Surfy is as tired a descriptor for snowboard product as firing is for when the waves are good. Its tough to think of a more fitting term, however, to explain the appeal of Romes Powder Division MT Split. If youre 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 aint 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.


With Rome’s 3D Rocker in the nose, the Powder Division MT Split had a surf-inspired feel built to handle the most epic days. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

The SinterTrue base held up to our testers’ abuse as well as their need for speed. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

Karakoram tip locks kept things secure. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

Testers were pleased to see some high-end Karakoram clips throughout. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

Testers praised the Powder Division’s Powder S 3D profile for it’s surfy demeanor. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

The crescent-shaped tail offered up additional float while adding a nice aesthetic to this clean-looking splitboard. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

With its setback stance, tapered profile, and distinct crescent-shaped tail, testers found the Powder Division especially preferable in both deep and slushy scenarios. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

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We start the Tested + Approved process by reaching out to brands with reputable product offerings, asking them to submit qualifying gear across an array of categories. We then distribute this gear to insightful, diehard shredders across the country with distinguished product knowledge and an astute ability to critique it. Committed to eliminating inferior items, blown out soles, busted zippers, fogged up lenses, and gimmicky tech is sifted out. What remains is a collection of the industry’s most proven products; all of it Tested + Approved.

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