Rossignol and playfulness, probably something you wouldn’t think would go together. Well evidently they figured out how to make a fun entry to mid level park board that anyone can ride. We took it for a spin and this is how it stacked up.
Board: Rossignol Trickstick
Camber Option: Amptek Auto Turn. 20% camber between the feet and 80% rocker the rest of the length of the board.
Bindings: Rome 390 Boss
Stance: 22.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 175lbs
Conditions: Warm temps, sunny skies, and spring snow.
Flex: It’s a jib board in every sense of the word, yet it’s still a deck you can ride all over the park. It’s playful and soft in the tips, stiffening up under the inserts, and then having more play between the feet but still having snap due to the camber. The torsional give is abundant and lets you twist this board when going through a carve.
Stability: It’s mildly stable. By that I mean you can survive small chopped up terrain aspects but if it’s really rutted out prepare yourself to bend your knees and use them as a shock absorber.
Ollies: For being almost 80% rocker you would think this would sacrifice it’s snap. But alas that is not the case you can pop off rollers with ease and onto park features. It’s not substantially poppy but enough so that you’ll be content.
Pop On Jumps: With most jib sticks you sacrifice pop on jumps. This board can handle jumps as long as you know to land bolts or as close to bolts as possible. I wouldn’t hit anything over 35 feet give or take but for stuff under that it’s not a problem.
Butterability: This board does not disappoint. The playful tips and rocker allow you to get over the board with ease which makes for a lazy playfulness.
Jibbing: The sweet spot is accentuated more by the rocker. Locking into presses comes with ease. When going through kinks this board is flexible enough to not ever buck you.
Carving: Here’s the surprising thing about this board. You can carve. Rarely did I find the tip lifting up out of the arc of a hard carve. That in my opinion is what makes this board far more versatile.
Rider in Mind: Park rider on a budget that is riding a small resort or just never leaves the park.
Personal Thoughts: 3 years ago I doubt I would find myself saying I would ever have fun on a Rossignol. This board changed that. I knew perfectly well going into riding it that this board would be a little softer than I would like, but the camber between the feet added stability when landing medium sized features. Its ability to lay a carve was impressive and the well rounded nature of this board just made it so much fun.
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Disclaimer: This board was loaned to us for product review from the Rossignol Snowboards marketing department.