Snowboard Iskola

Board: Rossignol Sashimi

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The House:

Size: 156

Camber Option: Amptek Elite. A directional camrocker

Bindings: Rome Black Label

Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy

Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10

My Weight: 200lbs

Resort: Arapahoe Basin

Conditions: Sunny mostly bluebird, with high winds at the top, cold temps, and blower pow all over except where they groomed then perfect corduroy.

Flex: This is your standard run of the mill directional pow board flex. Softer nose into a progressively stiffer tail. There’s a fair amount of torsional flex. Overall it’s a predictable ride.

Stability: The nose gets a little flappy at speeds and can get bucked around in really heavy or frozen snow so prepare yourself for that type of chatter. Underfoot it smooths out and gives a more stable ride.

Ollies/Pop: While it does have a bit more tail than its fat little brother the Sushi you still do lose some of the spring you could get out of a longer tail like that on a traditional board. The camber section is easy to load up and this board will pop but it’s not the most insane boost you’ve ever experienced.

Butterability: Pow butters galore. The nose can butter if you can get your weight out on it and really press into it. If you can’t, well you better learn. The tail does high speed wheelies with the best of them.

Carving: This is where this board differentiates itself from other boards in this category. It stands out as a board that not only has exceptional edge hold but a smooth, quick, and nimble power transmission from edge to edge. It’s a board that you can rail a carve with and get low or you can be laid back and just go from one side of the run to the other. This makes it more versatile for doing any variation of a carve.

Rider in Mind: Resort ripping pow guy that will carve from time to time.

Personal Thoughts: Did I need to ride this board this year? No, nothing changed. Did I want to ride this board this year? Yeah, because it’s always a blast to get on and smash some pow with. You just end up surfing all over the mountain throwing sprays up right and left. It’s good in trees, good in the open pow, and can carve when you need it to.

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Jones Mind Expander:
Nitro Squash:
Rome Stale Fish:

Binding Recommendations:
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K2 Lien AT:
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