Snowboard Iskola

Board: Rossignol Saw Blade

Size: 155

Camber Option: Amptek Auto-Turn. 30% camber between the feet and 35% rocker in the tip and tail.

Bindings: Rome Black Label

Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy

Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10

My Weight: 200lbs

Resort: Copper Mountain

Conditions: Sunny bluebird skies, warmer temps, moderate winds, soft wet snow, corduroy, chunder, ice, and everything in between.

Flex: This boards soft that’s for sure. It’s a jib park flex just above a full blown floppy noodle. You get a lot of play out in the tips and that’s only accentuated by the amount of rocker. Then it’s slightly stiffer from insert pack to insert pack due to the camber section. There is an over abundance of torsional flex in this board so you can twist it any way you want.

Stability: Hope your knees are in good shape because you need to keep them bent with home much flapping this board has. You feel everything in this board which makes it really lively. Pretty much the only spot you don’t get chatter is right between the feet in the apex of the camber section.

Ollies: So for being as floppy as this thing is you wouldn’t expect it to have an abundance of pop, well it does. This thing just wants to snap off everything and get you in the air. The camber section literally takes nothing to load it up as it’s between the feet and the weight of you riding automatically loads it up causing the rocker sections to elevate. This gives it a skate style pop which takes no effort to engage.

Pop On Jumps: Small to medium-ish jumps are going to be its strong suit, it just doens’t have the flex or power to survive anything else. Make sure you’re calculated with your run in to the lip because if you are off kilter this thing will not be your friend. Otherwise it gets the task done.

Butterability: The tips are one giant rocker section, if you can’t press on this board then there’s something wrong with you. Lean back. Lean Forward. Pop into it. It doesn’t matter you can press this board and just hold it for however long you want. There’s a little snap out of a butter but nothing to worry about. You can over power a press on this thing so be aware of that.

Jibbing: The sweet spot is HUGE in this board for nose and tail presses so don’t worry about that. Just make sure you’re not over powering this board or you will get it to kick out on you. Otherwise it locks in with ease and due to the camber section between the feet it has this little bit of snap off the end of the feature. Now when you get sideways make sure you are directly between the feet otherwise it’s not going to cradle the jib as you want and it will look soggy as shit. Otherwise it has just enough rigidity to not clap out when you get sideways. But as mentioned you can over power it so be careful.

Carving: You’re more or less doing mellow carves on this thing. There’s just too much flex in the tips to let you drive hard into it. When you do it buckles and starts to kick out. So stay light on your feet and don’t drive aggressively and you will be fine. Now with all that said mellow carves and set up turns are kind of this things strong suit.

Rider in Mind: Jib focused rider.

Personal Thoughts: I don’t remember it being this soft the last time I rode it, but man it’s soft. I over powered this thing with ease whether I was carving or jibbing. Jumps it was a little better as I kept my weight centered but if I landed a bit backseat this thing was going for a ride. Fun jibstick for what it is but if you’re remotely powerful as a rider you will dominate it.

Comparable Boards: Bataleon Wallie, Capita Pathfinder, K2 World Peace

Binding Recommendations: Union Contact Pro, K2 Lineup, Rome Slice