I sized up to the Rome Label in the middle of last season. It was a big jump going from a 120 to a 130, and I rode a little bit handicapped for a while, especially needing new boots and bindings at the same time. But eventually I got used to it and had a great time.
The Rome label rocker is a great board for kids ages 10 -15 yr old. There’s four sizes at 130, 135, 140, and 145. For kids graduating up from the Rome Mini Shred decks, expect a little stiffer board. The flexibility of the board makes it really simple to be able to learn butter and rail tricks though and it’s also great for jump landings in and out of the park. One of the best features is the graphics. This years design is camo with some funny looking black and white artwork. So if you’re looking for a great all around board for the 2014-15 season I suggest the Rome Label rocker.
Head over to the Rome/SDS page for the current board specs.