Rossignol One Magtek 2014 - 2010 Review by The Good Ride
The Rossignol One Magtek isn’t outright sexy like some boards out there right now but if you have an open mind you will be very surprised at how well it performs. She’s like that girl next door but when you get her in private things get kinky. We found this to be one of our favorite hard to icy condition all mountain boards. Not much has changed over the years since it went to amptek except for a few minor tweaks. Still it’s a great board.
An overview from Rossignol about the 2014 Rossignol One Magtek
Sizes- 156 and 159
Days: 50+ This is a board we often own or ride a lot.
Conditions: Almost everything. Powder, Ice and everything in between.
Riders: James, Peter, Eli, Lee, Mary, Kyle and many more.
Boots: Boots: Burton Ion, Burton SLX, Burton Imperial, Nike Kaiju, DC Judge, Nike Zoom Ites, Burton Ambush, Salomon Synapse and many others.
Bindings: Burton Cartel, Burton Cartel Limited, Burton Malavita, Burton Diode, Union Force, Flux DMCC, Flux SF45, Burton Genesis, Union SL, Union Contact Pro and many more
Stance Widths- 21″-23.5″ and probably a few others. Centered and Set Back.
Stance Angles: 15 front -15 back, 12 front-12 back 18 front -9 back and many more. We have ridden her every way you want to.
The Rossignol One Magtek is one of those boards that should probably get more recognition that it does. We found this to be fun for all that rode it. It’s one of those boards that can act aggressive but at the same time not punish you for it. It’s hard to be aggressive and forgiving at the same time so this is a compliment for sure. For me the editor it was one of my favorite boards when the conditions are harder and from intermediate to expert rider can appreciate this type of feel.
On Snow Feel: If you live to ride groomers then the Rossignol One Magtek is just about the same flat basing and one footing/skating as a camber board but without the camber catch. It’s got the kind of ride that makes for an excellent mountain board. The One Magtek is an amazing pipe board too.
Powder: This is a directional twin with a little bit of a set back so it’s not going to blow your powder mind but the pretty solid rocker after the bindings makes for a good float for a board of this shape. In under a foot the One Mag will perform fine and especially so if it’s light in fluffy. If you ride in light airy pow places like Utah and Colorado this is fine in even really deep powder. When in thick deep pow over a foot the One Magtek starts to become a little more work. Almost all of us would rather be on the Rossignol Taipan in these conditions because of the slightly different shape, lack of magnetraction and the slightly extra set back make it a much easier float/ride in deep pow.
Turn Initiation and Carving- The One Magtek seems to be a pretty stiff board flexing edge to edge. It’s not difficult to turn but it does take a slight bit of work. We still found it very easy to make quick tight turns and even more fun to make bigger wide turns. When it comes to carving the One Magtek had the ability to carve on snow that you would normally wash out on. The camber holds without washing out. There are better carving boards but not many can lay into a carve in almost every condition so it gets a higher rating than it should.
Speed: Very Stable and Damp and borderline excellent when it comes to speed. The more we ride this board the more we could say it’s excellent. The base isn’t super high end tech and it’s not as fast as many of the bases we have experienced but it is right up there with the average board out there. If this had a faster base this might have an excellent rating.
Uneven Terrain: Not the best but it’s ok when dealing with slowing down to handle poor choppy conditions or negotiating bumpy snow.
Approximate Weight- Pretty light but not a feather weight. Still its well built and not much to feel on your foot when riding the chair.
Edge Hold: The One Magtek is one of our favorite hard to icy condition rides out there and this is why it almost always is a favorite every year. The only time complaints can be made on the One Magtek is when the snow is very soft and thick like it gets in the west coast of the US with it’s wet/thick/deep coastal snow. It’s a common problem with many aggressive magnetraction side cuts. They can be a little too grippy but not catchy. It’s like it doesn’t want to let go of the edge it’s on so it’s harder to transition to the other edge. This is mainly a problem in thick deep powder but not as much on mellow groomers. The One Magtek is an absolute dream on firmer to icy snow so the steak knife edge doesn’t come with out a price.
Flex: Pretty stiff between the feet but the tip and tail don’t feel as stiff which is probably because of the rocker. You can still butter a bit but it’s not like the Taipan when it comes to flex at the tip and tail. The torsional stiffness is up there and great at holding an edge.
Switch: We found this to be easy switch but it does have a slightly different feel than regular. This directional twin shape is more on the directional side.
Jibbing- Not the best jib board for most of us here. We didn’t hit any rails or jibs but the stiffness of the one mag is too much to enjoy the jib park fully. If you filed down the edges you could slide around but it’s not for big technical jibs.
Pipe: The Onemagtek just screams pipe. One day we had this out on the hill it was really hard pack and the pipe was not easy to ride in. The Onemagtek was the only board out of all three we were riding that could easily climb the pipe wall. It just felt like a confidence booster with all three of us who tried it.
Jumps: It’s has some pop but it’s not at the top of the pop class. You can still generate a lot of air from this board. Launching off of kickers of small to pretty damn big will work with this board as well. It’s pretty forgiving when it comes to landing too. It’s not the kind of find your own air kind of board but it can give you a little extra snap on a larger feature.
All in all I find myself recommending this as one of the top choices for hard to icy conditions riders and it’s also a great all mountain board.
A Brief History of the Rossignol One Magtek
For 2011 they changed the Onemag to the Onemagtek. What does that mean? It means the board now has what they call amptek or what we call hybrid camber. It has a mini camber between the feet but whe you look at the board from a distance it almost looks like a rocker snowboard. In addition to the Hybrid Camber their is also Magnetraction so this board has probably the best edge hold out of any magnetraction board and is excellent on ice. This is one of our favorite hybrid shapes because it allows for a stable ride, has some pop and holds a big aggressive carve. For 2012 and 2013 the same still applies and both models seem to us to have almost the same exact performance. You never think of Rossignol as in the category of the sexy companies but their performance the past few years is admirable and just as recommendable.
Dylan Talking about the 2013 Rossignol One Magtek which is the same as the 2014.
2013 Rossignol One Magtek
Intermediate - Expert
Regular, Mid/Wide, Wide
On Snow Feel
User Reviews of the Rossignol One Magtek
Got this board when I moved from Tahoe to Boston. Not gonna lie, I was pretty sketched out by the massive icy patches but this board is a massive confidence boost. I feel comfortable going WAY faster and carving much harder than I did previously. No complaints about how it handled in powder (the few times I managed to find any), either.
All Mountain Quiver Killer - Update
1 Year Update: For an intermediate all mountain to aspiring freerider this board is great if not THE BEST board. If you keep the edges tuned sharp along with it's hybrid camber design I can say from experience this thing will handle any hardpack or ice you ride over. Now that I am a solidly advanced rider I can now say the base is lacking speed. I feel it holding me back when I know I can & want to go faster. For all of it's great design I feel it is deserving of Rossi giving it the faster 7,500 base of the XV or Krypto instead of the same slower 4,400 base of the softer more beginner focused Templar that it has now. I think most would tolerate a small bump in price for a faster base in this ridiculously overlooked & undervalued board. For an intermediate rider it has all the speed you'll need to take you to the next level, but if your an advanced to expert rider be forewarned; you will find the lack of speed when your really pushing it a little frustrating. It's response in the trees isn't what I would like it to be either, (read: razor sharp). Still this is the board that took me from intermediate to advanced so it holds a very special place in my heart & with it Rossignol itself. I love this board on frozen over hardpack & it's forgiving nature on jumps. If your an intermediate rider there is no better ride, period. If your an Advanced to Expert rider take a serious look at the XV.
Super board for carving and extremely good edge hold
This is by far the best board there is when it comes to Edge Hold. It's probably not the very best board that it's out there, but it's a damn good board considered the price.
I mainly ride in the French alps and the conditions there are mostly icy and hard, except for powder days of course, but this board really knows how to handle itself that kind of slopes.
I bought this board based on the review that James had written in 2012 and I'm super glad with my choice of board. I can recommend this to anybody who is an intermediate or better, since it's a board that you really can have some fun on when you like speed, carving and superb edge hold.
One of the best boards I've ever ridden. It's smooth yet precise. Best of all, ice is a concern of the past. Blow across it with no fear. Great pricing for a board of this caliber. I'm on ex racer, and laying down a 2-3 inch rut with this board is a breeze. I love looking at my snake like ruts from the chairlift!
The only board you need!!
This is by far the best board I have ever ridden. I have the 2012 model and have already purchased the 2013 just in case something happens to my 2012. I never want to be without this board. I read the professional review done by the good ride about this board and decided to give it a shot. This is the only board you will ever need for anything. I am an east (ice) coast rider and need a board with good edge hold, this is that board. The magnetraction gives me confidence on surfaces I would have never dreamed of bombing down. The rocker in the tip and tail however give me the ability to ride pow just as well. I used to have a camber board, a powder board and rocker camber hybrid. Not anymore. The only board I need is the Rossignol One!! I love this board and it has taken my riding to the triple next level, double blacks, woods, pow, you name it. I have been riding for 15+ years and spend over 40 days a year on the mountain. Never have I loved snowboarding so much as when I am on this board. I have a standard pair of Burton Mission bindings to go with it and they work just perfect (although after reading the reviews I think I want to upgrade to some cartels for next year). I also use the Burton Ion boots to round out the package and WOW!! This board will set you free. It is fast, responsive and fun. My buddy got this board after hearing everything I have told him about it and he went from a green trail guy to a double black just like that. I almost didnt want to write this review because I dont want the price of this board to go up. I feel it is worth much more than you would pay if you can find it on sale. I would pay more if I had to just to make sure I was riding this board. I cant say enough about it. Thank you to the good ride for a great review of this deck.....I felt like I owed this review to your site. I should probably write another review on the Burton Ion boots because your site influenced me to by those boots too and spend the extra money (wow was it worth it).
I was looking to buy my first board, and somehow found this thing on sale. Due to the review on The Good Ride I decide to buy it, and I don't regret it for a second.
This is a great board to take intermediate boarders to the next level.
Edge hold is amazing. I was the fastest one on icy slopes (and I don't usually opt for speed). Turning was super easy as well, including switch.
The stability also surprised me, especially going straight.
Didn't go much into parks but from the bit I did it seemed ok to me (though I'm not that much into jibbing).
Flex is a bit stiff at first, but after 2 days of riding this thing got much softer (comparing with boards which are rated softer on this site, so I think the rating here is not exact), and I could get a good deal of pop from it.
Really recommend it.
I'm an east coast rider and was looking for a board that would hold up on hard pack and ice. James recommended the One Magtek and I'm so glad he did! Immediately I could feel the super grip of the edges and was able to go over anything. I like to carve aggressively and this thing holds up to anything you throw at it. It's also nice on quick turns and it can go as fast as you want. This board will definitely take me to the next riding level. I can't wait to push it even more and see where it takes me. Highly recommended.
All Mountain Quiver Killer
James recommended this board, and I gotta say I love it! I went with James' recommended set-up for me and I couldn't be happier; Responsive Flux SF45 bindings & stiff Salomon F22 boots. I've had this board for over two months and I use this board everywhere, Groomers, Moguls, Trees, Hardpack, Ice, Powder, Park. It doesn't matter what your on, this thing handles! It is stiff, but the nose is ever so slightly softer then the tail. When twisting the nose to carve tighter and faster the One will make you work for those turns, but that same stiffness combined with the excellently paired Magna-Traction and Hybrid Chamber will hold a carve like nothing else. It is scary how fast this thing can take a mogul and tree run (I use Hertel Racing Wax). Groomers are just too easy now, I'm carving moguls. On moguls you can go faster, this board reengages it's edge even when lunching off the top of one mogul only to land and reengage the edge on top of the next mogul. It is that good. This board is literally egging me on to go faster, turn tighter and push myself further. On jumps it amazes me how forgiving the One can be for how stiff it is. Make no doubt about it, this is a stiff board. However on less then perfect landings when I should've ate it, the One just lets me ride it out. I ride it in the park too. If it has one tradeoff, it's simply that it is too stiff and the edges to grippy to fully enjoy a jib, press, or buttering. It'll certainly get the job done, but on a softer board with scooped & spooned detuned edges it would be so much easier. I knew this going in & it is a tradeoff I would gladly make again. If your looking for an aggressive mostly mountain yet slightly forgiving one board quiver to take you from intermediate to advanced this is it. If your a beginner, look at the softer more forgiving version of this board called the Templar.
Rossignol One Magtek 11/12
I decided to buy a new board a liked the preview of this one on the TheGoodRide.com webiste. So I rented last season model (11/12). I'm 187cm/78kg and after riding 160cm Burton Bullet I wanted to try something shorter - 156cm. Althoug shorter and not too stiff this board has realy an amazing edge hold, I've never carved this hard before. Very good on moguls or kickers too! I never realy believed in magnetraction, but I do now. I'm gonna order the new model right away.