Every time there’s a guys board that seems to get accolades they then try to translate that over to the ladies. Rossignol has done that with the Justice, which is the female equivalent of the Angus. Zara took the 2014 model for a spin and here are her thoughts.
Board: Rossignol Justice
Camber Option: Amptek All Mountain. 60% Camber under foot and 40% rocker in the tips.
Bindings: Salomon Absolute Pure
Stance: 21 Inches Wide 15 Negative 15 Regular
Boots: Salomon Kianna Size 6
My Weight: 148
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: The day started out nice with bluebird skies with sunshine. Mother Nature had other ideas though and brought micro snow showers and temps that cooled down a little bit.
Flex: This board is just a hair stiffer than a mid-flex which makes it a more versatile all mountain deck.
Stability: Charging through the varying snow conditions this board just kept plowing through with ease. Near the end of the day when the snow gets rutted out there was never a point I thought I was going to die while flying over the uneven terrain.
Ollies: This board has snap. That can be attributed to the fact it still has a majority of camber under foot. Popping off rollers and side hits was just a blast.
Pop On Jumps: There was so much snap and load out of this board on the little lips I hit. This board is meant to hit jumps.
Butterability: For a board on the stiffer side, not bad. You definitely have to work harder to get up on the tips and play around but if you’re confident with your riding it shouldn’t be a problem.
Jibbing: Slow dork around jib tricks might not be its strong suit, but high speed technical stuff came with ease. It locked in so well through board slides.
Carving: Stable and reliable. Carving across the icy crust of doom early in the morning put this deck to the test. With the stability and flex of this board you can lay hard into a carve on the steeps and not worry about it folding.
Rider in Mind: A woman on the more aggressive side. The flex pattern allows for you to hard charge, while still being fun and playful in the park. It is for the girl who takes on any challenge on the mountain with excitement.
Personal Thoughts: Honestly, after riding the Diva, I kind of shied away from the board as my bindings were being mounted to it. Then once I had it underfoot I was surprisingly pumped on it. The lack of gripping technology that is incorporated in the Diva was actually a relief. This was a board much more similar to my style. It wasn’t a lifeless plank under my feet, or a serrated knife of doom on features.
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Disclaimer: This board was loaned to us for review from the Rossignol Snowboards marketing department.