Board: Rossignol The One
Camber Option: Amptek All-Mountain. 40% camber between the feet and then 60% rocker split up between the tips.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 22.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 T1 DB Size 10
My Weight: 170lbs
Conditions: Sunny blue skies, colder temps, fresh firm corduroy, and minimal wind. This made for fast early morning groomer laps.
Flex: Directional flex making for a softer nose, stiffer under foot, and finally the stiffest section of the board is under foot. The torsional flex was a mix between the nose and front foot flex making it a middle of the road.
Stability: This board has the new Lite Frame technology for absorbing chatter. It’s a TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane) that is see through. If you take the board and hold it up to the light you will see that the core is transparent about 1cm in from the edge. This is Lite Frame. Does it work? Well when going over firm to frozen snow where normally there would be chatter I did notice a little bit more dampening of micro vibrations. The over all stability of this board is solid though for getting into varying conditions and rallying at speeds.
Ollies/Pop: The snap out of the tail of this board is immense. You can really load up the camber zone under foot which actuates the rocker zone and gives snap like a skateboard. Hitting natural features I instantly knew I was going to go further and higher than I thought.
Butterability: The nose is far easier to butter on than the tail due to the directional flex. But don’t discount playing around on the tail of this board either, it has just the right amount of flex to let you get sideways at speeds.
Carving: The Magnetraction on this board isn’t so overwhelming you feel locked into a carve, but it’s not so mellow that it doesn’t do shit. It’s that nice blend of do it all which lets you set up turns with ease or rail a hard carve with next to no effort. If you want to do a full loop carve, I suggest you go for it with this board.
Rider in Mind: The guy that wants a little set back and will spend more time charging than playing around on the mountain.
Personal Thoughts: Is Lite Frame the future for Rossignol? I’m not sure yet, I could see where some of its properties were solid, but where it could also come across as being a gimmick. Compared to last year though this board is going in the right direction it’s powerful, yet playful at the same time.
Comparable Boards: Slash Spectrum, Ride Berzerker, Jones Ultra Mountain Twin
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This board was loaned to us for review by Rossignol Snowboards marketing department.
*Disclaimer this board did not change for 2018 so we carried the review over from 2017.*