- Sizes: 155, 159, 160W, 163, 164W
- Flex: 7
- Profile: Setback Camber
- Shape: Directional
- Price: £569 / €629
The Rome Mountain Division snowboard is not to be confused with the Rome Powder Division – but then given the funky shape of the latter, it’s not likely that you would. This one is more conventional in its design, thus better suited to the all-rounder.
It’s still pretty geared towards freeriding, though. The camber profile is based around your back foot, with a flat section near the front. This’ll make it easier than a standard camber to keep on top of the powder, aided a little by the differing shapes in the nose and tail.
“Curved strips of dampening material cancel out vibrations and deliver a more stable ride over bumpy terrain”
That profile will also give you plenty of power in the turns, something that you can appreciate just as much on the piste as in the backcountry. The tail is supercharged with two carbon rods that curve away from the back foot towards the contact points, perfect for when you want to launch a cliff or kick up a cloud.
Foot fatigue is reduced by Rome’s ‘BuzzKill’ design. Curved strips of dampening material (picture a café’s ‘We Have WiFi’ sign) cancel out vibrations and deliver a more stable ride over bumpy terrain. It’s a new feature that, for now at least, is only found on this board.
With a quick sintered base and fibreglass that’s responsive but not ruthless, the Rome Mountain Twin remains an excellent all-mountain option.