For the dudes who like white stuff all over their faces.
You're the guy who eats a good meal, sets the local NOAA forecast to your homepage, and gives your board's base a Brazilian-grade wax the night before a big dump. We think you're also the guy who won't just appreciate the tapered shape, Powder S camber, and lightweight, poppy core of the Rome Notch Snowboard ... you'll treat it better than your girl.
- Power S camber combines poppy, stable positive camber from the front foot to the swallow tail and rocker camber in the nose for serious flotation in the deep shit
- Airpop Core uses ultralight wood with added bamboo for strength so you get the power and flex you need without the added weight
- Carbon V Powerbars channel energy from your bindings to the board ends to add pop in takeoffs, landings, and slashes
- PressurePop technology utilizes super-strong yet lightweight KEVLAR® plates to transmit energy from your bindings to the board edges for maximum hold at high speed
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2009/2010 rome Notch 158
Rome Notch 158 in 20" of heavy Pow from late season snow storm. nothing exciting but this board floated & got through this heavy stuff & even allowed some turns while everyone got bogged down & was lucky to make it to the bottom of the hill without getting stuck.
It appears if I were riding groomed trails the way it floats but I assure you it was deep. the two guys on skiis were riding powder skiis.the place looks deserted since not many ventured out into the deep stuff since it was such a struggle to get through it, but this board had little trouble. In lighter pow it flys and you can crank the turns. Total float & a delicate balancing act on this day never felt solid ground. Board never burrowed in. It handles the deep stuff nicely.
Great powder board
My regular board is a 09-10 Ride DH2 159 with 10-11 Ride Optimo's. Got the 10-11 Rome Notch 162 and transferred over the Optimos. Home mountain is Snowbird, did Prez weekend on the Ride with not quite 2 feet each day, and then the weekend after with the epic snow on the Rome. This is my first ever powder specific board.
As it is a powder specific board, it does have some short comings:
- Small bumps on groomers, especially late in the day, require extra focus to handle.
- Heavily traveled cat tracks can be hard to speed check on due to the narrow tail.
- Jumps, especially on flat areas landing in soft snow, require a tail first landing, otherwise the nose will dive and over you go.
- Boards turns very fast, even if you have 3+ feet of snow on top of it. Great in moguled up chutes, trees, deep powder, etc.
- Float is just insane. Makes carving powder so much more effortless.
- Rear leg burn is almost completely a thing of the past. On Prez weekend I got bad leg burn after 3 hours. Weekend afterward on this board, was able to do two 6 hour days, with the rear leg no worse off than the front leg.
- Nose dive is nearly non existent. I tried even leaning forward on flat areas with knee deep powder. You can feel the board fight to bring the nose up.
A word about setup. The default stance is very far back, almost like you are about to sit down. I had to move the front binding forward one notch from default to help out.
Bottom line, if you live near resorts that get big storms, get a powder board. Did great for me in Utah snow, would imagine even better for Sierra cement style snow.