I've had several phases in my snowboarding years. It all started with fast hard lines leading to as much powder hounding as possible. As I progressed the park started to catch my eye. I went through a super short board phase and eventually found middle ground. If you are looking for THE board to ride the ENTIRE mountain, THIS IS IT! The Mod Rocker is packed with tech to offer you snappier ollies, harder lines and buttery smooth rail steez. I may not be the best snowboarder on the mountain but I sure know how to have a damn fun time. This board is right on par with my riding style and has completely annihilated everything I've thrown at it including but not limited to pow lines, big jumps and jibs to wicked fast lines on fresh corduroy. Here in UT we often times have days that start with pow but end in the park. If it's not a specific pow board day, I'll be on a this quiver killer having way more fun than anyone on the mountain! Swapping decks mid-day isn't the most conducive option and let's be honest, ain't nobody got time for that! If you like the extra grip from Magne-Traction, you'll love the mellowed out multi-contact point (QuickRip) technology from Rome. I've found it to be much less hooky and it doesn't create as much drag. I would compare this board to the Never Summer Proto. Both boards are very versatile and very fun. I have spent some time on both the 156 and the 153 versions. I found the 153 to be a bit softer than the 156. Although the 156 is a ton of fun in the pow, I felt like I didn't lose too much float with the 153 thanks to the reverse camber in the tip and tail. The 153 is however noticeably more nimble and easier to spin. This board is among the top 3 boards I've had the pleasure of riding, EVER. Look no further because you'll be hard pressed to find a board with as much tech packed into one neat little package.
I'm about 5'9" 180 LBS.