Board: Rossignol Sushi
Camber Option: Amptek Elite. 30% rocker in the nose, camber through the middle to the tail with 10% rocker.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 195lbs.
Conditions: Mix of clouds and sun, slightly warmer temps, a bunch of fresh snow, some groomers, and low wind.
Flex: This board is 100% directional and playful. You have a giant nose with a lot of flex, then it stiffens up under foot, and then there’s the tail which gets just a hair softer than the middle of the board. There’s a fair amount of torsional flex that lets you twist it.
Stability: There’s a lot of flex in the nose which means you’ll notice the tip flapping at high speeds the good thing is that the Lite Frame core doesn’t let that energy transfer back under foot and fatigue that front leg. Underfoot you have a ton of stability, that wider platform gives you a nice chassis to sit on and not get bucked around.
Ollies/Pop: There’s next to no tail on this board so all the pop comes from that back set of inserts. You can load up the camber to get it to pop, but realistically it’s all coming off that back foot to get it to boost. It’s easy to engage, but you have nothing to land on as there’s next to no tail.
Butterability: That nose is so soft and rocker dominate coupled with its width that you have the ultimate platform to lock into presses with. It just holds on and lets you push into the snow with it.
Carving: This board is like a little racer on groomed runs. You can load up the camber zone, push into what tail it has, and slingshot right out of the carve. It does a great job of carving for what it is. Long drawn out carves or tight quick setup turns.
Rider in Mind: Powder hound that wants a volume shifted board.
Personal Thoughts: For 2020 they introduced 2 new models of the Sushi. This one is the regular width 144 which will accommodate people with a smaller foot compared the original 145 which is now considered the 145w. It’s essentially the exact same board as the 145w but 1cm shorter. I will say that it does seem a bit softer than the one I rode last year, but not by much.
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