Board: Rossignol Jibsaw HD
Camber Option: Amptek Elite. 60% camber and 40% rocker making it a camrocker camber profile.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 wide 18 negative 15 goofy.
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 188lbs
Resort: Copper Mountain
Conditions: Sunny blue skies, super warm temps, snow that was either bullet proof in spots or just really heavy and packed down.
Flex: This board is stiff, especially right out of the wrapper. So hand flex it till the fiberglass cracks in and then hammer on it for a day or so till you can really break it in. Once it does that it’s still the stiffest park deck in the Rossignol line. You have a tad more flex in the tips then it stiffens up heading back to the insert packs and through the middle of the board. The torsional give is there but not highly abundant.
Stability: Well if you want stability in a twin, here you go. The flex pattern coupled with the camber gives you just want you need. You can charge over anything in your path and never have to worry about it.
Ollies: If you’re lazy you can get a little pop off the rocker in the tips, if you’re on top if it you can super load this board and boost. The pop from this board is based off how hard the rider wants to man handle it.
Pop On Jumps: If you’re one of those riders that likes to send the big line, then this is the deck for you. The snap is there to give you massive boost, while the torsional give won’t flex you out if you don’t land perfectly.
Butterability: The rocker in the tips helps, but as previously stated, you need to man handle this thing. It takes more effort than other boards and while do able, it’s not a butter friendly stick.
Jibbing: Go as fast as you can, know the trick you want to do, and press hard into it or land square in the camber zone to lock in. Otherwise don’t even try if you’re half-assing it.
Carving: The sidecut is aggressive enough to rip a Eurocarve, but forgiving enough for when you have to skid a turn or just stay on a mellow track. The Magnetraction isn’t overly aggressive so you won’t stay locked into a carve till you don’t want to get out of it, but it’s there for when you get into ice or firmer snow.
Rider in Mind: The park rider that is riding super pipe, big line, competing in slopestyle, and who likes to venture outside the park and rip the whole mountain.
Personal Thoughts: Much like last years model, this took a bit to break in. Once that happens it’s a better ride, but you still have to stay on top of what you’re doing. For some reason though I believe this model that Rossignol sent me was stiffer than the one I rode last year.
Check out the past reviews of the 2017 Jibsaw HD.
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