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Who knew 1985 is in the future?

Do you remember 1985? Neither do we. Luckily the Rome Artifact 1985 Snowboard won't try to give us a history lesson. This snappy-as-hell Rome jib stick is all about taking your freestyle riding into the future. Or something. A flat camber profile between the bindings gives you stability for sketchy run-ins, while reverse camber at the tip and tail makes for buttery presses and dialed 5-0s. Rome threw in Reverse-V glass stringers for added pop, and used Bronze Edges to beef up durability.
  • Reverse-Jib Camber has a flat profile between the bindings and 5mm reverse camber from the bindings to the contact points for jibbing control and easy-to-press feel
  • True Twin shape for switch
  • Pop Core matrix reduces weight and provides a consistent flex
  • StraightBiax Laminate for mellow flex
  • Bronze Edges won�t catch and resist cracking
  • Jib Bevel to minimize hangups on rails, boxes, and ledges

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5 5

Great Flex & Still Very Stable

I'm 160lbs and ride the 153cm.

This board has rocked my world the past three seasons! Butters and presses are wicked easy, I've sailed this mother down some of the deepest pow in Japan and was able to keep the nose up no problem, and though a little difficult with the flex, I was still able to hold down my runs over anywhere from 30-50 foot booters. LOVE this board! This is my fifth board and I don't know where to go from here...the standard has been set very high!

This board or an Arbor Draft? Whats better...

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This board or an Arbor Draft? Whats better for the money?

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I would def go for the Artifact. Rome makes really durable boards and they last for seasons. Arbor makes good decks, but in my opinion, not as good as Rome does. Maybe bec i ride a Rome Machine, and am super stoked to have ever picked up that deck, but i think the Artifact is the better choice between the two. Super playful and a park killer to the max. Plus with the reverse camber its super fun to butter, manual, and jib everything in sight. Rome for lifeeeee

5 5

SOO SOFT!

This is such a flexy and playful board.Love it on rails cant get a better board for jibbing.All around fun hit anything on the mountain and its a blast.Good Buy!!!

about sizing im 55 and 140-160 pounds what...

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about sizing im 55 and 140-160 pounds what size should i get?

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You fluctuate 20 lbs everyday or weekly basis? I'f you're closer to 160lbs, get the 156.

i am 5'7'' 130-140 pounds, should i get...

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i am 5'7'' 130-140 pounds, should i get 144 or 150?

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depends what you like to ride... if you are riding park, rails etc. you'd be fine with the 144... but if you want to be able to freeride a bit more pick up the 150

im lookin for a good board with a god...

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im lookin for a good board with a god amount of flex, is this a good board?

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this is the softest board i have ridden. its a noodle for sure

Hey , im about 5'8 - 5'10 , 150ish lbs ,...

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Hey , im about 5'8 - 5'10 , 150ish lbs , should i go with the 150 or the 144

im 5'4 and 130 lbs, would i want the 144...

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im 5'4 and 130 lbs, would i want the 144 or the 150, i rarely get to ride powder, mostly park and messing around the rest of the mountain

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i'd totally get the 144, i'm 5'8 and i wouldn't ride the 150

5 5

the hotness

The 1985 artifact is super sick. probably the best board for under $400. Its a little loose, particularly at high speeds but thats to be expected from a reverse camber board. I like the playfulness of it. My only issue with this board is it seem to not hold an edge very well when spinning frontside off booters. I feel like I'm going to loose my edge hold when taking off. Maybe its just me or becuase I'm not used to the board yet but if feels a little sketchy. This board is sick though, best jib stick around whether you go 1985 of camber.

hey guys,
i'm 5'6 129lbs there's only the...

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hey guys,
i'm 5'6 129lbs there's only the option of a 144 or 150 sz board. if i want this board just to butter and ride on the slopes which one would be better?

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144 would be the better size but this board is mainly a jibstick, and is not the best option for all mountain stuff

4 5

amazing

i love this board. nothing better for the price. but the only thing that makes me really mad is that it has such a nice graphic and to me it chips alot. from a binding strap hitting it and when other peoples boards hit it by accident. just seems to chip more them most boards. but its a beauty

5 5

crazy good.

This board is so good. reverse camber and flex put together gives you a crazy press. Havent caught any edges unless my whole weight went overboard. learned so much on this board this season i love it. I am 5'9, 155-160 lbs and I got the 150 its amazing!

How does this snowboard perform on...

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How does this snowboard perform on Powder?

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reverse camber is going to handle better in powder because it's easier to keep the board from sinking, but this is really a jib stick. if you're going all-mountain, probably not the best board for ya.

Aight so I got this sick board last year...

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Aight so I got this sick board last year and am totally stoked on the flex and overall performance.. However, on purchasing, I never detuned the board and am wondering if I should still undergo that process? Since this board comes with bronze, beveled edges, does that mean the detuning process is unnecessary? Thanks for any help.

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yeah dude. Detune it for sure. Gives you a better sliding edge (no hang ups), and more powerful carving edge.

3 5

THE BEST & The REST

Nothing compares. this board is the muh-f**kin SH*T! butter muffins like a crazed Chef, Stomps jibs like they owe ya money and kills everyone else on the mountain like St. Helens in 1980. Buy this board! It NEEDS to be in any true riders collection BUT BEWARE If its to good to be true it prolly is. In the case of this board, Ive been riding mine for less than a full month of days and My side wall behind my front bindings heel has started to D-LAM(E)! This is whack and requires sending my board back under warranty. Maybe I got a Lemon but my Advice is if you STOMP the mountain, spray gapers, huck flips, jump cliffs or all around ride with a death wish like me, this board is right for you, but probably wont hold up to your beatings and like your ex-girlfriend will break off your abusive relationship. just make sure you gotta few other boards to knock around if you ride hard all day everyday... :)

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Although I stand by this board as being the SH*T, BEWARE THERE ARE NO IMPACT PLATES IN THIS BOARD beneath the bindings, If you impact too hard, WHICH APPARENTLY CAN HAPPEN EVEN ON SNOW and D-LAM yur sidewall like I did, ROME WILL NOT REPLACE YOUR BOARD. THUS I RECOMMEND THE POSTERMANIA if you dont have the funds to buy a new board every three months.

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BUY THE POSTERMANIA INSTEAD, The Impact plates under the bindings on it will save you cash, unless you feel like sending your board in to NOT BE COVERED BY WARRANTY when normal wear n tear destroys your toy. This board is whack, Cause its too good to be true, it rides AMAZING, but cant take the heat, and dont count on rome to help out a fellow rider cause that Empire just wants your money....

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Good lookin out, Bryan. how much stiffer is the postermania?
I know the V stringers are shaped the opposite way of the Artifact, making it more flexy between the bindings. What number rating for flex would you give each board?

I'm 5'10" about 150lbs. Going to be ordering...

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I'm 5'10" about 150lbs. Going to be ordering this deck in a day or two. Would a 150 be the best way to go or could I get away with the 153.

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You could get away with a 153 no problem. Good length for your height. Check out the board graphic though, because as you change lengths the board graphic changes! Peace!

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Thanks dude, I'm stoked, picked up the 153 last night, and it started snowing not even an hour after!

4 5

SICK

got this board, rode it 3 days so far. First day is kind of different getting used to the reverse rocker and how flexy and washy the board feels, but once you get used to it, prepare for it to blow your mind. It pressed everything , its like cheating! Locks in on rails, and i have not caught an edge yet. Kind of sketchy spinnin and hittin big booters but once you get the feel for it its sick, and you can do anything just with a slight teqnique. I can ollie over ropes and slow signs, it has MAD pop and MAD flex. I would reccomend if you like riding all mountian, and more rails than jumps. But this thing does hold its own with the jump.s

hay im 5'8 ish and between 160 and 170 is...

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hay im 5'8 ish and between 160 and 170 is a 150 alright for me?

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150 wouldnt be too short for a jib stick but if you are going to do other stuff with it you should get the 153

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ya im 5'8 and i have the 147 and its great

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Your just an inch shorter than I am and I also weigh 165. When I get mine Im going to get the 153 for jibbing and hitting groomers. so yeah. 150 might be just a tad short for you.

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Go for the 153 man! You'll be stoked! Good for jibbin as well as hitting up the park!

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get the 150 for sure dude anything else would be gigantic

Some hook it up! I just bought this board...

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Some hook it up! I just bought this board today offline 156 gimme a siick review, i like gettin all steezy on jibs but i equally like hittin the booters in the park. I can spin and land i usually catch edges n peel off but i dtune my edges so its a lil smoother n softer, easier to pivot while turning in the trees n sliding.

Is this board gonna hook it up with hittin booters? I aint extreme hittin the 50 plus step up... but i do like the average 30 40 footers etc

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uhhh if your asking if youll catch an edge prolly not, is got reverse camber and bronze edges you should be fin there. its just going to be unstable at speeds and you will have to land centered. i hope thats what you asked cause i had a hard time figuring your "question" out

hey im 5.6 135 pounds and 14 still growing...

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hey im 5.6 135 pounds and 14 still growing and i like my boards s little bit longer so would the 153 be a good siz????? and how is the reverse camber on this board since its jib reverse camberunlikew the banana the other board im looing at not sure which is a better choice... how it is powder also???

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With your weight (the most important factor when choosing size in a board) you could get away with either the 147, 150 or 153. Sure there's a big difference between those three sizes. So, as you stated you like to ride powder AND you're still growing- eliminate the 149cm. Now, which will you be riding more, Pow or park? If the answer is park, go with the 150, 153 if you like pow more. The 153 will still be able to hit rails and jumps just fine, so don't be afraid to choose this bigger size. As far as camber goes Rome puts it like this " A flat profile between the feet and 5mm reverse camber from inserts to contact points for locked-on rail tricks and a buttery, easy-to-press feel". Comparing that to Lib's Skate Banana which is rocker between the feet and flat underneath, you can imagine how different it might feel. The important part is that your contacts points will be out of the snow unless you're on edge. The Artifact is a fun board, ride it and see why many are buying this board year after year. Hope that helped.

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