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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 12-05-2013, 09:16 PM Thread Starter
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XV 164 wide

Got a short chance to ride my XV 164 wide.

The conditions were mostly hard, glazed over, and icy. I had a few momentary places of finding a patch of soft stuff 6", maybe a foot deep.

Stance is reference with a + 16 and 0. I'm about 5'11 and 195 with gear on, 11 boots.

The maneuverability feels like a much smaller board to me. Felt like I was on a regular width 155 or so. I was contemplating a 168 wide instead and after riding I know the bigger size would not have felt too big or cumbersome at all. Don't be afraid to size up on this board, make float in the pow that much better.

I didn't think the board was edge grabby at all; as in the bad way at wanting to catch an edge. At least in the conditions I was riding in.

The edge hold was phenomenal. It bit in every time and gave me a confident feeling that I could rely on the edge to bite when I needed it there the most.

It can carve and hold a very tight turn.

In the soft it had a little surfy and float feeling, as to be commonly expected from a rocker nose board.

I hit crud, icy snowcat track marks that vibrated me so bad my vision was completely blurred out, and no matter what I hit I never felt like I was losing control. Very stable feeling.

Didn't have any grief with it on groomers, performed just fine.

Slashed in the trees just fine and didn't have any issues with quick maneuvers dealing with stumps and logs sticking up in the back country.

The board does like to be ridden fast. The faster I opened it up, the better the board felt.

The board can definitely take more riding ability than I can dish to it.

So far it is proving to be a great freeride board.
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Whoops!

Mods can you please move this into the Rossignol category?

Thanks.
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Casper. Just ordered the OneMag from Rossi hope in a couple years to ride XV that is one board you could never grow out of, thanks for sharing…
Love CRC so much more stable than RCR what are your thoughts.
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Isn't the One an RCR like the XV? - Rocker tip and tail with camber in the middle?

Where as my T Rice would be a CRC?

I think the RCR might be what gives the XV the feeling of riding a shorter board than what the real size is. It very well could be that the profile gives it more stability.

Usually with the other boards I've ridden, when I get into hairy situations I weight more on the back leg to help stability.

So far on the XV it seems that I didn't find myself needing to favor to the rear leg as much when the terrain and riding conditions got tough. -speed, choppy, obstacles, etc.

Straight lining I did weight heavier on the rear like I do on other boards. For me it helps reduce drag and get more speed.
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Casper. Just ordered the OneMag from Rossi hope in a couple years to ride XV that is one board you could never grow out of, thanks for sharing…
Love CRC so much more stable than RCR what are your thoughts.
I'm confused. You're selling your Heritage because you want to switch to RCR, yet here you imply you like CRC more. Unless I'm reading you wrong.

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I'm confused. You're selling your Heritage because you want to switch to RCR, yet here you imply you like CRC more. Unless I'm reading you wrong.
Trapper your absolutely right, had a brain fart or something, already sold my SkunkApe CRC, thanks!
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XV feeling

I think the RCR might be what gives the XV the feeling of riding a shorter board than what the real size is. It very well could be that the profile gives it more stability.

Effective edge

163 One MagTek according to EVO chart is 1060
163 HeritageX according to EVO chart is 1270
162 TRS according to EVO chart is 1220

Would the effective edge difference be the reason for feeling of riding a shorter board than what the real size.
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Took the XV out again, this time much more powder.

The last time I rode was a month ago or so, on my Jones Flagship in powder, groomers, etc.

So I had a bit of a break and really haven't had the chance to go much this year.

This was the first time to really put the XV to the test in the deep and steep.

It turns very quick and took some getting used to the aggressiveness of it.

I rode the whole mountain except park. The board did great straight line bombing, floating in the pow, and of course the back country steep.

I never got the "locked-in-a-turn-and-can't-come-out" issue, but it could be the way I ride or that I might not have had the right conditions for that.

The biggest difference vs my Carbon Flagship is the tight radius turning.

If you want to turn, the XV turns on a dime without much trying. Maneuvers through the trees like a sports car.

The Flagship seems more mellow on turns, larger turning radius. I think it might have a tad more fun surfy feeling and nose float in the pow.

Although I have not yet been able to hit hard pack and ice with the Flagship yet to see how well it bites vs the XV.

When it comes to needing to bite, the XV will bite in like a pit bull.

I had a blast on the XV and it never let me down.
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Thanks for your review, do you think this board could be used for a beginner board for Alpine race, or NASTAR
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Casper,

I'm 5'10" 160lbs

I also have an XV 163 and a Carbon Flagship 161 and agree with what you've posted above. After spending all the money on the Carbon Flagship, I want to like it more than I do. Where would you say the Jones does better than the XV?
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