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Like any good homemade prison weapon, the Rome Shiv will make your life infinitely more enjoyable. Rome built the Shiv to a make a good park rider great, and a great park rider pretty much unstoppable. By using a good old-fashioned wood core for smooth, predictable flex and a 4mm bamboo rod instead of a carbon stringer for pop, plenty of pop, Rome created a board that's light, flexible, poppy, and eco-friendlier than most.

The folks at Rome laid up the Shiv with tried-and-true wood laid tip-to-tail. This gives the Shiv a flexible, park-friendly feel. It then added 4mm bamboo 'Bambooster' rods at the tip and tail to stiffen them up a bit while leaving the soft flex between the bindings for added pop with a playful feel. Rome also added two additional mid-board contact points between offset sidecuts for added high-speed edge control or to make the board feel shorter and more playful at low speed.

The Shiv uses Rome's 3D concave No-Hang-Ups flat profile. The board is flat underfoot and between the bindings. The nose and tail are spoon-shaped to ensure zero edges caught—so spin to your heart's content. The base is Rome's extruded XTRD base, which provides durability and makes repairs easy. The StraightBiax laminate optimizes the board's smooth flex for a playful feel. Finally, Rome added Butterout Zones, which are elongated, mellow edge curves for a forgiving ride and better control on rails.

  • No hang-ups flat profile with rockered tip and tail
  • True twin shape
  • Butterout transition zones
  • Elongated, mellow edge curve
  • Bambooster Centerline stringer
  • Full wood core
  • XTRD extruded base
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The Shiv is the definition of getting bang for your buck, especially if you're a park rat. The No Hang-Ups Rocker is perfect for hitting rails or saving sketchy landings. The XTRD extruded base is super durable for taking it to the streets, plus the Bambooster Centerline stringer adds tons of pop for ollieing any and all "Slow" signs.