Rossignol Angus Snowboard Review

Men's Rossignol Snowboard

My first test run on the Rossignol Angus Snowboard had me never wanted to ride this board again. That being said the Rossignol Angus Snowboard is actually a really fun snowboard to ride in “most” conditions. So let us backtrack a bit.

Rossignol Angus Review

Rossignol Angus Photo Mike Hardaker | Mountain Weekly News

The Rossignol Angus Snowboard is a twin tip freestyle snowboard that can really hold it’s own for big mountain riding. Thanks to carbon in the core the board offers great pop, incredible reload and recoil. When you weight the tail and commit to an air this board really wants to fly. I did have a bit of trouble managing the uber-aggressive Magtek Magne-Traction found on this board.

This is Rossignol is not a beginner’s snowboard, that being said once you “understand” it this board can become a blast to charge on.

Who’s knows maybe a de-tune is needed when you take this board out of the wrapper and put it on snow. But that wouldn’t really give us a fair test now, would it?

The Rossignol Angus snowboard can hold an edge, that much is 100% certain. The question becomes how much edge hold do you really need? I enjoyed riding this board fast in open big mountain lines and felt confident opening it up at full speed in the backcountry. Where the stability was questionable for me was on hardpack, icy groomers (who wants to ride that sort of terrain anyways) I felt like I was along for the ride, never sure if I was fully in control of this board.

Keep in mind that only happened on extremely hardpacked icy snow. So if you are buying this board for pow riding, shredding the backcountry or lapping the resort you will odds be very stoked.

The rockered tip and tail on the Rossignol Angus offer the best float available. It’s great to see Rossi blend the rocker and camber. I loved having the camber back between my feet where it belongs. This helps make the board easy to turn as camber is tried and true underfoot.

Weight might be a bit of issue for some people with the Rossignol Angus Magtek. However, with a little-added weight will surely come durability. The 7500 sintered base was fast in most conditions, however, it felt like velcro when the temps dropped below 10 degrees. There is an interesting structure to the base, it seems like Rossignol’s designers worked with the ski team to make a very fast base material and structure.

What we really loved about the Rossignol Angus was the full wrapped metal edges. It’s really not that much more $$ for a company to invest in running edges around the entire board, so kudos to Rossignol for making a board that’s built to last.

Overall Impression

We like to ride deep snow here in the Tetons, the Rossignol Angus Magtek Snowboard ($449.95) has found it’s home in these mountains. Advanced big mountain chargers will surely love and be able to handle this board. It will ride like a Lamborghini, so if you’re more of the VW bus “hippie” style of rider, move along…

For anyone that is strong, fast and appreciates unparalleled edge you will surely want to check out the Rossignol Angus Magtek Snowboard.

5
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About the Author

Mike Hardaker
Mike Hardaker grew up surfing and snowboarding in Orange County and followed his love of surfing to Hawaii before eventually moving to the mountains to concentrate on snowboarding. When not on a board, Mike worked for Snowboarder and later oversaw TGR's online publication. He went on to found Mountain Weekly News where he is still CEO and Editor in Chief.

4 Comments on "Rossignol Angus Snowboard Review"

  1. I’m in the same boat. Keep going back and forth between whether to purchase the Angus or the One. I mostly ride in Colorado, all mountain but love chasing powder. Never ride park. However, being from South Carolina, I sometimes ride some icy east coast conditions. I wonder if the roller on the edges would hinder the Angus from handling the hard packed icy conditions as well as the One. Any thoughts?

    • Justin,

      The Angus seems to be best for wetter snow, the cold dry snow mixed with the base and aggressive edge may be overkill for Colorado. If you were riding Baker, Mammoth or Tahoe I would say go for it.

      Mike

  2. Do you have any thoughts on the Rossi Angus vs the Rossi One. Seems like the Angus has some more tech (7500 base, s-tips, etc.), but I tend to hear better things about the One. Thoughts?

    • Matt,

      I haven’t been on the One yet however its more directional, lacks the Carbon in the Angus. Odds are the One is better for all mountain riding. Let me know what you end up finding.

      Mike

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