Riding with Rome Snowboards

first_img How to Make a Rye Whiskey Smash Editors’ Recommendations 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know The New Gerber Explore Collection Offers Up Great Holiday (or Anytime) Gift Ideas Mountain Hardwear Is Bringing Augmented Reality to the Great Outdoors Highland Park Takes Tailgating to Another Level Even though the holiday season is over, the winter sports season is still in full swing. If you are planning to hit the slopes before the spring, there is a snowboard brand you should be aware of—Rome SDS.Rome SDS was founded in 2001 by Josh Reid and Paul Maravetz, two longtime snowboarders from the sport’s earliest days in the 1980’s. The duo felt that the winter sports industry was lacking in products driven by the actual snowboard community, so they decided to start their own company.Based out of Waterbury, Vermont, Rome is designing some of the most innovative snowboards on the market. Their No Hang-Ups 3D camber, with its diamond design in the base, has been a hit in the industry. As the guys at Rome told us, “The diamond allows the board to feel really playful and still deliver power and directional stability on the snow.”  One of the team’s favorite designs is the CrossRocket, which features Rome’s No Hang-Ups Pop profiling and is “a board that can do anything.”Since Reid and Maravetz have been tied to snowboarding’s salad days, they pay homage to the sport’s history. All of their designs are an attempt to incorporate the original “3D” (three surfaced) designs of the earliest snowboards with some of the best technology available today. As the team explained:“Our gear is built around the feedback we get from passionate snowboarders—pro riders, our supporters who wok in snowboard shops all over the world, and our in-house employees who all snowboard. We’re constantly testing and gathering feedback to make the best product available.”If you know snow, and want to impress your friends and girls alike, get yourself on a Rome snowboard today.Watch an explanation of the technology behind some of Rome’s designs below.last_img read more

Indonesian military says air force plane crashes in residential neighbourhood of Medan

by The Associated Press Posted Jun 30, 2015 12:06 am MDT Indonesian military says air force plane crashes in residential neighbourhood of Medan city AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email JAKARTA, Indonesia – An Indonesian air force Hercules C-130 plane crashed Tuesday into a residential neighbourhood of Medan city in Sumatra.There was no immediate word of casualties but a local radio station, El Shinta, reported that the plane hit houses.Indonesian television broadcast images from the city of a downed aircraft in flames.Air force spokesman Dwi Badarmanto said the crash occurred a few minutes before midday after the plane took off from a Medan airport.He said a rescue effort was underway. read more