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Rome Winterland 2019-2020 Women’s Snowboard Review

  • Sizes: 145, 146, 149
  • Flex: 6
  • Profile: Hybrid Camber
  • Shape: Directional
  • Price: £460/€530
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The Winterland is a board built for those days it’s spewed two feet of snow overnight, when you’re up at the crack of dawn to get first lines, when you need your board to have your back when it gets steep and deep.

Fractionally softer than last year, the Winterland is still stiff enough to handle the heat when you’re wanting to push it. The stiffer flex lets you go wild when you’re razzing around on piste, and keeps you feeling stable and rock solid when you’re laying into those carves.

“A big ol’ rockered nose gives you bags of float and a super smooth turn initiation”

The profile of the Winterland is one of the more confusing options, and combines camber, rocker and flat for the ultimate in board feel and response. A strong camber section from the tail of the board keeps your back leg down in the pow and gives you the aggression and liveliness you’ll need when riding on piste. This eases into a flat section in the middle of the board for stability and then a big old rockered nose gives you bags of float and a super smooth turn initiation.

A mostly poplar core with three lightweight wood stringers running the length of the board for the ultimate ratio of strength to weight. You can smash it around and not worry about it getting super heavy when you’re going non-stop all day.

They’ve milled out the core outside the inserts at the tail of the board and inserted two thin carbon rods. These get loaded up with energy through turns and give an extra kick under your back foot so you can slash harder and get more response.

Tester’s Verdict

Stella PenttiWhitelines

“After a week of trying out different boards it’s safe to say your legs do get a bit tired (I know, get the violins out). Anyway, after listening to me moaning about the current state of my legs,  the guys over at Rome encouraged me to give the Winterland a go. And, cards on the table time, they made my day by giving me this excellent all-mountain cruiser.

“The Magicstick was great for just cruising around the piste with, and despite its mellow characteristic I realised this thing had got power to it too”

The Winterland was great for just cruising around the piste with. Despite its mellow characteristics,  soonI realised this thing had got power to it too. It also kept me afloat in the powder, and the directional shape made sure to take care of my legs even when leaning back.

The Rome Winterland board was as ideal for lapping the piste with as it was for riding in the deep. I didn’t feel off balance either, and cruising down the slope was really enjoyable. On the balance of things, I did find the Rome Lo-Fi  slightly more suited to my taste. However, people looking for something more powder friendly will love what the Winterland brings to the table.”

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