2014 Rossignol Taipan Snowboard Review
The 2014 Rossignol Taipan is one of the few snowboards that can be ridden as a freeride board to a little bit of park. We’re not saying this is a park board but it can do it and we tried and had fun. It has loose enough handling with the rocker tips and tails that you won’t get caught up on boxes or rails. Where it really shines though is when you have a pow day in the morning and need the directional stance, and by the afternoon it’s all-mountain, with a little bit of park. If that’s the kind of board your looking for the Taipan might be a good option.
Shred Cred 92
Does Board Insiders recommend this snowboard? 3 Yes
Would we buy this snowboard? 2 Yes 1 No
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From Rossignol Snowboards
The TAIPAN AMPTEK takes all-terrain freestyle to the masses with accessible and award-winning versatility. AmpTek All-Mountain combines traditional camber between the inserts for power, stability and edge grip, with moderate tip and tail rocker for playful versatility and float. With a directional flex and full wood core, the Taipan is built for a broad array of riders and styles and won’t break the bank. Bury the needle, nose-press a new feature…progression is now an afterthought.
Sizes: 153, 156, 158, 160
All Mountain, Freeride
AmpTek All-Mountain Rocker 60% Rocker / 40% Camber
5 mm, 7mm, 8mm