Rome Whiteroom Splitboard Tramline Review

Rome Whiteroom Splitboard 2018/19

Top to bottom one of my favorite boards in this year’s splitboard test was the Rome Whiteroom Splitboard part of Rome’s Tramline Collection.  If you find yourself splitboarding in snow that’s less than ideal, this board does wonders. And it works equally as well in nipple deep pow.

Rome Whiteroom Splitboard Review

What is it that makes this splitboard ride so well in just about every snow condition imaginable?  Rome’s Whiteroom Splitboard is built off a Powder S profile which has camber from the tail through the midsection and rocker at the tip. This is the perfect blend when it comes to splitboard profiles as the Whiteroom tours great on the way up with camber and performs even better on the way down.

Rome S Powder Snowboard Profile

If your current splitboard is sacrificing usability on the way up or way down, perhaps you need to find a new split to ride.  The Rome Whiteroom may be a solid bet.

The board sure is fun to ride as shown above in the review video.

What can be Improved?

Rome Splitboard Uprised Fendors

Rome is using raised fenders near the tip and tail clips which can make the board hard to put back together.  Not sure why the material on the board here has been raised.  Although this is minor when compared to the board’s durability.

With splitboarding snow gets stuck to your board.  The easiest way to remove said snow is to simply click your heels together ala Judy Garland.  However, the Rome Whiteroom Splitboard did not like such abuse.

Rome Splitboard Top Sheet Damage

I put a solid 25+ hours testing out this splitboard including a 17-hour tour into Yellowstone. When it came time to send the Whiteroom Splitboard back to Rome it was very beaten up.  Had Rome allowed me to keep the board it would have been my go-to daily driver, especially in variable spring snow, corn and ice cycles.

Splitboards do get beat up, its part of the game.

Overall Impression

At around half the price of other splitboards on the market, Rome’s Whiteroom Splitboard ($679) is a killer bargain. This was my first time riding a Rome Snowboard and I have truly been missing out.  The only hiccup becomes the long-term durability of a splitboard like this.

Rome Tramline Splitboard Review

If you’re planning on going for a tour up a local ski resort in the early morning hours this board would be a solid bet.  If you’re someone that splitboards less than 10 days a year again this is a great board to consider.

That being said for the dedicated splitboarder, this board will be fun to ride however don’t be surprised when the top sheet starts peeling away and the sidewalls take a beating. Perhaps the Rome Whiteroom Splitboard will last a season or longer, for you YMMV.

Rome Splitboard Snowmobile Tour

Photos of Rome Tramline Splitboard

Splitboard on skin tracks

Teton Pass Splitboarding

Rome Powder Division Splitboard

Rome Splitboard

 

 

Rome Whiteroom Splitboard
3.5 / 5 RATING      

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About the Author

Mike Hardaker
Mike Hardaker grew up surfing and snowboarding in Orange County and followed his love of surfing to Hawaii before eventually moving to the mountains to concentrate on snowboarding. When not on a board, Mike worked for Snowboarder and later oversaw TGR's online publication. He went on to found Mountain Weekly News where he is still CEO and Editor in Chief. Mike spends most of his time splitboarding in the winter months and backpacking throughout the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem in the summer.

4 Comments on "Rome Whiteroom Splitboard Tramline Review"

  1. can you tell me what bindings you recommend for this board?

    • Juliet,

      I used the Spark R&D Arc Bindings on this setup and really liked it. Any of the bindings should work though. What are you using now?

  2. I believe the raised fendors are because the inserts for the clips are not drilled through the board. Jones boards also seem to have a similar elevated platform. I think there’s some elevated plate in there to anchor the inserts since there’s no t-nut drilled through the core.

    • Mike Hardaker | May 4, 2018 at 10:47 AM | Reply

      David,

      Looks like you are correct, thanks for the comment. I wonder if this added more weight or took away without the inserts added? Hopefully Rome can chime in here.

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