i got to take a rome whiteroom out last year. it is softer for a splitboard, made the tight trees easy to maneuver around and had good float in pow. Not really a freeride charging board though. Prior make really nice stuff, but they run pretty stiff. Some of these factor splits come with whale and Chinese clips, so you dont need a whole volie kit, just pucks, touring brackets, heel lifters, and plates. If i was you i'd skip the plates and touring brackets and get some really split binders. Some times spark has blems to sell for a discount, if you give them a call.