Board: Rossignol Templar
Camber Option: Amptek All-Mountain. 40% camber in the middle 60% rocker everywhere else.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 22.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 T1 DB Size 10
My Weight: 175lbs
Conditions: Sunny spring like conditions with snow that had the consistency of lumpy mashed potatoes.
Flex: This is your typical directional flex with a softer nose that progressively stiffens up back to the tail. The torsional give is there but not overly abundant, it’s a middle of the road deck in all honesty.
Stability: It’s surprisingly stable and damp which was great because the snow was rutted beyond belief. The dampening of the board saved my knees.
Ollies/Pop: The camber zone gives a great load point to the rockers flex point which provides amazing pop off natural features. So just remember that you have to load it up unlike other hybrid/reverse cambered snowboards.
Butterability: I wouldn’t recommend this board as a straight butter stick, but if you know how to make camber load and unload into a ground press you can butter it. The rocker does make it a bit easier especially if you’re cruising at fast speeds.
Carving: This board is added in setting an edge by the Magnetraction. Those added contact points just let you grip it and rip it.
Rider in Mind: The freeride oriented rider that wants a little bit of camber underfoot and a directional flex, but doesn’t want a stiff beast of a deck.
Personal Thoughts: This board fits in the Rossignol line up. It’s a slight throwback to a board designed for the guy that’s riding the mountain on vacation who doesn’t need the most high end or a low end deck. It’s there, it does its job, and that’s what it’s good at.
Comparable Boards: Venture Paragon, Weston Range, Niche Aether
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This board was loaned to us for review from the Rossignol Snowboards marketing department.
*Disclaimer this board has not changed for 2018 so we carried over the 2016 review.*