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Review: Rossignol Adult Mini 121 Snowboard

This board is a super tiny 121 with an ADULT stance built in. What does that mean.....

Rider: 26
snowboarding ~15 years
skateboarded for ~10 years
5' 7" - 155lbs
Style: True all mountain: rails, jumps, moguls, trees, pow, insane speeds, everything
Where: Breckenridge - 1/5/12

The board:
Rossignol 121 Mini
Price: $90 - The-House.com
Type: Camber



Why:
It's simple. This board gives a completely different experience in snowboarding. You can spin like crazy, flick through moguls like a madman, and just plain have a different style of fun.

How's it ride:
The single most fun thing on this board is buttering. It is HARD. Why? Because you have to actually balance like a skateboard manual. You can't just throw your weight to one side and stay there. If you go too far, you go straight on your ass. And trust me, it'll happen a lot. You'll be used to having more effective edge, so when you search for the tip in a butter or an ollie, it just plain won't be there. It's poppy and lightweight. It slides well, I even managed to pull off a hurricane grind like a skateboard. It's tough to jump since I'm used to popping off, but you eventually adjust. What else is good? Well, for just 90 bucks, you can have a fun toy to entertain yourself with on the days that you're teaching your girlfriend to ride instead of shredding with the guys (Which is exactly why I rode it today). Plus your friends will get a kick out of it.

Bad:
Honestly, nothing. This board isn't replacing your powder board or your rail killer. You need to expect a different experience, and this thing delivers. Fun as hell

Summary:
For any of you skateboarders out there, it is a MUST. It gives such a small lightweight feeling, just like skating. It feels like I'm ollie-ing, board sliding, and doing REAL manuals.

Guys, I give this thing a 10/10 in fun factor, price, and hilariousness

- Joe




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Is this just for adults? Because I know this little kid who wants to snowboard and his board size would be a 120/121 but all the kid boards are still more than 91 dollars. So what do you think?
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This board was a novelty when it came out, it's still a novelty. Go hit a real jump and tell me how it feels.

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Is this just for adults? Because I know this little kid who wants to snowboard and his board size would be a 120/121 but all the kid boards are still more than 91 dollars. So what do you think?
The stance is set wide for an adult, and it's as wide as my regular board, so I don't think it'd work haha

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This board was a novelty when it came out, it's still a novelty. Go hit a real jump and tell me how it feels.
I guess it's not for everyone. I'm a grown up with a big boy job and only go snowboarding for fun, so I'm not concerned if I can't take it off the "real jumps". That's what my other board is for, and it does just fine for all the jumps I need to take it on. The mini isn't meant for high speed or big jumps, it's not stable. Don't know what's with the hate when it's just a fun way to spend your time while teaching a beginner how to ride.

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The stance is set wide for an adult, and it's as wide as my regular board, so I don't think it'd work haha
Ok, that's what I was thinking.
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The stance is set wide for an adult, and it's as wide as my regular board, so I don't think it'd work haha



I guess it's not for everyone. I'm a grown up with a big boy job and only go snowboarding for fun, so I'm not concerned if I can't take it off the "real jumps". That's what my other board is for, and it does just fine for all the jumps I need to take it on. The mini isn't meant for high speed or big jumps, it's not stable. Don't know what's with the hate when it's just a fun way to spend your time while teaching a beginner how to ride.
Don't worry, Avenger's just a huge douche.
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Don't worry, Avenger's just a huge douche.
Aww how cute a 16 year old called me a douche. Let me know when your balls drop and you want to step into the ring.

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Is this just for adults? Because I know this little kid who wants to snowboard and his board size would be a 120/121 but all the kid boards are still more than 91 dollars. So what do you think?
thrift shops. I see little kids boards all the time. Someone I know just picked up a Burton 121 with boots and bindings for $25 last week.

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Thanks for this review, the house still has them on sale for same price. Seriously considering one of these now... It's like the price of a snow-skate
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Hey, I'm looking for some advice on this board. If anyone has some info it would be helpful. I started learning to board this season and my girlfriend wanted to learn with me as well. So she has been out everytime that i have been. But she is having trouble with it especially with her turning. I found this board online and there's not too much info about it online, but from what i heard, for skier's sometimes it's easier to learn on "snow blades" (a little bit wider ski's and a lot shorter, around 80-90cm), they're supposed to be easier to turn on because they're smaller and they don't go as fast.

Wasn't sure if maybe the same concept would go for this Mini Snowboard, could it be easier for her to learn on and then after she gets the hang of it go back and use her big board? I found a women's version of the board and it's only $99.99 and i really wouldn't mind shelling out the cash to help her learn. Hopefully this could be the answer.
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