Here we are again with another snowboard review from Rossignol featuring the Templar Magtek Snowboard. So who is this board for or? Is it some kind of mystical holy shred stick for the Knights Templar on a quest to bring the shred back to the promised land?
Board: Rossignol Templar Magtek
Camber Option: Amptek All Mountain. 40% camber between the feet 60% rocker in the tips.
Bindings: K2 Formulas
Stance: 22.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 175lbs
Conditions: 46 inches in the 4 days they had been closed causing for deep pow that was wind loaded and heavy, sunny skies with one bubble of a cloud hanging over the top of peak 8, firm fresh corduroy, and of course those awesome high winds that Breckenridge is known for.
Flex: Directional stiffness making it softer in the nose and stiffening up towards the tail. The torsional flex is more abundant than The One Magtek but the longitudinal is very similar. If anything this is a slightly downgraded The One Magtek making it more all mountain freestyle and less all mountain freeride.
Stability: Getting into the chopped out bumps from the heavy wind loaded powder this board proved how stable it was. It’s not the most damp board but it’s still solid enough to not worry about it folding when going mach 10 through a mogul field covered in powder.
Ollies: The camber provides the snap we all know and love while the rocker gives it a skate style pop. The snap is pretty abundant and easily noticeable when you’re launching off natural features or boosting over obstacles in your way.
Pop On Jumps: Jumps come with ease and take little to no effort.
Butterability: It does take a bit more to butter this but it’s still do able. Pow butter are where this excels a bit more as you can leverage the rocker to get back on the tips and just float it out.
Jibbing: It locks into presses and gets the job done but it’s not a jib stick by any means so be prepared to work a bit harder for it.
Carving: Ripping hard carves on groomers is so much fun with this. The sidecut coupled with the Magnetractions 5S just lets you feel locked in. One thing to note is that the directional flex will have the nose of the board popping up out of carves leaving the back foot engaged.
Rider in Mind: The guy that’s riding all mountain and doesn’t mind having a slightly stiffer deck in the park or a set back.
Personal Thoughts: Unlike The One Magtek this board is a bit more versatile making it all mountain freestyle vs all mountain freeride. The flex is great for getting into certain terrain and just pushing it to the next level while still being able to be in control.
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Disclaimer: This board was loaned to us from Rossignol Snowboards marketing department for review.