Board: Rossignol Sashimi LG
Camber Option:Amptek Elite. 60% camber under foot with 40% rocker in the nose.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 195lbs
Resort: Copper Mountain
Conditions: COLD!!! It was hovering around 0 to negative degree temps, overcast skies, high winds, fresh snow in the trees and on the sides of runs where it wasn’t groomed, and of course it was fucking cold as balls.
Flex: This board has a reverse directional flex that’s based off being a more mellow version of the one on the XV this means that you have a stiffer nose and a softer tail. What you get though with this board is a lot of flex in the nose that stiffens up by the front insert pack and progressly softens up to the tail. This means that you can ride it a bit more centered on the board and not worry about it getting bucked around. What I will say is that the torsional flex is a bit lacking which makes the board a bit of a chore to drive in tight trees so bring your A Game.
Stability: This board was super stable in choppy terrain. It just cut through anything in its path. While you will notice some chatter in the end of the nose it does not resonate back on this board which makes it awesome for just charging harder.
Ollies/Pop: Having camber under foot you can really load this board up to pop. Sending side hits was super fun and popping rollers takes no effort. The one thing to note is that while this has more tail than the Sushi you still end up losing a bit of performance off the back foot with how short it is.
Butterability: I attempted no less than 3 nose butters on this board. You have to find a fair amount of soft snow to get it to lock in and go. Then again this board isn’t made for buttering.
Carving: Do you like effortlessly carving? Good, this board is just that effortless. You can really lay it over on edge and get it to drive in with ease. It locks in and holds the carve through the apex of the turn. The edge to edge transmission is smooth and nimble. This board was fun to carve on a groomer.
Rider in Mind: Resort powder hunter that wants a mid level volume shifted board.
Personal Thoughts: Well it’s definitely not the XV and it’s definitely not the Sushi. This is a board that fits perfectly in the spectrum and it’s great for a resort rider that wants to crush wide open pow or get into trees. It wasn’t the best in the overly tight trees we have here in CO, but when they were more evenly spaced out this board just sent it. On groomers this board just fucking rips!
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