Carve switch into a jump, spin, grab tail and then land in deep pow, ready to float and slash through an obstacle course of natural features. For most of us, that’s a dream line. On the Mod Rocker, those dreams become reality. The unique twin shape has a flat base and a well-defined, almost angular rockered nose and tail. Testers in Chile took this one from icy steeps to terrain park hardpack, side of the cat track jibs to wind-loaded pow stashes, noting that the springy Mod Rocker is packed with playful pop, floats well and is proficient in the air. Two carbon rods are embedded within milled channels in the AirPop Core (a wood core with sections of different densities). These “TurboRods” are sheathed inside sleeves, locked in at one contact point and otherwise floating freely for a reactive yet playful flex pattern and dynamic pop. “Butter off lips and press rails one run,” said a tester in Chile, “And then launch responsive carves the next. It all depends on how much force you load into the board.” Because the two TurboRods run parallel to each other, a California tester noted, “You can actually feel the pop and flex adapt to terrain on the torsional axis instead of exclusively on the longitudinal axis.” Another factor responsible for the versatility of this board: the QuickRip sidecuts. Rome combined a shorter cut in the center of the board and a longer cut at the tip and tail. Where these cuts meet, the board has defined contact points, which meant additional grip when testers where forced to make jump turns in steep, tight, icy couloirs.
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