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10-08-2012 06:03 AM
drc13 Ok was just about to hit submit on an order for the Rossi One as for the price it seemed to have a bunch of features I liked and generally good reviews.

At the last minute I started thinking more about how it would be if I get lucky with deep pow in Japan. I was going to size up from 153 to 156 but I've just noticed a decently price 2012 Capita Charlie Slasher 154 I can grab locally.

Should I scrap the idea of my dream carving all mountain board i.e the greats or rossi one and grab the Capita and make life a lot easier in Japan? (keeping in mind it won't get used at all in Australia as we don't get powder)

Presuming the capita would be good enough as a one board quiver in Japan should I get some non pow groomer days?
10-05-2012 09:32 AM
Flaus
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Originally Posted by drc13 View Post

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?
Since I live on the east coast, we don't really get POW. I got the board last season and we barely had what would qualify as snow! I am taking it to Utah in January and expect to get some POW, but doubt that helps you now. Sorry.

The flex on the board is a mid-flex. Its not a noodle, but not a 2x4. It takes some effort to press it, but nothing too crazy. I ended up getting a 158 since I am 6ft. 180lbs. I also have the Rome 390 Boss binding on it and love the combination. I got it in white, and the binding are super cushy and responsive. I ride K2 Maysis boots for reference, and the fit with the boss' width wise is pretty tight....
10-05-2012 05:33 AM
ju87 I'm about your size but a bit lighter... I rode a 153 Gnu Carbon Credit in Hokkaido last Dec and I found that it was insufficient for the conditions because we were lucky enough to get mad pow at the time. The whole time I was wishing I had a better board for the conditions so I bought one (Nidecker Megalight 158) before I went back last Feb. Looking at all the guys ripping on their Burton Fish(es) and Gentemsticks filled me with envy.

So if you decide to get one do-it-all board for use in Japan and Oz... consider sizing up a few cm. I think I would have been "ok" (still not ideal) if I had the next size up on my Gnu (156). Otherwise, I'd do what an earlier poster said and get a pow board for Japan and upgrade your Oz board when you get a chance.

The resident Japan specialists will probably chime in at some point with their advice. There are actually a few threads floating around discussing this point which can be found by searching "Niseko".
10-04-2012 10:35 PM
devo 156. Shorter than my last board which was 159 gnu chb. I hope I don't regret it.
10-04-2012 08:46 PM
drc13 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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Originally Posted by bseracka View Post
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.
10-04-2012 12:56 PM
devo I have a 2012 Rossi one mag on the way and I'm pretty excited about it. Gonna run my Rome targas on it.
10-04-2012 11:43 AM
bseracka Get a pow board for Japan, then upgrade your primary stick for Australia when you can.
10-04-2012 10:41 AM
Nivek
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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.
10-04-2012 09:18 AM
WVrider84 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.
10-04-2012 09:14 AM
Flaus 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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