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Anyone on Rossignol Krypto?

Browsed the web and read some reviews about the Rossi Krypto, which sound like the Krypto is pretty much what I am looking for.
Now I wonder, if there are any issues with this board. In particular:

- How is skating on this deck?
- Handling on Cat-tracks?
- Handling at low speeds?
- Any other dodgy things caused by Magne-Traction

Would be nice, if someone could drop a few lines.
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Hello Gerrit and welcome.

I am riding a One Magtek and there are some subtle differences between it and the Krypto, but they share two major characteristics. Amptek profile and MT.

You will not find any "slow speed" issues. The profile is very forgiving and easy to ride, at speed, skating, over cat tracks, anywhere.

The only issue you will encounter is the "bite" of the MT on soft snow days. It will catch you when you first "learn" the ride of the deck, but as with all decks, you learn what to expect and adjust accordingly. I ride the Ice Coast and would not give up the MT. I find it so beneficial on the majority of my days: icy hardpack, that I don't mind the small issue of bite in soft snow.

Be advised that the Krypto is a stiff deck. The One is a little softer and a more enjoyable all round ride.
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Hello Oldman,

thank you for your welcome and for your input.

To be honest, I did not have Rossignol on my list until yesterday. Right now I am riding an old school 161 camber board right now (Rad Air Worldwide), which has a 265mm waist. The board is really stiff -the higher the speed, the better it feels - but at lower speeds it feels like a freighttrain. Despite its length and width, it is not great in powder as you always have to deal with nose diving, especially when turning. But maybe wrong technique, as I am not a backcountry expert

So, indeed I would like to have something more playful, but capable to go off the groomers to have fun between the trees. A bit softer than the Krypto sounds good - but how does the "One" hold edge at higher speeds when you engage power into the turns?

Thanks again, highly appreciated!
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I'm 6' 205 lbs. Currently riding a One Magtek 159. This is my third season on it and although I have two other decks, this is my go to deck. It does everything well. Quick edge to edge, very stable at speed and what I like most, there is never a surprise. I have ridden it in powder at the reference settings and so long as you sit back a little, lots of fun. On a deep day, you could set your binders all the way back and have a super time of it.

At reference it rides switch quite well. I never hit the park, so know idea how it handles there.

It will lay down a track very well as edge hold with MT is never an issue. You will find the MT offering you stability very much like camber on high speed runs, but the raised tips takes all the "twitchyness" away. Remember the One and the Krypto are both RCR profiles; you have a little camber between your feet, so you should feel right at home. The raised tips give you the catch free ride.

It has a very fast sintered base and you will be able to "play" in the trees with no difficulty.

I too moved off an older Camber deck: Elan Eragon and when I moved to the Rossi I was stunned by what I was missing. I think should you choose the One, you too will be very happy.
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My husband has the Rossi One Magtek and LOVES IT! He previously had a Danny Kass CRC and likes the RCR much better as we ride groomers and steeps mostly - no park. He had the Rossi Angus which is same as the Ross One Magtek except without MT. Once he got the One Magtek with the MT he has found his FUN BOARD!!

I learned to snowboard at 50! woo hoo!
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Please correct me if I am wrong. Currently the two companies that offer magnatraction is Rossignol and LibTech, right?
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GNU and smokin' boards also have magnetraction. Other companies use similar tech, such as "Frostbite" from Burton.
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One Magtek and Krypto are 2 totally different beast. I demoed the krypto last spring and the one magtek 2 seasons ago (supposedly no changes). Krypto are super stiff, hard charging, edge hold like no other, go fast board (camber is more than one magtek and extend past the insert). One Magtek is way more playful, medium-medium stiff flex, less amount and length of camber.
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GNU and smokin' boards also have magnetraction. Other companies use similar tech, such as "Frostbite" from Burton.
Thanks.
About Burton's Frostbite, I have two Burton boards with Frostbite. Seriously I just don't don't feel a thing. And I have never read a favorable third party review on Frostbite on the internet.
I want to try out the magnatraction one day.
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Thanks @all for your statements and impressions - highly appreciated! Wondered if the Krypto with a rated stiffness of 9/10 is a bit too much speed demon, anyway, now I know it

Makes me head out for a "One". Unfortunaletly it seems to be hard to find here in Germany

Will be back if I got one (nice wordplay in this case )
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