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Rome Mountain Division 2017-2018 Snowboard Review

  • Price: £565 / €680
  • Lengths: 155, 159, 163
  • Flex: 7
  • Profile: Setback Camber
  • Shape: Directional
  • romesnowboards.com

Oooft, that’s a pretty board right there. There’s more to the Rome Mountain Division than a fancy topsheet, though. Look underneath and you’ll find what may rank among the finest piste-and-pow boards on the market today.

“The setback-camber profile gives you power in the carves when on firmer terrain, and easy float when it’s dumped”

Park fans won’t be impressed, but those who like to razz the groomers between backcountry adventures will find much to like in the Rome Mountain Twin. For starters, the setback-camber profile gives you power in the carves when on firmer terrain, and easy float when it’s dumped.

The fairly stiff flex and sintered base mark this out as a speed-friendly stick, but the biax laminate is more forgiving than what you might find on an out-and-out bullet. So you can test your nerve when you want, but it’s not one you have to send down route one all the time.

A carbon-esque material called ‘Zylon’ runs right down the centre of the Rome Mountain Twin, improving its pop and end-to-end strength. Two carbon rods on either side do the same, so if you’re prepared to work for it then this will launch you skywards like you wouldn’t believe.

The super-light core further adds to the quality of the Rome Mountain Division, making it a premium snowboard for anyone who likes to explore.

Tester’s Verdict

Michael Readsnowfit.co.uk

“The Mountain Division is beautiful to look at, and incredible to ride. As soon as i’d strapped into the bindings, I felt really connected to this board.

“You can really charge without worrying about getting caught up in chop”

It was super responsive from edge to edge, which was awesome for carving, and combined with the sense of stability you get from this board you can really charge without worrying about getting caught up in chop. It just seems to power through anything.

Yes, it may be a little expensive, but it was definitely one of my standout boards in the Directional / All-Mountain category for 2017/18.”

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