Hello and welcome to my Rome Agent snowboard review.
In this review, I will take a look at the Agent as a freestyle snowboard.
As per tradition here at SnowboardingProfiles.com I will give the Agent a score out of 100 (based on several factors) and see how it compares with other freestyle snowboards.
Board: Rome Agent
Flex Rating: Medium (5/10)
Flex Feel on Snow: Medium (4.5/10)
Rating Score: 87.0/100
Compared to other Men’s Freestyle Boards
Out of the 36 men’s freestyle snowboards that I rated:
Overview of the Agent’s Specs
Check out the tables for the Agent’s specs and available sizes.
Hybrid Camber But mostly camber. Rome's "Fusion Camber"
Sintered (Rome's "SinterStrong")
Waist Width (mm)
Rec Rider Weight (lb)
Rec Rider Weight (kg)
Who is the Agent Best Suited To?
The Agent is best suited to someone who predominantly wants to ride on the slower side finding sidehits and hitting the park. Fun in the trees too, but would get sinky if there was powder in there. Also lays down a decent carve, but just not at too high a speed.
So either that's your predominant style or this would be a great quiver option as the freestyle deck in your quiver, if you have other boards that you use for things like speed and powder.
Not quite beginner easy to ride, but easy to ride and a low intermediate or even a higher end beginner should be fine on this board and also suitable for advanced to expert park riders.
The Agent in More Detail
O.k. let’s take a more detailed look at what the Agent is capable of.
Board: Rome Agent, 2023 157cm (255mm waist width)
Date: February 17, 2022
Date: February 17, 2022
Overhead: Whiteout. Visibility really bad. Like 20%. Got a little better after a while.
Temperature: -1°C (30°F) through the day. -4°C (25°F) with wind chill in morning. -1°C (30°F) with wind in afternoon. Wind pretty much non existent though. 5kph (3mph) winds all day. Slight change of wind direction in afternoon, which wasn't as cold a wind.
24 hour snow: 0cm (0")
48 hour snow: 0cm (0")
7 day snow: 4cm (1.5")
On groomer: Nicely groomed. Soft packed. Got slushier as the day went on.
Off groomer: Pretty soft with a couple of harder semi icy patches but for the most part semi-slush, particularly as the day went on.
Bindings angles: +15/-15
Stance width: 575mm (22.6″) but reference is 535mm (21")
Stance Setback: Centered
Width at Inserts: 264mm (10.39") at reference stance. 266mm (10.47") at the stance I rode at.
Rider Height: 6'0"
Rider Weight: 180lbs
Rider Boot Size: US9.5 Adidas Tactical ADV
Bindings Used: Burton Malavita M
Control Board for Control Laps: Lib Tech Terrain Wrecker
Weight: 3100grams (6lb 13oz)
Weight per cm: 19.87 grams/cm
Average Weight per cm: 18.59 grams/cm*
*based on a sample size of around 200 models that I’ve weighed in 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 & 2023 models. Heavier than normal on scales - quite heavy, but felt surprisingly light to ride on snow in comparison.
We didn't have any powder to test in on the day, but the specs and feel suggest that it wouldn't be great in powder.
It's true twin, centered and a camber dominant profile. There is some subtle rocker before the contact points but it's mostly camber.
Carving & Turning
Carving: Really good on a carve for a freestyle board. Not a carving monster or anything, but can lay down a really decent carve.
Turns/Slashing: Nice and easy to initiate a turn and easy/fun to slash.
Maneuverability at Slow Speeds: Nice and nimble when riding slow. Could whip it around easily.
Skidded Turns: Easy to skid turns on. For how camber dominant it is, didn't feel catchy.
Gets a little chattery and wobbly when you start to open out the speed. Not made to be a bomber, so not expected, but yeah certainly more of a slower more playful ride, than a bomber. Had good glide though.
Crud: You feel everything, it's quite chattery. And gets bucked around quite easily, but it is easy super easy to correct your line.
Bumps: Really quick edge to edge and was super fun in trees and bumps. Easily hugs bumps effortlessly when going over top of them as well.
Really fun board to jump with.
Pop: Really easy to extract the pop from this board. You just have to think about popping and it does it for you. Not a hugely high pop ceiling (i.e. when you really wind it up it doesn't give you a massive amount more) but just so easy to extract.
Approach: Not ultra stable but stable enough and can easily make adjustments when necessary.
Landing: Wouldn't go as far as to say it's a stomper, but really nice on landings. And for those less than perfect landings was really forgiving.
Side-hits: So fund. The perfect mix of agile, easy to spin, great switch and super easy pop. Plus nice and forgiving on sketchy landings.
Small jumps/Big Jumps: Best for smaller jumps but handles medium well too. Less suitable for really large jumps.
Really good as expected.
Really good for spins. Easy to get spin around, nice easy access pop and sets up and lands switch really well.
Felt really confident lining up jibs and popping on and off them.
Nice and easy to press the nose and tail and both nose and tail feel the same to press.
Score Breakdown and Final Verdict
Check out the breakdown of the score in the table below.
Contribution to Final Score
TOTAL after normalizing
The Agent is a really fun board, if you're looking to ride a lot of park and/or ride the mountain playfully like it's a park.
It's a gem for sidehits, small to medium jumps and spins. It's really good for jibs and butters too and can lay a better carve than you'd expect as well.
Not going to be the one if you want to straight line bomb the mountain or search for powder, but overall a really fun all-round freestyle oriented board.
More Info, Current Prices and Where to Buy Online
If you want to learn more about the Agent, or if you are ready to buy, or if you just want to research prices and availability, check out the links below.
If you want to check out some other freestyle snowboard options, or if you want to compare the Agent to other freestyle snowboards, then check out the next link.