Nothing says OG powderwhore like a swallowtail splitboard. You'll find one of these things strapped to the feet of every true local, bearded backcountry snowboard bum in every Rocky Mountain mining-town-turned resort-destination from Canada to New Mexico, and for good reason. Nothing rides like a swallowtail splitboard. Rome carries on this tradition of hardcore-only powdertools with the Whiteroom Swallowtail. The reliable, convenient split mounting system combined with medium-stiff flex and Rome's innovative Powder S hybrid camber make the Whiteroom Swallowtail the perfect tool for getting away from the crowds and into the privacy of your own, personal white room.
The Whiteroom's most important innovation
is its Powder S hybrid camber. From the nose to the last front binding
insert, the Whiteroom uses a full camber profile for huge flotation in
bottomless powder. The effect is a ride that can only be duplicated on a
surfboard. From the front binding inserts back to the tail, the
Whiteroom is a traditional camber board. That means tons of pop from the
pre-loaded tail and unparalleled edge control on harder snow. The addition of a swallowtail reduces float at the tail, so you can ride a swallowtail flat in deep snow, like a regular board on hardpack. You have more control and you won't wear out your back leg.
The folks at Rome laid up the Whiteroom Swallowtail with tried-and-true wood laid tip-to-tail. Two zones of lightweight wood team up with poplar for smooth, predictable flex and loads of pop. Then they added Kevlar and carbon stringers in a V at the tip and tail for ridiculous stiffness and unheard-of edge control. The StraightTriax30 laminate adds even more stiffness and edge control. Rome's designers also added Kevlar impact plates under the binding inserts to eliminate compression caused by high-impact landings, and finished off the Whiteroom with a lightning-quick SinterSpeed sintered base.
- Powder S hybrid camber
- Directional shape
- Kevlar impact plates
- Kevlar PressurePop stringers
- Carbon V Powerbars
- AirPop core matrix
- SinterSpeed sintered base
- Swallowtail design
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I ride a Burton fish as my in house...
I ride a Burton fish as my in house backcountry board. I am looking into to starting split boarding. Does anybody have experience with this board? How does the swallow tail handle traversing when split??