Opportunity knocks.... Imperivm Parabellvm 2009
Friends, I have the opportunity to pick up a brand-new Imperium Parabellum 2008-2009, 165W for basically nothing. It still has the price sticker on it:
At 76kg I appreciate this is somewhat out of my weight class, but for the price I can't say no.
The only question in my mind is this: I have heard that Imperium had a problem with their glue in a single production year, which rendered them extremely stiff and ruined their reputation in the UK.... I am wondering if anyone has any knowledge of which production year this was?
This board is from the last run before they went bankrupt and were sold to United Brands, so it will at least be an Austrian original aggressive all-mountain camber.
Any ideas on whether this board is worth a punt for a few notes, or is it one of the duds with the bad glue?
Just say no.
It's too big, from an notoriously stiff board maker, and you're looking for your first board. Aren't you riding in snow domes? You'll never even get it to a rideable speed. Just follow the advice in the other thread and buy a mid flexing twin / directional twin and go snowboard 50 times before worrying about boards again.
I'm not considering it for riding, I am considering buying it and reselling; apologies, should have made that clear. There's no frigging way I can steer a 165W around! I just don't want to get one that's been destocked for having the crappy glue, since I couldn't in good conscience sell it on to anyone if I get it and it turns out to be a death plank.
I ride snowdomes out of season and go resort riding once or twice a year 😎