Board: Cabin Mountain Tools Peregrine
Camber Option: Early Rise All Mountain. Rocker in the nose and camber throughout the rest of the board.
Bindings: Rome Black Label
Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 200lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Overcast skies, snow falling, 6 plush inches of fresh snow in most spots with a foot or more in other, chunder groomers, and low visibility.
Flex: The overall flex is slightly stiffer than middle of the road for an all mountain freeride board. You get a slightly softer nose that stiffens up just out past the front insert pack all the way back to the tail. The torsional flex is there and noticeable but not under performing or overwhelming.
Stability: This board is lively, damp, smooth, and stable all rolled into one. You get chatter in the nose where the rocker is but the second it hits the camber zone it’s gone. On a groomer it cruises with ease and you rarely notice anything under foot. In really rutted out terrain it plows through everything in its path but it lets you know that you’re doing so and you will feel it, so keep those knees bent.
Ollies/Pop: The snap is there but it’s not the snappiest deck I’ve been on. You do have to load up the camber to get it to engage and I recommend more speed and load than you think to get it to pop. Otherwise it has more than enough to get over or on top of anything in your path, but once again it’s not mind blowing.
Butterability: The abrupt upkick in the nose is great for getting your weight out over and only accentuates more due to the rocker. It does take a bit more effort to get it to press and it will fight you so be prepared for that. The tail is short and stubby so it’s best for those high speed wheelie butters.
Carving: What’s nice about this board is that the sidecut is built around how you flex this board. It’s smooth and effortless to transition it on edge. You notice that it rolls from toe to heel with little effort. Once it’s on edge if you drive it aggressively from the middle of the board when you load it then the front disengages and the center to the tail takes over and you can zip this thing from edge to edge with ease and really leave a nice trench in your wake. When it’s on edge it feels locked in and lets you know that you can rip a hard carve if you want to. The center flex of the board really is where you get the ability to ride this like two different boards and when you take advantage of that flex you see that you can lay it over as far as you want or be more laid back and just cruise.
Rider in Mind: All mountain freeride guy that chases pow, groomers, and everything in between.
Personal Thoughts: I bought this board solely because I knew who was behind the brand and that’s Paul Maravetz the founder of Rome. I know he can design and build great boards and I figured why the hell wouldn’t I support him. So I bought it and it did not disappoint. It’s smooth and effortless but lets you drive it when you need to. It’s a little lacking in the pop department but it makes up for that with being a more damp yet still lively ride. The base is super strong as I decided to go ride over multiple rocks and trees with it and it did not take any damage. Is this board going to be for everyone? No, but those that know who Paul is and what he’s designed will like it.
Comparable Boards: Niche Maelstrom, Rome Ravine Select, Libtech Dynamo