Other changes from the Bruce include a wider profile (17.4 inches), a more squared-off nose and tail, and an increase in rocker. Don’t let “five-stage rocker” confuse you. At a glance, the Rome’s profile looks like a continuous rocker line (which is traditionally known for consistency), but it’s actually flatter between your boots for more lift off the wake. Three-stage boards are generally slower on the water, so the goal was to find the perfect ratio of glide speed and pop. As I was riding, I didn’t notice any sign of drag, and I definitely felt a good pop off the wake.