|Type:||All Mountain, Freeride|
|Ability Level:||Intermediate, Advanced|
Snowboard reviewer Neal Poland says that the Rossignol One Mag "cuts through the worst of the worst" and offers control like no other. That''s why it''s always been one of Rossignol''s best sellers. It''s for expert riders who want a board that responds to their slightest command, and that''s what you get with Rossignol''s MagneTraction super control edge. Based on their CK wood, carbon fiber and Kevlar core, this board is rated a stiff 7 tip to tail. The bottom deck sports a sintered 4400 base that''s the industry standard. It''s fast, durable and holds the wax so can ride and skip the rewaxing. With the One Mag, you can go anywhere and do it all.
Here at The House talking about some of the sexier stuff in Rossignol’s line, this snowboard in particular being the Rossignol One Mag snowboard.
This snowboard is definitely going to be a little bit higher end. This is for intermediate to advanced rider, definitely some are looking to do on and offpistestuff, groomers but also then powder in trees as well too. There is definitely more supportive directional flex on this one. It has got a little bit longer nose and tail, can be ridden twinned up but definitely is a little bit more home with little bit more nose and tail. Basically on this one, 1 being soft, 10 being stiff, I am locking this one at about 7. It is definitely a very powerful snowboard.
Main claim of fame on this one is going to be the Magnetraction which Rossignol has somehow managed to pry from the Lib and Gnu guys that actually was officially licensed. You are looking at the gentle wobbling of the side cut, so instead of a traditional snowboard that has a contact at the nose and the tail with even pressure in between. This one has about seven points along the side cut, giving you seven biting points of contact as it is obviously going to give you a lot better edge grip. Riding a magnetraction snowboard is like you are throwing down train tracks in front of you, especially on icy hard pack terrain in the morning or all the time here in the Midwest, these snowboards have a distinct edge hold advantage.
The top sheet is really sexy, you have got burr wood inlay, you got the clear window showing you the carbon stringers that run through the snowboard, to reduce the weight but also to give it more pop and little more stiffness. Full length wood core on this one, they do have a sidewall, so it is going to be really durable, giving you super good edge hold, and thus protect the inners of the snowboard. They do a pretty good job of milling up pretty thin in the nose and the tail to reduce the swing weight, make it more reactive in the tree wells and things like that. Definitely has a good nose and tail shape, has a full chip on top of the good stuff when you come across that.
The Rossignol One Mag has a sintered base, definitely high end, it is going to hold lot of wax, it is going to get faster throughout the life of the snowboard. It comes waxed from the factory, Rossignol does a great job of factory finishing the snowboards. So when you get them from Rossignol you can take them right out. Other than that, it has progressive side cut, really easy turn initiation, real powerful arcing through to the next turn, good hooking up on icy hard pack terrain especially when combined with the magnetraction.
What you are looking at here is a free rider’s dream. I would say, intermediate to advanced, all mountain free ride, it is the name of the game of the Rossignol One Mag snowboard and definitely one of the flagship products.