Top to bottom one of my favorite boards in this years splitboard test was the 2019 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.