Rome Whiteroom 16-17
Riding Style / Field of use
Ascent: The TurboRods add a lot of stability during ascent and give the board more stiffness.
Descent: Regarding the downhill it got a bit more playful compared to the last year. The directional hybrid split gained further performance thanks to the rockered nose and camber to tail. The board is the ideal companion for all kind of snow conditions. A super agile and stiff board that keeps its nose up in deep powder. The Whiteroom got heavier this year, so no selection.
Snowconditions at the tests: from 20-30 cm of powder to hardpack and slopes
Bindings used for testing: SP und Spark
Boots: Deeluxe und Fitwell
When untracked snow is the priority, split boards are the simplest solution to getting buried in deep face shots. When Rome Snowboards designed the Whiteroom Split, they had two goals. One was to create a board that floats and surfs effortlessly. The other was to create a board that had power in the tail for slashing with a lot of force. To achieve both they put two rods of carbon in the tail to add pop in two main directions — in line with the board for bigger ollies, and torsionally when the board twists for more power off edge.
More details about the Rome Splitboards can be read here.
Video Presentation at 1:23:
- Directional Shape
- Powder-S rocker/positive hybrid camber
- TurboRods—Carbon Double Barrel - Two TurboRods in the tail add pop
- AirPop Core Matrix
- StraightTriax30 Laminate
- SinterSpeed Base