Do you hear it? The soft but urgent voice. The one that says ‘call out tomorrow, it’s gonna be deep.’ The method to our madness. The guiding principle. The light at the end of the tunnel. The unrelenting motive to couchsurf and live out of a board bag for weeks on end. The drive to study forecasts for distant mountain ranges. To build backyard parks. To shovel staircases no one has walked in years and mind surf every surface in sight. The pursuit is what gives meaning to otherwise blank hillsides. What makes your pulse quicken when you see an untouched powder field, a perfect down rail, a natural transition.
Since 2001, the Rome Snowboard Design Syndicate has been guided by this voice. This unrelenting urge to create, to hike back up, to try something different, to talk with a random boarder in the lift line. Rooted in a collective culture of boarding, the SDS will always be guided by this pursuit.
‘Til the last patch melts, the edges rust off and the chairs stop spinning.
All Ways Down.
KEY CHARACTERISTICS: Adjustable AF, surfy, dynamic
PREFERRED TERRAIN: Absolut Park, Mt Baker, the public park at Timberline and tweaking crails at Brighton
MAIN FEATURES: AsymWrap Platform, PivotMount Max, ProFlex ankle straps powered by AuxTech, DuraCush SubBase Pads
MUSEKEY CHARACTERISTICS: Sonnet worthy versatility
PREFERRED TERRAIN: Lapping Milly at Brighton, harvesting dawn corduroy, crewing up at Big Bear and tweaking through the jump line
LENGTHS: 140, 143, 146, 149, 152
SHAPE: Directional Twin
PROFILE: Fusion Camber
LIBERTINE HYBRID BOAKEY CHARACTERISTICS: Rugged, durable, supportive
PREFERRED TERRAIN: Setting the bootpack at Bridger Bowl, stomping deep landings at Killington and ripping sidehits all-season at Les Deux Alpes
MAIN FEATURES: Hybrid heel lock BOA with TX3 laces, Ultralon F.I.T. Liner, GripLight Outsole with Vibram Icetrek 2.0, DuraFit Shell