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Old 10-02-2012, 09:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Rossi One Magtek vs Yes Greats vs Something else or Nothing at all!

Hi Guys

Have a bit of a board dilemma that hopefully you can help me with.

I currently ride a 2010 DC Tone (flat then mild rocker after the bindings)

I would describe myself as an intermediate rider who enjoys carving fast groomed runs and has just started experimenting with riding in trees, popping off natural features and tail pressing/buttering. I have very little desire to hit the park.

Most of my riding is in Australia (think man made snow and ice) and I'm about to take my second holiday to Japan (think complete opposite of Australia i.e deep powder)

This is where I run into my dilemma. Like all of us I'm constantly interested in purchasing a new board. To be honest I'm generally pretty happy with my current DC board but I'm attracted to features such as a sintered base (vs my current structurn/extruded base) magnetraction type edges (for the Aussie ice) and a hybrid profile (think I want something more like camber as I suspect it would suit my riding style more?).

First question, am I best off purchasing another all mountain quiver killer style board or should I be aiming at a dedicated board for Japan and a different one for Australia?

Can you get a flex in a board that is good for bombing groomers whilst also being playful enough to press?

If it is best do the boards I've mentioned above fit the riding style/conditions I've described?

I can get the 2012 Rossi for around 2/3rds of the price of the 2013 Yes board. The main things I'd miss out on the assymetric sidecut and it's a 4400 sintered base vs a 9000 sintered (no idea how much difference this actually makes)

I've changed my mind a number of times and often the answer is to just stick with my current board as it really isn't that bad but any and all advice is appreciated.

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I would get this years YES Greats personally. Its a fantastic board. It is more of an all mountain freestyle board so it will be stiffer than your Tone. But its very stable and with the camrock butters are very doable, just learn to do them with confidence and power.
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:22 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks Nivek, the greats sure gets some fantastic reviews. Out of interest have you had a chance to ride or hear anything about the Rossi One I'm comparing it to?

Admittedly the rumours of questionable quality control at the Nidecker plant has me a little bit nervous.
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I have a Nidecker Megalight - it is an amazing board. It seems to be very well made. The ultimate grip edge tech (that the yes board uses) is really nice. It grips extremely well in hard conditions.
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I have a Rossi One-Magtek and I love it. I ride on the Ice-coast and it rips right through the crappy machine made snow and give very good edge hold. I'm very happy with it.
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I used to ride a rossignol one mag - the traditional camber version with magnetraction. It was an EXCELLENT board for carving on groomers although it wasnt the lightest and it was kinda stiff. I think the newer hybrid versions are lighter.
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Thanks Nivek, the greats sure gets some fantastic reviews. Out of interest have you had a chance to ride or hear anything about the Rossi One I'm comparing it to?

Admittedly the rumours of questionable quality control at the Nidecker plant has me a little bit nervous.
Surprisingly a better match up is the from Rossi is the Jibsaw. Which falls to the same naming problem as the old K2 Jibpan. Neither are jib boards. The Jibsaw is a stiffer twin.

Yes's grip stuff does jack shit. That said, it is a stiffer freestyle board and if you know how to ride you'll be fine on harder conditions.
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Get a pow board for Japan, then upgrade your primary stick for Australia when you can.
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I have a 2012 Rossi one mag on the way and I'm pretty excited about it. Gonna run my Rome targas on it.
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To add to my concerns I'm now not sure what size I should be looking at. My current board is 153 so I just presumed I'd get the same again. But now I'm wondering whether I should go the 156 if I go for the Rossi or the 154 or 156 with the greats. The extra length would probably be good for Japan or bombing groomed runs but I'm concerned it may get a little stiff. I weigh 70kgs (154lbs)

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I used to ride a rossignol one mag - the traditional camber version with magnetraction. It was an EXCELLENT board for carving on groomers although it wasnt the lightest and it was kinda stiff. I think the newer hybrid versions are lighter.
Yeah I've read there was a fairly big change between the 10 and 11 models especially in the cons you mentioned

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I have a Rossi One-Magtek and I love it. I ride on the Ice-coast and it rips right through the crappy machine made snow and give very good edge hold. I'm very happy with it.
Nice one, had a chance to ride it in pow? how do you find the flex is the board easy enough to press? Which size did you go?

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Get a pow board for Japan, then upgrade your primary stick for Australia when you can.
Definitely had crossed my mind but my big concern is last time I went to Japan I somehow ended up with bluebird every day and no Pow (but some lovely groomers) and I'd really prefer to travel with one board.


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Surprisingly a better match up is the from Rossi is the Jibsaw. Which falls to the same naming problem as the old K2 Jibpan. Neither are jib boards. The Jibsaw is a stiffer twin.
Interesting will look into it, I'm not necessarily after something exactly like the greats as I haven't ridden that either just something camberish that will suit my riding style/conditions.

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I have a 2012 Rossi one mag on the way and I'm pretty excited about it. Gonna run my Rome targas on it.
Sweet, Which size did you go? Whichever board I get I'll be bolting a pair of Rome 390 Bosses on.

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