Board: Rossignol Angus
Camber Option: Amptek All-Mountain. 40% camber in the middle and 30% rocker in the tips.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 22.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 T1 DB Size 10
My Weight: 175lbs
Conditions: Sunny bluebird spring laps with plenty of slush to slash.
Flex: A stiffer all mountain twin. This makes the tips more playful and then stiffer through the middle. The torsional flex is also very rigid.
Stability: The dampening and stability of this board make it a versatile weapon of choice when pillaging the open slopes. Chunder mounds, death cookies, and varying terrain are no issue with this board.
Ollies: Load up the tip and prepare to be impressed. This board has some serious snap that doesn’t hinder it’s ability to send natural features like rollers and side hits.
Pop On Jumps: Boosting off a lip of a jump is not an issue with this deck. Much like a regular ollie this thing wants to send it.
Butterability: The stiffer flex through most of the board makes initiating a butter take a bit more work. This is slightly offset by the rocker in the tips, but don’t expect that to help you. You have to work for whatever you get out of this deck.
Jibbing: I’ll be honest this is not a fun board to jib on. You work twice as hard for half the prize. Can you jib on it? Sure, go fast, press hard, and then pop off the feature.
Carving: They added Roller to the board last year. What that does is creates a 2 degree rise of the edges. It’s not super noticeable in soft snow, you may notice it on firm snow but not enough to effect the ride. You do have to aggressively drive this board to get a solid carve, you can’t half ass it.
Rider in Mind: The all mountain rider that wants a slightly stiffer twin and will spend more time hitting jumps or natural features than rails.
Personal Thoughts: Is this a good board? Yes, but is it the board for me? No. It’s aggressive, it takes work to do a lot of the simple things I like to do. Although that is what makes this board great.
Comparable Boards: Jones Mountain Twin, Rome Mod Stale, Endeavor KTV
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This board was loaned to us for review from the Rossignol Snowboards marketing department.
*Disclaimer this board did not change so we carried the 2016 review over.