The 2023 Rossignol Sushi Wide Snowboard Review
Board: Rossignol Sushi Wide
Buy it here:
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Camber Option: Amptek Elite. Directional camrocker. More rocker in the nose, camber through the middle to the tail with a tiny bit of rocker.
Bindings: Rome Black Label
Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 200lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Fast moving clouds opening up to blue skies, a couple inches of wet snow with a dust layer in it, cooler temps, soft fast groomers, and some wind gusts for good measure.
Flex: Obviously this has a fully directional flex. This means softer nose progressively stiffening back up to that stubby little tail. The width gives it some torsional rigidity but it’s not overly stiff there either. All in all it’s a playful freeride flex that comes in around a middle of the road mainly due to the width.
Stability: The width of this thing adds to the stability as well as the L.I.T.E Frame core. The nose gets the most instability and you feel that flap resonate back under the front foot. From inside the front foot back to the tail this board gets substantially more stable to the point it becomes a super damp ride that still retains some liveliness.
Ollies/Pop: All the pop comes from your back foot. It doesn’t matter if you load the camber up or not as that tail is so minimal and right at the rear insert pack. So what you put in is what you get out.
Butterability: That nose is highly butterable it’s big, wide, and flappy with rocker. Lock in and just press your heart out. The tail is non existent so do some high speed wheelies.
Carving: Other than it being a bit wide so you may experience some sluggishness if you have a smaller boot it’s actually solid on edge. It transitions how you would expect and you can drive it from inside the rear foot back through the tail by pushing into the camber. Lay those trenches when you want to or just lock it in and swoop from one side of the run to the other.
Rider in Mind: Resort pow ripper that’s in the trees or lower angle terrain.
Personal Thoughts: Did I need to ride this? No, nothings changed. Did I want to ride this? Yes, because this thing is always fun to rip around on and never disappoints. It’s a fun low angle, tight tree, pow chaser and anyone that’s been on one can attest to that.
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Looking to branch out from my Rome Ravine.
More intermediate-freeride with small jumps and no park. Hunting Pow in trees and loving a wide open Pow bowl. Not super high speed, so idk if I need something stiffer.
Would something like this or the K2 Special Effects compliment the Ravine for something different in Pow day to ride? Or something else you recommend?
Thanks for your sage advice!
Those are all kind of a lateral move.
Angry, 44 or 45W? Only ride back country in northern Utah. Lots of trees and powder. Use Drifts to climb then boards to surf down. With gear I’m at 200 lbs and 8.5 boot. Which would suit me best. Thx.
You won’t need the wide with that 8.5 boot.
Thanks. Do you have a preference between the Sushi or Special Effects as a dedicated pow/tree board? Looking forward to trying a new ride in the trees.
all i have to say is that this board is fun as hell all over the mountain. buy one because they’re always on sale cheap.
you mentioned its a great low angle board…any concerns with this in an all mountain capacity on days when there isn’t much powder to chase and I didn’t bring another board?
You won’t have much tail but it can carve and turn.
Hi Avran, love your reviews. I used to have a Cool Bean which got lost, so I need a replacement. I liked the Bean in powder, but i was missing smooth carves on groomers. With this in mind, would you recommend Rossignol Sushi, K2 Special Effects, Jones Storm Chaser or LibTech Wayfinder II?
Really appreciate your advise.
None, get the Rossignol Sashimi.
I love the way this board looks so much. I am looking for something to compliment my current board, 2015 Rossignol Krypto, which I find when I get into short powder that has already been ripped up a bit I really struggle to hold my turns. But I am a really big guy, 6’3″ 295lbs so I am sure I would look like a clown on the board. Local shop recommended I try the Ride MTNPIG so I am gonna demo that soon. Any thoughts on if you think this board would hold up to my size / thoughts on it vs the MTNPIG?
Get the Mtn Pig.