2014 Rossignol Krypto Snowboard Review
The 2014 Rossignol Krypto snowboard is was the younger brother on the older Rossignol Experience (designed by Jeremy Jones), but is now the younger brother of the Rossignol XV. It keeps the same shape of the Experience and doesn’t switch over to the new pointy XV (ridden by Xavier De La Rue).
It’s still a little softer than the Experience ever was, but it’s perfect for most pow conditions. It has amazing float, control, and playful feel. It’s part of the new generation of powder oriented snowboards that can be ridden switch if need be. The addition of Magne-traction to the sidecut makes holding an edge, while traversing to get to the pow, a effortless task.
While this might not be the pow board we would choose if we were dropped off at the top of a peak in AK, it is the one we would grab if the forecast called for 12″ at our favorite resort.
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Shred Cred 97
Does Board Insiders recommend this snowboard? 4 Yes
Would we buy this snowboard? 3 Yes, 1 No
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The KRYPTO MAGTEK is an effortless all-mountain board that enhances every style and state of mind. AmpTek All-Mountain combines traditional camber between the inserts with moderate tip and tail rocker for increased power, stability and float. Magne-Traction 7M delivers continuous tip-to-tail edge hold, enhancing control in the gnarliest conditions. Grown from the same seed as the new Xav pro model but with a more forgiving directional flex, this Outside “Gear of the Year” winner “can be taken out any day, in any conditions.”
Sizes Available: 156, 159, 161W, 163, 164W