Surfy is as tired a descriptor for snowboard product as firing is for when the waves are good. It's tough to think of a more fitting term, however, to explain the appeal of Rome's Powder Division MT Split. If you're looking for something that will float through flat patches and slash every undulation of terrain variation with uncommon ease, this is an excellent option. Significant taper combined with directional camber and a low-entry nose means this ship ain't sinkin'. Testers felt that for most splitboard-accessible terrain, this shape proved ideal.
Splitboard Features & Details
- Powder S 3D camber
- Karakoram Ultra Clips
- SinterTrue base
- Bi-Radial sidecut
- MSRP $680.00
Rad: A surfy rig for most any touring terrain.
Bad: Not ideal for 50-degree chutes.
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