The National is Rome’s new kill-it-all design powered by our modern take on positive camber. The new generation of full-mountain exploration vehicles, it’s designed for riders like Bjorn who want the power, the response, and the flexibility to charge the whole mountain. From chutes and corduroy to big drops and a few park laps, the National is dialed or a full day at Snowbird, Jackson, Stowe or St. Anton. The Fusion Camber is an evolution of the timeless power of camber, combined with targeted areas of rocker to help lay runs effortlessly.
The National is made for all-mountain freestyle domination. It will give you the powerful and responsive feel that you need to stomp big lines in the park or even to slay some powder in the backcountry.
The shape of the National is Directional Twin. From contact point to contact point (100 % of the running length), this board is twin - the shape and core profile in the front part of the board is the same as the rear part of the board. The non-twin portion comes when the nose and tail start to rise. In this shape, the distance from the front contact point to the tip of the nose is slightly longer than the distance from the rear contact point to the tip of the tail. This difference allows for a bit of extra float in powder and more control.
The Fusion Camber profile of the National features positive camber through most of the running length. A small amount of rocker starts just before the end of the running length. When loaded with rider energy, the contact points "roll back" giving the tip and tail a small amount of added rise. This design has the pop and response of positive camber to define its original feel, based on the positive camber through most of the running length. The small amount of rocker in the tip and tail created a smoother feel and added rise in powder.
The SuperPop Core Matrix of the National is lightweight and super responsive. It features poplar for power and three zones of low-density wood for lightness. The 45/90 Hybrid Laminate drives an all-mountain freestyle feel by combining the high response of 45-degree fibers with the 90-degree fibers that let riders feel and finesse the terrain. This board comes with SinterSpeed Base, a fast sintered base that ensures you get to the line first and you land in the sweet spot.
The National also features Rome's new SinterStrong Sidewalls, constructed with sintered base material. With greater strength through greater elasticity, these sidewalls increase durability for those times that you unintentionally hit a rock or intentionally land on a rail.
TurboRods Carbon Single Barrel
In the TurboRod Technology, Rome mill channels in targeted areas of the core and place a sleeve inside the channel. Then they insert a thin rod of carbon inside the sleeve and anchor the carbon rod at the end of the channel closest to the mid-point of the board. This allows the other end of the carbon to flex independently of the sleeve and load up more energy. When the storage of energy is released, it increases power and pop for the board. In this board, a single barrel of carbon delivers more pop in the centreline of the board without any unwanted torsional power to increase freeride edge hold.
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Rome SDS lives and breathes snowboarding and has done so since day one. Seeking to reestablish the true roots of snowboarding, Rome kicked off production is 2001. Their goal was to create a brand that "lives the values of snowboarding and innovates products that increase the one thing that matters most in snowboarding: fun." They have overshot their goal by miles, and as true snowboarders at heart, we are stoked to have them as a part of our team.