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Rossignol One Magtek Review And Buying Advice

Rossignol One Magtek 2015 - 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. Its like that nice and normal girl next door but when she’s yours and the doors are closed she blows your mind.  You also don’t have to empty your wallet to bed her.

2015 Rossignol One Magtek Review

The Rossignol One Magtek is a board that in the past we found to be one of our favorite hard to icy condition all mountain boards. With the changes in 2015 it’s become more than that.

So the 2015 Rossignol Magtek has a few changes that I’ll briefly highlight.

1. They mellowed out the Magnetraction in the tip and tail area so it doesn’t grab in the softer snow like it use to.

2. The Tip/Tail are blunted.

Size: 159 and 156
Days:  6+ and more coming as I own this board
Conditions:  Mainly just good snow with the ocassional afternoon spring conditions.
Riders: James, Peter, Jimbo, Mike,
Boots:  Burton Imperial, Burton Hail, Burton IonBurton SLXNike Lunarendor,
Bindings: Burton Cartel, Burton Genesis, Burton DiodeUnion ForceSalomon Defender, Union Travis Rice

Set Up: 22.5-23″ wide, Centered, 15 front -15 back, set back a bit 15 front-6 back

Approximate Weight: Feels pretty normal bordering on light like it always does.

On Snow Feel: Same great stable feeling under foot that makes for an easy ride in the flats, one footing off a chair or having to get across a really long flat cat track. It still feels like the One Magtek except the biggest thing is you don’t feel the Magnetraction as much in softer snow which is outstanding.  Now its much more of a consistent all condition ride.

Turn Initiation: The 159 felt a little slower edge to edge with it’s slightly larger waist but it wasn’t a problem.  The 156 felt snappy and quick for all of us and super fast edge to edge. It’s a really fun board to turn.

Flex: Nice firm flex between the feet but the tip and tail allow you to butter well even though the tail is stiffer. It gives you speed but the ability to slow down and butter when you want.

Edge Hold:  Ok so this is the big change.  They really mellowed out the MTX as it gets closer to the tip/tail.  It’s almost un-noticeable when it reaches the bindings and can really only be seen by looking down the line of the side cut.  There is still a pretty pronounced bump in the center. This is still going to handle Ice well but it won’t be as bottomless as it use to be when it had a more pronounced MTX side cut.  I actually like it better the way it is now because it can still handle icy conditions and it provides a stable ride there where many hybrid rocker boards become loose but now it is fun to ride in softer conditions. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve recommended this board for people who ride in hard conditions but travel to good places.  Now it will be even better when you travel..

Powder:  Ok no powder here but we did have some soft to slushy days which give you an idea of how a board will handle in powder. So the slightly blunted nose doesn’t do too much more in powder but it seems to make it better. The biggest thing is the edges don’t get grabby and feel sluggish like they use to. There is a much better improvement here in the ride and all around feel in powder. I’d still like to see a -20 mm set back instead of -15 mm because it would give it just a little more easy surfy directional float.

Carving:  Same carver as before that’s not perfect but really fun to lay into a hard carve.  There is a nice balance of edge hold and camber to grip the snow and also really spring out of the turn

Speed:  Nice and fast for bigger mountains like Mammoth that have long wide open runs (well on weekdays) that can expose a boards weaknesses at speed easily. The base seemed to have a good glide to it as well.

Uneven Terrain: I wouldn’t really like to ride the 159 in end of the day snow but on the 156 I’d be happy to take on a run that is steep and full of moguls.  It’s a really good fit for my foot size and I can just snap that so quick edge to edge that it’s great from first chair to last.  Also the board isn’t super stiff so it’s not unforgiving.

Switch:   Centered up this is easy to ride switch and to me it feels like a directional twin. This isn’t perfect riding switch but it’s something that offers up very easy riding for those that want to learn to ride switch or for those like me that ride centered on a board like this on groomer days but love to set it back on powder days.

Jumps:  The One Magtek isn’t among the ultra poppy class but it’s got pretty good spring off the tip and tail.  I’d like to see the camber extended to more like 50% or see it rise up a little higher to give a little more spring.

Jibbing:   Not an ideal jibber but I’d have no problem taking it through a beginner jib park.  Just not much more than that.

Pipe:   Outstanding pipe board and I often love taking the 156 out when I plan to ride pipe that day.  It’s stable in the flats, forgiving with the rocker in the tip/tail, climbs pipe walls easily and grips very well.  It’s the kind of board that make riders of all levels happy. I’d say that probably only the most technical accomplished riders would prefer something with more camber but I think most would like it here.

So all in all the Rossignol One Magtek made some nice improvements to the ride while also keeping all the good qualities it had before.

 

2014 to 2011 Rossignol One Magtek Review

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 IonBurton SLXBurton ImperialNike KaijuDC Judge, Nike Zoom ItesBurton AmbushSalomon Synapse and many others.
Bindings: Burton Cartel, Burton Cartel Limited,  Burton Malavita, Burton Diode, Union ForceFlux DMCCFlux SF45Burton GenesisUnion SLUnion 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.

Dylan Talking about the 2013 Rossignol One Magtek which is the same as the 2014.

2013 Rossignol One Magtek

 

 

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Rossignol One Magtek Review And Buying Advice SKU UPC Model

Apr 30, 2014 by Jordan
Ability Level: Intermediate • 
Riding Style: Not very aggressive • 
Days You Ride A Year: Under 5 • 
Strengths: Trees, powder • 
Weaknesses: High speed, park • 
(for Boards, Boots & Bindings) Height, Weight And Boot Size: 6-2, 225 

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

Feb 13, 2014 by StingRey
Ability Level: Advanced • 
Riding Style: Anything now, hard charging freeride • 
Days You Ride A Year: 50-100 • 
Strengths: Craving, Jumps • 
Weaknesses: Jibs, Presses, Butters, Park • 
(for Boards, Boots & Bindings) Height, Weight And Boot Size: 5'11 170lb Size 10 most boots 

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

Jan 09, 2014 by Tim
Ability Level: Advanced • 
Riding Style: All mountain • 
Days You Ride A Year: 15-20 • 
Strengths: Carving, Edge hold and Speed • 
Weaknesses: Park 

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.


Jun 23, 2013 by Ben
Ability Level: Intermediate • 
Riding Style: Front Side • 
Days You Ride A Year: 20 • 
Strengths: Carving • 
Weaknesses: Jibbing • 
(for Boards, Boots & Bindings) Height, Weight And Boot Size: 6'2", 200 lbs, 11 

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!!

May 17, 2013 by Christian
Ability Level: Advanced • 
Riding Style: All mountain • 
Days You Ride A Year: 40+ • 
Strengths: Carving, speed, woods • 
Weaknesses: Jumps & jibbing 

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).


Awesome!!

Mar 26, 2013 by Yaron
Ability Level: Intermediate-advanced • 
Riding Style: All mountain • 
Days You Ride A Year: 8 

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.


Ultimate Ride

Feb 21, 2013 by David
Ability Level: Intermediate • 
Riding Style: All Mountain • 
Days You Ride A Year: 10+ 

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

Feb 05, 2013 by StingRey
Ability Level: Intermediate • 
Riding Style: Aggressive, High Speed • 
Days You Ride A Year: At least 50 • 
Strengths: Carving, Jumps • 
Weaknesses: Jibs / Presses / Buttering / Park 

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

Dec 07, 2012 by Radim
Ability Level: Advanced • 
Riding Style: All mountain • 
Days You Ride A Year: 40+ • 
Strengths: Carving, short turns • 
Weaknesses: Pow, rails 

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.


4.9 5.0 9 9 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 comfortab Rossignol One Magtek Review And Buying Advice

Approx. Weight

Feels Normal

Riding Style

All Mountain

Riding Level

Intermediate - Expert

Available Widths

Regular, Mid/Wide, Wide

Manufactured in

Shape

Directional Twin

Camber Profile

Hybrid Camber

Stance

Setback -12.5mm

On Snow Feel

Stable

Turn Initiation

Moderate

Flex

Medium

Edge Hold

Icy Snow

Powder

Great

Carving

Excellent

Speed

Great

Uneven Terrain

Good

Switch

Great

Jumps

Good

Jibbing

Average

Pipe

Excellent

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