowbird. It really does it all well. It holds an edge better than most anything on the hill, has a ton of pop and feels playful and forgiving. If you spend most of your season on a chairlift, this is the resort ride you've been looking for.

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review flagged as this dude is a fake - he is shilling for Rome. look at his review history. Click here to view.

Josh N.

Josh N.wrote a review of on September 1, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The Mod rocker really is deserving of its own name as its not really a "rocker" Its flat and powerful as f#$k. It is not very forgiving, but it will absolutely hold its own anywhere. It pops, floats, lands, is light as hell, looks really good and not everyone has (nor should they have) one. This board means business. If you aren't sure where/what your riding but you plan to get after it, this is the one. If you aren't sure what I'm trying to say, probably look into the also kick ass Agent Rocker.

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Josh N.wrote a review of on September 1, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Its not a park board, but the S camber style profile with the long rocker nose lets it be really playful on the firm stuff while the tail and profile allow it to be a beast when it needs to be. I have ridden this board in Japan, Silverton, Crested Butte and Utah. Its not my every day ride, but its the one I ride when it counts.

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Josh N.wrote a review of on September 1, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Not only is this thing super comfortable, its also dead reliable, and stiff enough to let a high quality triax and carbon board come alive. All too often you see people riding an expensive board with a binding far to soft to justify the advantages of a high end board. This is the binding that evens the playing field.

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Josh N.wrote a review of on December 13, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Its a shame I had never heard about the Katana, had never seen one in retail stores. Per a friends suggestion I picked up a pair. Now listen, I am not here to argue the quality of other brands high end binding, I am simply here to say, I don't need to. The Katana is lighter, cheaper, better designed, and more comfortable than anything on the market today. Better yet, its reliable too. There is just not another binding on the market that can claim all of those traits.

I am a Rome convert. I am drinking the kook-aid no doubt. But here's why.

Rome doesn't spend their money on fancy ads, videos, huge teams, Streetwear, ski's, bikes or any of the other crap some so called core brands do. They spend their money on product design and development. It shows. every single piece of equipment from them that I have ridden has outperformed my expectations, and the Katana is now literally and figuratively the cherry on the sunday.

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Josh N.wrote a review of on December 13, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

You don't know this board. You think you do, you've read the camber profile info, pop rods, sounds like, looks like whatever whatever. Mark my words. This is the board that will change the direction of snowboard design for years to come. It is different than anything you have ever ridden. It rides different, feels different, acts different, and all for the better. On paper this is the same board as it was last year, which was previously the best board I had ever ridden, somehow, this is better. I've ridden the $1000 plus boards, I have a quiver 10 deep with pow swivel sticks, SBX boards, Park boards, split boards Big mountain guns. The 2015 Mod rocker just made my quiver useless. It floats at Baldface, it Jibs at Breck, It lays ruts at Vail without new snow this year, Its lighter than hell, the base is as good as it gets, the finish is beautiful, and like I said before. This board will change everything new for years to come. Yesterday I put a buddy on mine, the first 1/4 mile, he was staring at the ground trying to figure it out. By the bottom he was BOMBING unlike I had ever seen him do, and didn't want to give it back. In summary. Stop shopping, buy this board, thank me later.

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