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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 :unsure:

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!!
 

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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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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 :thumbsup:

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

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

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I rode a '12/'13 Krypto for an afternoon in Whitewater, BC mostly off-piste, thru trees, on a fairly chomped-up day with some stashes to be found if you looked a little.

I usually ride a Arbor Abacus. I had just been riding a Rossi Jibsaw in the morning (my Abacus took a hefty coreshot 1st run and the shop guys took pity offered me a demo ride on these while they fixed my Abacus)

After riding the super playful Jibsaw I found it hard to get into the Krypto at first. It was similar in overall size and weight to the Abacus that I kept trying to ride is like my surfboard-esque Arbor.

Once I realised that the Krypto needed fast charging speed to open it up I started to have a lot of fun on it. The magnetraction on the Krypto is the severe 7S (the Jibsaw has a more mellowed 5S) that really took me by surprise the first few times it caught edge - at first I kept getting locked into a turn that I could get out of! It can be that solid! Once I figured out how to ride the superglue-like hold it became more handleable and quite a interesting tool to have in the kit - so to speak.

Ultimately it wasn't the board I was looking for - too close to my existing ride. So I went back tot the Jibsaw for a more playful ride.

My 2c!
 

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hey gerrit, I've been riding a Krypto 168MW (I'm a 45 size feet!) for the past 2 seasons.. I'm very happy with it, use it mainly for free ride and powder and the occasional piste run. The MT gives the board (which is pretty stiff = stable) an exceptional grip in steep terrain, icy terrain, and at high speeds. I can't see any faults with it, when you'll get use to it you won't go back. The rocker nose keeps it very floaty on pow too.. It's a super fast free ride weapon, forget the park though ;)
 

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I put about 20 days on this board so far with burton cartels.

It's a great freeride board, the edges are really aggressive on it, and on soft snow sometimes they bite in too much and make it hard to let go to transition. Great for straightlining and long carves down the mountain. It does really well in powder. I love the finish and the base looks really high quality. You get a lot of bang for your buck in this board.

Oh ya its really not that stiff. The nose is a medium, tail is med/stiff and between the feet it is stiffer. But nowhere near the 9/10 or whatever they call it on stiffness. The nose does chatter a little at high speeds I found a bit wider stance really calms that down.
 

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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.
I know, this thread is "a bit" older, but I wanted to thank all of you for your recommendations.

Finally I chose a One Magtek 159 almost a year ago. I did not have the possibility to put serious miles on it, but the few times I rode it, were just fun. This board is easy to ride, but also very capable. It is nimble between the trees, but super stable at higher speeds. It is forgiving (compared to my camber board), but rails turns just like a .
Go-Kart.

I can't compare it to other boards, except my 161 Rad Air World Wide, but it seems that you were on spot with your recommendation regarding my desires :D
 

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I know, this thread is "a bit" older, but I wanted to thank all of you for your recommendations.

Finally I chose a One Magtek 159 almost a year ago. I did not have the possibility to put serious miles on it, but the few times I rode it, were just fun. This board is easy to ride, but also very capable. It is nimble between the trees, but super stable at higher speeds. It is forgiving (compared to my camber board), but rails turns just like a .
Go-Kart.

I can't compare it to other boards, except my 161 Rad Air World Wide, but it seems that you were on spot with your recommendation regarding my desires :D
Glad you like it! Rossignol boards and RCR profile in general are seriously under rated around here, Great boards with a lot of tech for a great price. Also their sintered base can take a lot of abuse and is super fast. Ive been riding a jibsaw for two years and ready to move up to a stiffer freeride board, which will probably be a krypto or the older experience
 

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One of my friends works for rossi, he likes the krypto the best of thier line.

I'm hoping to snag an xv next season.
 

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I just purchased last year's One Mag in 159 (I'm 6'3 and 185lbs) and I really love it. My previous deck was a Ride Machete and the One Mag is much livelier and gives me a lot of confidence. The majority of my riding is groomers on the east coast, and the magnatraction is as good as advertised. Very happy with my purchase, which was based on the input from a lot of forum members. Thank you!
 

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I put about 60-70 more days on my krypto, here's an update.

I used to love the board, but I'm gonna downgrade it just slightly. You still get a ton of bang for your buck for an AM freeride deck. This board is selling at the end of the season for $200 at sportchek in canada.

The board has softened up a bit since new. It's now a medium but still plenty damp. It does really well on powder days with the bindings set all the way back. But it does have it's limits, I followed my buddy on his barracuda into a tree run and sunk quite a few times where it wasn't steep enough. You have to weight your back foot still a little bit to ride pow, but it does really really well.

The MTX edges... well I love and hate them. They are there to save my ass when I come across a patch of ice or hard cornice. But if it's a warm day with softer snow, and you lay into a hard carve, the MTX is so aggressive it tends to cut right into the snow and bottom you on your toe or heel cup. I wear size 9 boots and medium bindings, I don't have this problem on other boards. If you smear a lot or don't try to lay eurocarves this won't happen.

My only other knock on this board is that it's a bit hard to turn. I ride a 159 and it doesn't do quick transitions very well. It's hard to handle in tight tree runs and the board makes you work. On wide open stuff it's great to just point it and gun it. The board is great at high speeds. I reach for it on pow days or when I'm going to be going fast. The rest of the time my rossi jibsaw is a much more fun poppy board to play on.
 

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I put about 60-70 more days on my krypto, here's an update.

I used to love the board, but I'm gonna downgrade it just slightly. You still get a ton of bang for your buck for an AM freeride deck. This board is selling at the end of the season for $200 at sportchek in canada.

The board has softened up a bit since new. It's now a medium but still plenty damp. It does really well on powder days with the bindings set all the way back. But it does have it's limits, I followed my buddy on his barracuda into a tree run and sunk quite a few times where it wasn't steep enough. You have to weight your back foot still a little bit to ride pow, but it does really really well.

The MTX edges... well I love and hate them. They are there to save my ass when I come across a patch of ice or hard cornice. But if it's a warm day with softer snow, and you lay into a hard carve, the MTX is so aggressive it tends to cut right into the snow and bottom you on your toe or heel cup. I wear size 9 boots and medium bindings, I don't have this problem on other boards. If you smear a lot or don't try to lay eurocarves this won't happen.

My only other knock on this board is that it's a bit hard to turn. I ride a 159 and it doesn't do quick transitions very well. It's hard to handle in tight tree runs and the board makes you work. On wide open stuff it's great to just point it and gun it. The board is great at high speeds. I reach for it on pow days or when I'm going to be going fast. The rest of the time my rossi jibsaw is a much more fun poppy board to play on.
+100 Your review on the Krypto is spot on my Krypto has been relegated to hardpack morning groomers, Kryto in powder does not float in powder but seems to plow through powder. Nose of the Krypto even with more of a setbak still pushes through which makes IMO more work. If that makes any sense.
 
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