Board: Rossignol Revenant
Camber Option: Amptek All Mountain. 60% rocker 40% camber.
Bindings: Rome Black Label
Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 200lbs
Resort: Copper Mountain
Conditions: A weird mix of clouds, low visibility, high visibility, winds, fresh blower snow, left over sun baked snow, perfect groomers, and warmer temps.
Flex: There’s an abundance of flex in the tips that stiffens up under foot and then gets softer again in the middle. It’s a tale as old as the ages for flex. The torsional flex is there and you’ll notice how much you can twist this board but it doesn’t get over powered. The overall flex is a true middle of the road all mountain.
Stability: This board is lively so don’t expect it to plow through everything in its path. What you get is a board that’s tips get bounced around and have some flap. This resonate back under foot. So if you’re looking for a super damp ride, this is not it.
Ollies: The snap off the tail is very skate inspired due to the abundance of rocker. The camber section is easy to load and engage. If you like to pop in the powder this thing does it amazingly well. If you like sending it on the groomers, it’s got you covered. It’s not the snappiest deck out there but it gets the job done.
Pop On Jumps: The lip does a bunch of the work here but this board is perfectly at home popping off lips and stomping landing. Is it a daily jump board? No, but it will survive those laps through the park when you’re not chasing powder or carving.
Butterability: Having that much rocker in the nose and softer tips you have a giant platform to lock into presses on the snow. This board just holds a butter with the best of them but still gives you snap and pop when you want to exit. Get weird if you want.
Jibbing: While it’s not a dedicated jib board it has enough flex to get the job done. You’ll feel the sweet spot in the tip and tail is easy to lock into for nose or tail presses. Having camber between the feet and a decent amount of torsional flex this board locks into board slides. Basically if you’re cutting through the park it’s got you covered.
Carving: This board grips on firm snow and stays locked in. Short tight quick carves or long hard drawn out ones it’s going to do the job and do it well enough. This board is nimble edge to edge and really zips out of carves off the tail.
Rider in Mind: All mountain rider.
Personal Thoughts: This board is really well balanced and somewhat feels like an older One LF from Rossignol. You’ll notice that in powder the tips coupled with the rocker really let you snap in fresh snow. This board is playful where it counts but can let you charge if you need to.
Comparable Boards: Yes Typo, Ride Algorhythm, Jones Frontier