Rome is starting off its second decade in the industry with little fanfare. Very appropriate for a company started by a pair of Burton defectors who just wanted to get away from the contest hype and get back to what they wanted snowboarding to be …fun. Ten years ago that was an odd notion but its seems founders Josh Reid and Paul Maravetz were visionaries as now “fun” is the buzzword of every company. With only seventeen people working in house Rome is proving you dont have to be big to make a big splash….
At SIA Rome Product Manager George Eget showed me around the booth a bit and was especially proud of the SDS glove line that he helped develop for next season. Heres a few highlights of the line…..