- Sizes: 148
- Flex: 7
- Profile: Setback Camber
- Shape: Directional
- Price: £429 / €499
Despite their origins on America’s east coast (aka the ice coast), the guys behind Rome Snowboards know a thing or two about powder – and nowhere is it more apparent than in the Powder Division range. Consisting of four different models, there’s a shape in here for every pitch. This one, the Rome Powder Division ST snowboard, is the smallest.
As with all downsized freeride boards, the Rome Powder Division ST compensates with an increased waist width (a whopping 28.4cm in this case), so you’ll have no issues staying above the deep stuff. The tail helps too, as does the nose which is both rockered and slightly convex.
“A carbon rod placed down the middle helps to make up for the lack of tail power”
No-one buys a board like the Rome Powder Division ST for its pop, but a carbon rod placed down the middle helps to make up for the lack of tail power. When you come across a perfect natural take-off, that’ll come in handy.
You won’t find the very highest level of Rome’s tech arsenal in this, but that’s fine. The sintered base is still pretty rapid, and the core is nice and light too. Given that you should mainly be using this to duck in and out of tight trees rather than gun it to 88, those are smart decisions that help to keep the overall cost down.
The Rome Powder Division ST is a quiver board for sure, but one well worth considering.