Snowboard Iskola

Board: Rossignol Sushi Wide

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Size: 145

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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