The Rome Snowboards Powder Division line is in its second season and this winter there are 4 boards in the range. I haven’t ridden a Rome for years but these boards have me (and I’m sure plenty of other folks too) stoked big time.
The Powder Division range is made up of 4 decks, all aimed at different riders, conditions and terrain. They’re most certainly all pow boards though with all 4 having Powder S 3d camber and some degree of taper. The 4 shapes kind of represent a who’s who of modern powder board design.
Rome Snowboards Powder Division 148 ST
The Powder Division 148 ST is a contemporary short pow shape with a long nose, short tail, wide waist (284mm) and fairly tight sidecut. It looks like a fun resort pow board that’ll be great to mess around on too. The 148 has 20mm of taper and a default stance set back 20mm.
Rome Snowboards Powder Division 153 MT
The 153 looks like a beaut. 18mm of taper and a long smooth nose should enable it to float really nicely. Really like the shape of the tail too. This here is your Japan board from the Powder Division line.
Rome Snowboards Powder Division 157 MT
Similar to the 153 in shape just a little longer and wider. The 157 is the benchmark pow board in the line and probably the one most suited to all mountain riding too. It won’t be quite as nimble in the trees as the 153 but it’ll be a little more stable when opened up in bigger terrain.
Rome Snowboards Powder Division 160 PT
The Powder Division 160 is the longest board in the line and definitely more suited to making big turns in open terrain rather than shredding the trees. It has the narrowest waist in the range at 260mm and the longest sidecut radius (8.14m) too. The pin tail should provide the 160 with a little more power in the rear too. At 12mm it has a moderate amount of taper.