|Riding Style||All Mountain|
|Riding Level||Intermediate - Advanced|
|Fits Boot size (US)||Women's, < 8, 8-10, 10-12|
|Camber Profile||Hybrid Camber|
|Approx. Weight||Feels Normal|
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Rome Muse 2022 Review by The Good Ride
The Rome Muse is a playful directional twin snowboard that liked to explore a lot of different snow terrain and conditions. It would be good for an intermediate to advanced rider who likes to ride switch, dabble in the park and have fun on groomers.
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How This Review Happened: We borrowed this for an extended demo.
Time Codes: 00:06 Intro 00:25 Base 00:31 Flex 00:52 Camber Profile 01:12 Snow Conditions 01:39 Steeps 02:28 Switch 02:39 Powder 03:05 Setback On Board 03:12 Off Piste 03:47 Groomers 04:13 Carving 04:35 Freestyle Personality 05:13 Edge Hold 05:31 Who Is This For?
Conditions: California spring conditions. Icy mornings, slushy afternoons.
Bindings: Union Milan
Boots: Vans Ferra Pro
Set Up: 15 front, 15 back, 20″ stance width
Sizes: 140, 143, 146, 149, 152
Base: Sintered Strong Base, a sintered base that is supposed to be fast and easy to fix.
Flex: 6/10 flex. The Muse has a medium/stiff flex, but in a playful way. You can still butter on it and manipulate it pretty easily for it having a 6/10 flex.
Camber Profile: This board has the Fusion Camber from Rome. Basically a hybrid camber board. Positive camber between the feet, transitioning to a little rocker on the nose and tail. This allows the Muse to feel somewhat technical and have some pop and energy, but also allows it to feel a little catch free at the same time.
On Snow Feel: The Muse is a somewhat mellow all mountain board. It likes to ride at a medium speed and explore different features on the mountain. It is stable but not locked in. The Muse playful but without losing the energy in the board. I really enjoyed the snappy pop it had in ollies.
Steeps: Quick to turn in steeper terrain. Medium stable when things got bumpy in the steeps. Could make small closed turns with not too much effort. Liked smaller to medium turns.
Switch: The Muse has a directional looking shape and is a directional twin, but it is still centered on sidecut. So riding switch is pretty effortless. It feels almost the same switch as it does regular.
Powder: The muse is more of an all mountain board, but not really the type to kill it on a powder day. It does have a somewhat wider waist width than the average women’s board. And it is very slightly directional. You get a little bit of setback on board when you move the bindings all the way back but not much. (1.37″) The small rocker in the nose will help it to float a little better than a full positive camber board. But on deep days it would be better to have a powder board as back up.
Off Piste: Because it is quick to turn, the Muse did pretty well off piste. It rode easily through moguls and bumpy snow. But it liked to turn through these instead of try and cruise over the top of them. It is nimble enough to take through the trees as well.
Carving: The Muse is a dabbler. It can carve but it isn’t a carving specialist. It seemed to let go of the edge a bit earlier in carves than I was hoping. This board seemed to prefer open carves instead of closed off carve turns.
Freestyle Personality: Friendly enough for some freestyle riding. I liked the pop off of natural jumps and ledges. Would be fun on small to medium features and jumps. The directional twin shape will allow the Muse to take off switch or land switch. Forgiving enough to ride on boxes and rails as well. Not a high perforce park board, but enough to get your park fix from time to time.
Edge Hold: Medium to hard snow conditions seemed more comfortable on the Muse. The icier snow was a bit slick. It gripped ok but not great. There is no sidecut disruption on the Muse, so you are relying on the sidecut and the positive camber to hold you to the ice.
Who Is This For?
The Rome Muse could work for an intermediate to advanced rider looking for a do it all board. A board that does everything pretty good. The Muse has a playful all mountain personality that can take you most places on the mountain and feel consistent.
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