Josh Reid ROME SNOWBOARDS OWNER
NAME: Josh Reid
OCCUPATION: Owner of Rome SDS
WHAT MOUNTAIN DO YOU RIDE MOST? Stowe, Vermont
NUMBER OF DAYS OF YOU RIDE PER YEAR? 70
HEIGHT: 5′ 11″
STANCE ANGLES: 15/-6
DESCRIBE YOUR RIDING STYLE: AGGRO ANDY
ANYTHING ELSE? Mainly freeriding–highspeed turning, tree powder lines, river beds, etc. Very surfy. Like to hit natural hips and rollers around the mountain. A bit of old-man freestyle off small to medium park jumps.
PREFERRED BOARD STIFFNESS: MEDIUM
PREFERRED FLEX PROFILE: CAMBER
PREFERRED SIDECUT RADIUS: MEDIUM SIDECUT
PREFERRED TORTIONAL STIFFNESS: MEDIUM
PREFERRED SHAPE: DIRECTIONAL TWIN
PREFERRED BOARD WAIST WIDTH: MEDIUM 24.5- 26.5 CM
DESCRIBE YOUR PERFECT BOARD: Hard to say. As above on the multiple choice, I like a mid-flexing positive camber snowboard that can rail a turn but still feels forgiving enough to hit side hips and do smaller spins in the park. I like a positive camber tail with no taper for slashing pow or accelerating into the next groomer turn. I need something that kicks back.
DESCRIBE YOUR CURRENT SETUP: My normal set-up is a positive camber Rome Agent 156. I also ride our Crossrocket a lot for powder because of the power in the tail.
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE RIDER? Hard to say. Probably Gigi or Bjorn. Guys that can kill natural terrain with a strong freestyle perspective. I also like John Jackson’s riding a lot. Historically, Noah Salasnek for sure–Noah sits at the top of my list of early-era riders.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE BRANDS? n/a
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