The Mountain Division from Rome is designed for riders who demand a board as versatile as the terrain they ride. If it's deep, take it to the peaks and steeps. If it's wind-blown, hit the trees. If the groomers are prime, drag some knuckles. The Mountain Division's Free-The-Ride camber profile lets it float with ease, slash with power and rip clean carves.
This board delivers an insane performance on groomers, trees, and backcountry.
Directional is the classic snowboard shape, designed to be ridden with a slightly longer nose than tail to concentrate pop in the tail while still giving you plenty of float, flow, and control to rip any terrain or condition.
The Mountain Division features the Free-The-Ride Camber profile. Rome integrated three distinct zones of camber in this profile: from the tail to just in front of the front foot. They use a positive camber for the tail and mid-body. In front of the front foot, they use a section of flat camber that transitions into a moderate amount of rocker in the nose. This combo results in a highly versatile camber for freeriders who appreciate groomers, powder and variable snow. The positive camber section underfoot and in the tail drives the power and edge control. The flat section keeps enough downward pressure on the contact points in the nose for proper turn initiation. The rocker in the nose delivers the float in pow. The combination is a feeling that rips, carves and surfs in deeper conditions.
The Mountain Division is made with Airpop Core Matrix: starting with the responsive "pop" of poplar laminates, Rome integrated five zones of low-density, ultra light wood to reduce weight. Then they added air channels to make it even lighter. The SuperlightBiax Laminate is a ultra-lightweight biax pattern that helps provide an even-flexing, fun, torsional feel. Rome uses 90-degree and 0-degree fibers for the best of freestyle feel and all-mountain power. Z-Tech 2.0 is a 2-inch wide strip of Zylon for freestyle friendly flexes that pop ollies like mad without being overly stiff when the board twists. The SinterSpeed Base retains wax for a maximum of speed and durability. The SinterSpeed Base ensures that you get to the line first and you land in the sweet spot - because speed matters.
TurboRods Carbon Double Barrel
The Carbon Double Barrel Turborods bring a new approach to loading ollies and building pop. Rome starts by milling channels into the board’s core. Then they insert carbon rods that rest freely inside sleeves with a single point of attachment. The rod is anchored only towards the center area of the board, leaving the outside tip of the rod to flex freely inside the sleeve. It means the TurboRods engage the tip and tail of the board to load maximum spring, creating a more active flex pattern and efficiently self-dampening after pop occurs.
Rome SDS lives and breathes snowboarding and has done so since day one. Seeking to reestablish the true roots of snowboarding, Rome kicked off production is 2001. Their goal was to create a brand that "lives the values of snowboarding and innovates products that increase the one thing that matters most in snowboarding: fun." They have overshot their goal by miles, and as true snowboarders at heart, we are stoked to have them as a part of our team.