Rome Powder Division MT 2018-2019 Snowboard Review

Rome’s latest Powder Division series comes in three distinct shapes, each built for a different purpose. There’s the short, fat ST, the big, burly PT, and this: the MT.

The Rome Powder Division MT snowboard sits in the middle of the range. You can go great guns with it when you find an open face, but it’s not so unwieldy that you can’t appreciate tree runs too.

“The spoon-like construction of the nose parts the powder and smoothly rolls from side to side”

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The setback camber profile is ideal for freeriding; the board just wants to float. The spoon-like construction of the nose helps too, as it parts the powder and smoothly rolls from side to side. The cutaway in the tail and the tapered outline help too, so don’t expect to be feeling the leg-burn on this.

While there’s not a lot behind your back foot, pillow-popping on the Rome Powder Division MT is made easier by the carbon rod running down the board’s spine. While it’s fairly stiff overall, the biax fibreglass makes working the waist (which is pretty wide in all three lengths) that much easier.

The MT is the only version of the Rome Powder Division that comes in a range of sizes, so more riders are likely to find what they’re looking for here. It also comes as a splitboard, so check that out if you want to earn your turns.

Tester’s Verdict

Chris MoranHere Be Treasure

“Coming into the inaugural WL tester week I had a game plan – I’d concentrate on the shorter, fatter powder/freeride boards. And really, what I wanted to find was one board that could kinda handle everything.

Because let’s face it, you can ride powder all day, but during that day, you’re still 60%+ either tracking in or out of a stash, and you wanna have fun during that time too. So if it Eurocarves, rides switch, or you know, actually turns on a piste, that’s all a big bonus.

“The base felt like silk in all conditions. God knows what’s in there but hot-damn, it rode well”

Cut to the Rome Powder Division 153 MT Tramline. What the tramline is, I couldn’t tell you. Marketing gumpf from some clueless idiot like me (when I’m not looking for the equivalent of a powderboard unicorn, I sell my soul to the devil).

But the board rode like a total dream in the unbelievably good powder we were blessed with. It’s another short, nug-ified pow shredder, but less extreme than the Jones Storm Chaser. Yes the nose is directional and the tail virtually non-existent, but it’s generally all-round more forgiving than the Jones.

The base felt like silk in all conditions. God knows what’s in there but hot-damn, it rode well. It was as playful as the Storm Chaser, less uber-whippy in the trees, but just as orgasmic on an open field. But more to the point, zipping around on the piste felt really awesome too. Precisely because it was less extreme around the edges, it kinda felt, normal.

Oddly though, I’d still go for the Jones board. Why? I dunno to be honest. It just rubbed me a bit better.”

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