Board: Rossignol Resurgence
Camber Option: Amptek All Mountain. 50% camber through the inserts with 25% rocker in the nose and tail. It’s camrocker.
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 mix of slightly hazy skies to full overcast, moderate winds at times, colder temps, fresh snow on top of corduroy, old snow in the trees, ice, chunder, and death cookies.
Flex: The overall flex is slightly past a middle of the road all mountain. This means it’s a little stiffer. What you do get is slightly softer section in the tip where the rocker is, then right before the camber section it stiffens up noticeably through the middle. The torsional flex is there but it’s not overwhelming or under powering.
Stability: This board is smooth and stable for the most part. You get a little chatter in the tips at speed on groomers and you can partially feel it underfoot. In rutted out terrain this board absorbs those hard jarring jolts fairly well and keeps you on top of everything. In chunder it pushes through it with ease.
Ollies: The snap is there and you do have to load up the camber section of the board to get it to engage. It’s not overwhelmingly hard to get it to do this and you notice right away that it’s got enough pop to get you in the air while not being a super stand out.
Pop On Jumps: Jumps aren’t an issue with this board it wants to get up in the air off the lip. You do have to load it to get it to pop and even then it’s still relying on you doing the work more than the actual jump.
Butterability: What’s nice about this board is with the longer camber section you move the sweet spot further out toward the tip. While this decreases the size of it the tip shape which has an abrupt upkick is more utilized. So when you do get on the nose or tail it locks in and stays locked in with a minimal amount of rebound and fight.
Jibbing: Make sure you know how to get your weight over the nose or tail for presses. Otherwise it’s a lot like buttering and it will hold the press and give you snap out of the end of the feature with relative ease. Going sideways the camber section hugs perfectly well and feels locked in.
Carving: They changed the serrations on their edge tech which changes how it grips. It feels a little more hooky at the center on harder carves as the center serration is more defined. With that said the board rolls from edge to edge with a calculated precision that feels like you have been riding it forever. You can push this board on edge and lay it over with some effort which is nice for doing a deep hard carve. It’s those short mellow carves or more elongated drawn out ones that you notice how this board stays locked in and doesn’t wash out or disengage unless you want it to.
Rider in Mind: All mountain freestyle guy that wants a bit more upkick in the tip and tail.
Personal Thoughts: This board has a great shape to it for all mountain use. You notice right away how it funnels powder out of the way with the more pronounced tip kick. Add to that a longer camber zone but still with rocker in the nose and tail and it just wants to float in pow, drive hard on a groomer, and still is playful in the park. This thing is a solid offering from Rossignol.
Comparable Boards: Niche Aether, Libtech Dynamo, Capita Mercury
Binding Recommendations: Rome Katana, Burton Cartel, Bent Metal Axtion