Notables: Rome Notch

Rome Notch 164-S. Photo: Nick Hamilton
Rome Notch 164-S. Photo: Nick Hamilton

Rome Notch 164-S
Rising From The Depths

Modern snowboard design has morphed from the floaty-nosed, tapered-tail shapes of the past, but not the Rome Notch. It is a rare prehistoric breed that has rejected progressive evolution, rather evolving solely for primordial powder performance. Its tapered profile, carbon and bamboo reinforced swallowtail, and hull-shaped reverse camber represent a creature that’s finely tuned for pillaging powder runs and dodging turns through the trees in even the deepest powder. And for the more freestyle minded, the Notch 1985 (available in 158 and 162) is laced with similar powder traits like reverse mountain camber, but with a true twin shape. With various camber and shape options all designed to thrive in powder, the Notch line represents natural snowboard selection at its finest.

Length: 164 cm
Sidecut radius: 9.03 mm
Waist width: 25.2 cm
Effective edge: 133.5 cm
Price: $549
Also available: 155, 158, 162, 168, 172-S