Insert some sort of Highlander reference here blah blah blah there can be only one blah blah blah. Oh no wait this is a snowboard so you probably want to be regaled with tales of what it did or didn’t do on the snow. Well just read the review you’ll find out.
Board: Rossignol One Magtek
Camber Option: Amptek All Mountain. 40% camber between the inserts 60% rocker in the rest of the board.
Bindings: K2 Formulas
Stance: 22.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 175lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Ungodly cold temps for April, fresh groomed corduroy, and fresh powder with chunder underneath.
Flex: The directional flex of this board gives the nose a softer flex stiffening it up to the tail. The torsional flex has a tiny bit of give which keeps it stable when center flexing it through turns.
Stability: This board is designed for playing around the whole mountain as a charger deck in my opinion. With that in mind you can’t help but notice how damp and stable this board is when you get it into varying terrain. There was never a point charging through the death chunder or the steep tree runs at the basin that I felt I was going to get bucked around.
Ollies/Pop: Like all the other Rossignols I’ve ridden this board has some serious snap in it. When charging natural cornices, drops, bush gaps, and the like this board just boosted over them with ease.
Butterability: For being a slightly stiffer deck the tips actually have a lot of play in them for buttering. High speed pow butters came with ease and then getting on groomed runs and doing them it took no effort.
Carving: This board has 7M magnetraction giving edge grip from tip to tail. If you wanted to get on edge and lay a hard carve there was no worry that this board wouldn’t lock in and grip it. Center flexing the board really let you quick carve around the mountain.
Rider in Mind: The guy that’s charging pow and the mountain trying to go as fast as possible and send some natural features.
Personal Thoughts: This board was a lot of fun for chunder busting and charging some of the lines the Basin had to offer. With all the crust underneath what little fresh snow there was it was great for not worrying about getting bucked around. On drops it absorbed the landing with ease. Over all it’s a solid fun ride.
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Disclaimer: This board was loaned to us for review from the Rossignol Snowboards marketing department.