Board: Rossignol Krypto Magtek
Camber Option: Amptek Elite. This is a Camrocker board with 20% rocker in the tips and 60% camber under foot.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 177lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Overcast skies, puking snow, firm to icy groomers underneath the trace amount of snow while more snow was falling.
Flex: To say this board is stiff is an understatement, this thing is a damn plank. Probably the stiffest board I’ve ridden in recent memory. It does have a super directional flex meaning the nose is softer than the tail. The torsional flex is next to non-existent.
Stability: Here’s the thing about this boards stability, the flex makes it solid for not budging when charging across the snow, but it’s not damp by any means. You can feel every little ripple, bump, and variation in the snow. At speeds those bumps cause the vibrations to resonate upward into the binding and your leg.
Ollies/Pop: It takes a lot to initiate this board to snap. I mean A LOT! Even then it’s still not the best at popping off a side hit, roller, or natural feature. The amount of work you put in is what you get back.
Butterability: Throw the idea of buttering on this thing out the window. No seriously, throw it out. The best you’re going to get is some high speed tail skids and wheelies.
Carving: I tried to Euro-carve this thing, while I assume it’s doable to someone that has Redwoods for legs and the muscle mass of Paul Bunyon, I just couldn’t do it. It does hold an edge and is great for long drawn out carves. Tight quick ones though on the other hand leave more to be desired.
Rider in Mind: Someone that is going to haul ass, do long drawn out carves, and doesn’t give a fuck about what’s in front of them.
Personal Thoughts: I’ll be honest this board and I do not get along. We’ve tried, but we’re just not copacetic. In my opinion this board just might be too much deck for the every-man and falls more into a niche based category. Long story short, I hate this thing.
Comparable Boards: Ride Timeless, Burton Gate Keeper, Rome Sawtooth
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This board was loaned to us for review from Rossignol Snowboards marketing department.