Value Rating: 7
Durability Rating: 7
Overall Rating: 7
Location of Test: Mission Ridge Ski and Board Resort in Wenatchee, WA
Duration of Test: A few laps
Product Name: 2021 Service Dog Snowboard
Product Brand: Rome
Best Use: Powder/ Packed Powder
Camber Profile: Free the ride camber (Backseat camber, rocker in nose)

Rome Service Dog Snowboard

The Full Review:
When you first look at the Service Dog, you can tell what it’s meant for; powder and cruising. I had a great time cruising around the mountain on this board, but feel that this board is going to perform better in deeper, powder conditions. With a big nose, this board wants to be a boat and float you on your journey down the slopes.
     
The sidecut on this board is shallow, so turning it can be a bit of a chore. This board is great for those that want to cruise on powder days and stay in open snowfields. I don’t think this board makes for a great tree ride. Stiff camber under your back foot makes for a fun stable ride. The bigger nose will chatter at higher speeds. It’s fun when you get used to it.

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The Good: 
Fun for big surfy turns in powder on open slopes.

The Bad: 
Hard to control at first, but once you figure out the flex, you can make it move well.

The Bottom Line: 
This board is a great stable powder cruiser and should be treated as such.

Rome Service Dog Snowboard