Board: Rossignol Sashimi Mild
Camber Choice: Amptek Elite. It’s camrock with transition factors simply outdoors the insert packs.
Bindings: Burton Klutch medium
Stance: Goofy, 21in broad, 18/zero and 18/+three
Boots: DC Tucknee measurement eight
My Weight: 155lbs
Resort: Keystone, Breck
Situations: Keystone had gotten slightly little bit of snow the day earlier than, so there have been some goodies left in some stashes right here and there. Respectable pow, possibly Four-5in on prime of crud pack. Breck was full on epic ship it pow. They didn’t trouble grooming the runs edge to edge leaving the edges untouched. It was waist deep in spots.
Flex: Center to simply beneath center for you typical pow deck. Slight reverse directional flex that helps to maintain the nostril flat to a minimal and makes the tail buttery.
Stability: Realistically that is constructed for somebody close to 40lbs lower than me equipped, and so they additionally name it a ladies’s board. Truthfully although, Rossignol ought to revisit their weight ranges on this and revisit the “ladies’s” bit, trigger at my weight and boot measurement I had no hassle on this. Actually pushing the highest finish the nostril does flap and the board does are likely to skip round below my weight by means of crud and chopped up snow, however the lite body does a fairly good job protecting issues composed and from feeling uncontrolled. Not for chunder busting or pointing faces, however sufficient stability to fulfill me for a full Summit Nation pow day.
Ollies/Pop: Common at finest. This was actually the one portion of the board the place I felt like I used to be over the load restrict. I might inform it needed to have extra snap, it simply doesn’t fairly have the heart for it. Significantly better response to a skate fashion snap at my weight and there may be sufficient within the tail to really get some push-off in deeper snow.
Butterability: The nostril is big and never stiff. Throw your weight over it push. Simple and depraved enjoyable in deep snow. Tail is brief and softer, not a lot there to butter taking slightly extra precision to lock in, but it surely doesn and you may pay round.
Carving: It has a very good sidecut that lends itself slightly extra to faster snappier carves than lengthy huge turns and making an attempt to put all of it the best way over the nostril would buckle below too excessive of an entry velocity or to excessive angle of terrain. Not my choose for groomer slaying, but it surely turns good and is tremendous nimble within the timber.
Rider in Thoughts: Lighter riders or ladies searching for a brilliant floaty pow deck with some camber.
Private Ideas: I do know the non-light of this is available in a 52 and would like to get on it to see if the snap and carving is a bit higher for me, however on the similar time I’m having a tough time giving this again. I’ve ridden a lot of the mainstream and some of the lesser identified quantity shifted or tree oriented pow decks on the market and that is one in every of my favorites so far. It’s tremendous nimble, truly floats in really feel and quantity like an even bigger board, and was tremendous simple to maneuver round on. I’m strongly urging Rossignol to drop the ladies’s advertising and marketing behind this, name it unisex, and I believe a 49 can be an enormous addition. I might possibly see a little bit of bamboo within the tail so as to add a bit extra snap with out actually stiffening up the board an excessive amount of, however that’s getting fairly nitpicky on a board I actually loved.