Rome Mountain Division 2019-2020 Snowboard Review

  • Sizes: 155, 159, 160W, 163, 164W
  • Flex: 8
  • Profile: Setback CamRock
  • Shape: Directional
  • Price: £540/€620

The Mountain Division is a big face slayer, a cliff dropping dynamo that wants to push limits and break down barriers. Using Rome’s ‘Free The Ride’ camber profile, you’re combining power under the back foot, transitioning into a flat section for stability and then a big rockered nose to help avoid submarining when it’s dumped heavy.

More of a versatile option than its sibling the Powder Division, you probably won’t want to spend all day lapping the park on this thing, but you’ll certainly be able to boost off a couple of kickers if you fancy it.

“2 Carbon rods are laid out under the back foot heading out towards the contact points”

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It’s stiff enough to blast through the crud and chunder when you need it and will keep stable as you’re picking up speed on the groomers. 2 Carbon rods are laid out under the back foot heading out towards the contact points. These rods can be loaded up with power to add some extra pop to your tail if you need that lil additional bit of dynamic energy in the back foot.

Built for speed and aggression the sintered base laughs in the face of flats and slush and offers high levels of speed without breaking the bank. The hybrid fibreglass laminate keeps you responsive onto your edges even when you’re hitting those high speeds and keeps you locked and loaded during deep carves.

Not a board for a novice, this is a deck for those high-octane days where it’s been spewing all night and you’re just itching to get out.

Tester’s Verdict

Mike BrindleyWhitelines

“After Austria got dumped on this winter, we were hoping to get in in time to give the Powder Division a proper thrashing, but just missed the party with only a few pockets of the good stuff left up for grabs. Even so, it’s still clear where this board’s allegiances lie – find a stash to slash and you’re golden!

“Find a stash to slash and you’re golden!”

Fortunately when you’re on the hunt for what powder remains, this also functions as an excellent resort hammerer too. It’ll cut through crust and chop and carve clean lines on piste, while giving you all the confidence in the world that when your day comes this’ll float its way to the top of a fresh layer of snow like it’s full of helium.”

Tester’s Verdict 2018/19


If you like a powerful tail, the Rome Mountain Division may be what you’ve been looking for. The board is still overall, but you can instantly feel how it’s loaded up at the back. Making it work for you doesn’t take a Herculean effort, but you do have to be pretty switched on.

“There’s just not much of an excitement factor with this board. Perhaps that’s unfair, as it doesn’t have any obvious flaws”

Everything else about the Mountain Division says ‘dependable all-mountain workhorse’. It’s not all that lively, but does a great job at killing chatter. It’s light, but not remarkably so.

If these sound like criticisms… well, I guess they are. There’s just not much of an excitement factor with this board. Perhaps that’s unfair, as unlike plenty of other boards I could mention, it doesn’t have any obvious flaws.

But now that there’s so many boards out there that get the heart racing (including several elsewhere in Rome’s stable), it’s hard to get too worked up about the Mountain Division, as serviceable as it may be.”

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