Whoever at Rossignol decided to name this board the Jibsaw should probably be fired. Why do I say that? Because the name is super misleading on what this snowboard can actually do. Anyone that has ever used this knows exactly what I’m talking about.
Board: Rossignol Jibsaw
Camber Option: Freestyle Amptek. A mix of rocker in the tips and camber underfoot. 60% camber and 40% rocker.
Bindings: Rome 390 Boss
Stance: 22.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 175lbs
Conditions: Sunny bluebird skies with firmer snow in the morning to heavy slushy snow in the afternoon.
Flex: On the stiffer side for a true twin park board. The tips have a little bit of play at the very ends and start to stiffen up mid way back from the contact points. The middle of the board has a softer flex. The torsional give is about average which helps with carving.
Stability: This board is lively yet stable. Plowing over chop, chunder, and small children was a breeze. At no point did it feel horribly unstable.
Ollies: There is snap in the tips. What is different about this board is the tip profile which makes snap a little delayed with its initiation.
Pop On Jumps: You can send a jump no problem on this board. Small, medium, or large this board is going to charge and boost.
Butterability: The tip profile is so elongated that it changes how you play around. Getting up on the tips takes more effort but once you’re over it you can definitely sit over it and play around.
Jibbing: The sweet spot for such an elongated up-kick in the tips is so minimal. For a board with the word jib in the name it takes some work to get the job done.
Carving: Real Magnetraction that isn’t over exaggerated is the best. Adding to their mag with a solid well rounded sidecut you can just carve for days. Getting down low and springing back up to transition over takes minimal effort.
Rider in Mind: The high end freestyle guy that will send big jumps, hit longer jibs, and charge the whole mountain.
Personal Thoughts: If companies would stop putting the word Jib in the name of boards like this it would do a huge service to the consumer. This is not merely a jib board it is a high powered freestyle weapon. It’s edge hold and camber under foot let you snap hard out of turns and off lips. What this reminds me of is the Burton Sherlock especially with the tip profile.
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Disclaimer: This board was sent to us for review by the Rossignol Snowboards marketing department.