Niseko Snow Review of Rome’s 2012 Mod Rocker 156 February 24 2011, 11:03am via nisekosnow.net

I started riding next season’s 2012 Rome Mod Rock in Sweden earlier this season- and in all my years shredding, I have never strapped on a board that felt so comfy. From early season arctic Sweden’s parks, to the last month strapped in everyday ripping Niseko’s pow, this stick has been sweet in all conditions. From what I’ve got-off from her so far… she’s the future of boards from the future. First function, then style, right? With new board tech that works mixed together with London’s-calling born and bred D*face’s street-artist skills and graphics, this board rides as amazing as it looks. Mounted centered, this true twin’s new freepop (flat -actually a tiny bit of mini-camber in mine- then rocker) camber-profile has both high-speed powder float and hard-pack pop, reg or switch with a free from catching-edges feel.

D*Face 2012 Rome Mod Rock

D*Face base graphic

Rome Mod 2012 slash

Quick slash

The Mod’s mellow rocker starts outside the binding inserts and is loaded with carbon hot-rods that snap the pop. It edges awsm with the quickrip side-cut (Rome’s reply to Mervins Magna-traction) and it’s just as playful at jib tempo in the park as it is at mach speed. Wheeling in deep Niseko powder or bombing the tard-traverse-crud in slush or crust, pipe, park or rails, the 2012 Mod is dirty-clean. Equipped with all the bells and whistles of Rome’s high end line… the carbon double barrel hot rods in the tips, kevlar impact plates under the boots, air-pop core fully wrapped in carbonbiax alloy laminate with that carbon-sintered super fast base… It’s worth next season’s loot.

Mod Rock top sheet graphic 2012

Rome and D*Face 2012 Mod Rock top sheet

Mod Rock pop over the rail

Mod Rock rail pop

Everyone that I have let ride this board instantly likes it. The 2012 Mod is one of Rome’s most hyped boards for next season and it’s been a gem to ride from the arctic north to the rising sun. Rip-Roaring Fun.
 Ask your local shop about it next season!

Brian