11/09/2007 | by Onboard
Watch Kids On Shred videos from Rome; watch videos from local riders around the world. Read up on Bjorn’s favorite trip of the year; read up on LNP’s thoughts on the Tahoe Flophouse. Get up-close and personal with the new Agent’s customized art; get up-close and personal with the new UnderWrap heel hoop on the 390 bindings. Post your feedback to the SDS; post your shred photos and art. Download new posters; download new stencils.
Do it all on the new 2008 Rome SDS website—www.romesnowboard.com.
Get SDS updates, watch videos on ShredTV, get Design House and Famous photos—all from the main page of the site.
With the debut of ShredTV from the Rome SDS, the new site has become a spot for local riders to post their own videos and check out a new Rome video every week. An imbedded ShredTV module on the homepage features the latest weekly video shorts from the SDS. On the complete ShredTV page in the Syndicate section, you can browse a catalog of Rome videos, download content, and drop into Local GNAR—a spot where riders can submit their own videos and check out what other local crews are up to around the world. Back from last season, the Local GNAR Contest returns with a $1,000 First Place prize for the grassroots video that does the best job at making Rome’s riders and other people at the SDS want to go riding. The First Place winner will also be a bonus feature on Rome’s next video release.
Want to check out the new boot collection from the Footwear Design Department, the new poster-graphic Targas or the new “Hustlin” Artifact before heading down to your local shop? The Rome site is the place where you can zoom in close to every SDS product and read up on all the tech details. Check out the specs of the lightest board in snowboarding—the 2008 Design. Get close to the texture of the material on the highback of the Madison. Learn about all the tech of Rome’s unique approach to liner design in the ConFormist liner.
With an increased ability to get involved, participation in the Syndicate all starts with an SDS Account. Once you have the ability to log in, you can submit videos to be broadcasted on ShredTV, send in riding photos or artwork to the Famous section, give feedback, and drop a question into Ask The SDS. Like ShredTV, the Famous module has gone front page in 2008. In addition to the full gallery of local rider images in the Famous page in the Syndicate, the new home page has a Famous-of-the-Day viewer that pulls images randomly from the Famous gallery for the whole world to see. And as with every year of Rome, the Rider Council email link gives riders a voice directly into Rome to communicate thoughts on snowboards and snowboarding, or just to ask for some extra stickers.
The rider section is loaded with more content than ever before. With a full-season of filming for Any Means documented on 16 mm and digi, each rider has a large load of video footage for web broadcast. Interviews let you know a little about their opinions. And links at the bottom of each rider page make it easy to find the product that each rider shreds on.
With a link off the main Rome website, the Kids On Shred site (www.kidsonshred.com) is new for 2008. Check it out for footage from Any Means, short videos, stories about the Flophouse and Beartooth Pass, glimpses behind the scenes, an online journal from the season, and a huge photo gallery.
What old-school trick is the most fun to throw? Do you prefer a Stoney Baloney, a Mute Stiffy, or a Lien Dracula? Cast your vote when you sign up for the 2008 Rome catalog. Because if you’d rather check out the Rome collection in the leisure of the bathroom, the catalog still wins out over the Internet.