2016 Rossignol Retox Snowboard
The Rossignol Retox has been one of our favorites over the years. We have recommended it dozens of times and will continue to do so. But this year it got one of its lowest scores–a 91 Shred Cred, but that doesn’t mean we still didn’t love it.
First the facts. The 2016 Rossignol Retox has AmpTek FREESTYLE which is 60% camber (middle to just outside the inserts) and 40% rocker tips. It also has a longer effective edge (think Burton Nug, but not as extreme). This combination allows you to ride a 3-5cm smaller board and still have float and stability.
For the park we found the 2016 Rossignol Retox to kill it on almost everything. It handled all sized jumps, although we didn’t attempt an XXL, only XL and below. On boxes and rails there were no hang ups, but Tyler had issues with 50/50s, more on that later. For spins this is where the shorter size really stood out. The shorter size means lower spin weight and thus faster spins.
In general we found the 2016 Rossignol Retox to be stiffer than past years. This is most of the reason it got a lower Shred Cred from previous years. Problem is we’re not sure if it’ll break into perfection or not.
Shred Cred 91
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 RETOX is a true-twin powerhouse is built for pure park pandemonium. The stiffer, ultra-blunt tip and tail provide monstrous pop and smooth swing weight, while AmpTek Freestyle enhances stability at high speed to set-your-spin and stomp the biggest hits in the park, so you never come up short.
Rocker/Camber: AmpTek Freestyle
Shape/Inserts: True Twin
Flex: Twin Freestyle
Tips: Progressive Radius 420
Core: Wood 6240
Base: 4400 Sintered
|Effective Edge (cm)||111||114||117||120|
|Tip Width (cm)||29.1||29.4||29.7||30|
|Tail Width (cm)||29.1||29.4||29.7||30|
|Waist Width (cm)||24.8||25||25.2||25.4|