|Overall Rating||Loved it!|
|Riding Style||All Mountain|
|Riding Level||Beginner - Expert|
|Fits Boot size (US)||8-10, 10-12, > 12|
|Manufactured in||Taiwan or China|
|Camber Profile||Hybrid Camber|
|Approx. Weight||Feels Normal|
|On Snow Feel|
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Rossignol One LF 2019 - 2010 Review by The Good Ride
The Rossignol One LF is a very recommendable hard condition ride for those that need a one board quiver and often see hard to icy snow. It has a stable and predictable ride in conditions that many boards don’t. The One LF is the continuation of the One Mag and the same board as the One Mag that had the Light Frame technology in it.
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Size: 156, 159 and 161w from multiple seasons
Conditions: Everything from some leftover powder to perfect groomers to really hard west coast snow.
Riders: James (Size 9, 5’10” 185-195lbs), Jimbo (Size 11, 5’11” 160lbs), Peter (Size 8, 5’11” 185lbs), Zobel (Size 11.5, 6’ 180lbs),
Boots: Adidas Tactical ADV, Burton SLX, Burton Rover, Burton AMB, Burton Almighty, Burton Imperial, Salomon F3.0, Burton Fiend LTD,
Insoles: Sandsole Custom Insoles, Footprint Insole Technology Gameghangers Low Profile
Bindings: Union Atlas, Union Strata, Salomon Hologram, Burton Cartel, Burton Genesis, Burton Diode, Union Contact,
Set Up: Centered to set all the way back. 22″, 22.5 to 23″ 15 front -15 back to 18 front -6 back
Approximate Weight: Feels normal bordering on light.
Sizing: The 159, for me James (see specs above) is a great fit as a one board quiver but I do like the 156 for making faster turns, buttering and riding pipe. The 159 is more fun to turn on groomers, pick up speed and float in powder though.
Flex: Good middle ground flex and it is super easy to butter thanks to the rocker in the tip/tail. The One LF comes across as a board that wouldn’t be easy to butter but it really is easy. The 156 is a little easier but both are very doable for my specs and buttering strength which isn’t much. Same with our crew.
On Snow Feel: The Rossi One LF has a mellow camber feel underfoot but still has a catch-free feel due to the rocker in the tip and tail. If you size this up right it’s going to be a forgiving ride that can work for a developing rider who skids their turns but also work almost equally well for an accomplished rider that turns correctly and even likes a carve or two. Very easy to one foot and flat base.
Powder: The Rossignol One LF size 159 with a 22.5″ stance width can set all the way back you can get about 3.5″ back on board which is pretty good for an all mountain/one board quiver like this. That combined with the rocker in the nose makes for pretty good float in powder. I think the 156 One LF is about the same but I’m not 100%. The more mellow MTX makes the board grab a lot less when in the powder or soft snow and it’s a great upgrade for those that see more than just hard to icy snow. I like the float of this and last years model better when it comes to floating too and it’s a good board for setting it back and surfing a little powder. I’d personally like to see the same set back as the Templar of -20 mm because it’s also easier to center the board as well as maybe have a slightly longer nose than tail to give a little extra directional float.
Turn Initiation: For my specs, the 156 turned quick and easy edge to edge. It makes medium to wide radius turns well. The 159 is not as quick for me but still med/fast and that’s the board that best fits my specs. That’s why I personally own a 156 and like it better than the 159 for all around riding. That being said the 159 is faster and more fun for bigger carving turns so it’s more about personal preference.
Turning Experience: Fun to turn but nothing amazing. The Rossi One LF has a smooth feel underfoot that makes all kind of turns moderately fun. It doesn’t have the pop that some boards with more camber have but its a decent balance between being forgiving but also not feeling dead when it comes to turning.
Skidded Turns: It’s pretty easy to skid turns with this and not a hard board for a beginner to intermediate riders to get better on. Or if you are a more advanced rider it still can help you recover with a skid or two if you get off your game.
Carving: The One Magtek has had the same 40% camber profile for a while now and we’d love to see them bump it up to 60% as they have with the Jibsaw and XV to give a little more spring out of the turn. Still, it carves pretty well for what it is and doesn’t wash on the turn as long as you keep the pressure more between the feet.
Speed: So the main upgrade for the 16 Rossignol One Magtek is the light wave tech that is basically a strip of rubber running throughout the board. Upon doing a comparison between 2015 156 vs 2016 156 all of us felt the 16 was damper at speed and had a better overall feel.
Uneven Terrain: The LF versions are a little better in uneven snow than 2015. The Light Frame (LF) tech makes for a more damp ride and it is easier to hammer over uneven snow or deal with micro bumps that can cause a board to send up this cranky chatter that can really make the joints hurt.
Edge Hold: It can handle ice without much issue. The 14 and below models were better in ice but the newer models still grip really well in hard snow but grab less in softer snow. This makes for a much better all conditions ride.
Switch: When centered or very close to centered this board rides switch very well. It almost feels like a true twin
Jibbing: Not as bad as we thought it would be and it jibs pretty well for an all mountain board. Still not an every day jibber but it could for sure work if you spend a little time in there and size down as I did with the 156.
Pipe: What a great pipe board for those that like to lap the pipe. I think more technical accomplished pipe riders would appreciate a little more camber here too but it’s still the kind of board that will grip well, be forgiving and drives from wall to wall well.
Jumps: We’d like to see a little more pop out of the One Magtek and not only would more camber help carving it would also help the board spring a little more on an ollie. Again time to give it the 60% camber.
So when you have ridden and liked a board like the Rossignol One LF as we have for so many years it’s only natural to want more from it and to see it evolve. We liked the new dampening tech but would like to see more camber and a set back of -20mm with maybe a slightly longer nose. Still, regardless it’s a very good board for hard snow and not many can provide the consistency underfoot in all conditions like this can.
Rossignol One LF Past Reviews
2018 Rossignol One LF, 2016 & 2017 Rossignol One Magtek Review
The 2016-2018 Rossignol One Magtek has added rubber throughout the whole ride making it damper. In 2018 Rossignol changed the name to bring more attention to the Light Frame tech but it’s still the same ride.
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 Ion, Burton SLX, Nike Lunarendor,
Bindings: Burton Cartel, Burton Genesis, Burton Diode, Union Force, Salomon 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: 6.6 lbs
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 but it was still fun. The 156 felt snappy and quick for all of us and super fast edge to edge. It’s a really fun board to turn. The 156 felt like the better fit for peter and I (size 8.5 & 9) where Mike and Jimbo (Size 10 & 10.5) liked the 159 better. That puts this board kind of in between Moderate and easy for turn initiation. For Jimbo and Mike the 159 could turn quick but it didn’t dart edge to edge like the 156 did for Peter and I. I think it was because the 156 fit our feet really well and we weigh more than Mike and Jimbo. So if you don’t skid your turns then you can get this to snap quickly edge to edge and it can be very nimble.
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 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.
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 LF User Reviews
Really solid all around board
I am rocking the 2017 One Magtek, which I believe is the same as this board minus the appearance, and really love the board. The thing can do everything, and does everything well (not sure about park since don't do that). It feels more like a camber board with the added stability and playful forgiveness of a rocker board. It has an addicting ride, and although not necessarily an aggressive, you can still charge and carve quite well. This board really shines in icy tough conditions. When riding down steep icy runs, while my friends are catching edge or riding slowly, this board you can still lean on your edge and not have to worry about catching edge. That being said, I wish the board had more camber, as James said, with 60% camber, 40% rocker as opposed to the 60-40 rocker camber it has now. This really has to do with carving and pop for jumps. When riding with friends with more aggressive camber boards, such as the Burton Flight Attendant, they are able to make much wider and deeper carves, something that the magtek simply cannot do. While it is a decent carving board it is not on par with these others, particularly because it has much less camber and the camber it has is very mellow. All in all, great board, especially if you can only own one board and want a board that handles icy conditions well. I just wish there was more camber to allow for a more aggressive ride.
Thanks James for helping me sort through the right board for me. First off a buddy of mine almost 70 got this board and he's back shredding. Someone ask about his one lf and said he like to try it. My buddy said don't try it if you can't afford it cause your going to want one it's addictive.I got a 159 with burton cartels my whole riding ability has changed. I'm 47 and ride the best I ever have thanks to my new equipment. I said I never step back on another lib tech again.if you want a board that's so much fun extremely easy to ride and carve and you can bomb. A edge hold that's not going to let you down I would recommend the lf. Defentily going to have some serious withdrawals when the season ends
I noticed such a difference the first time I strapped this board on this week.The first day I used the One Mag was on Breckenridge this past Monday. Conditions were a little harder as there hadn't been much natural snow up until yesterday and today. I immediately noticed the edge difference. Never once did I feel like I was losing an edge, this is the first time in my life I can honestly say that. The second day, yesterday, Vail had 8-12 inches of new powder, another first for me. This board handled it perfectly. The nose had no problem staying lifted above the fresh powder, it was truly a life changing moment for me. This board is truly a great choice for anybody and everybody. What a ride!
I would also like to see this board get the top of the line base for speed. I like to really push my speed to the limit, don't ride as much as I want to, every weekend the resorts nearby are open but, it's a 4 hour drive and I work a full time job. Luckily years of skateboarding has given me a huge advantage. This board does everything I want it to and more has really taken my riding to the next level. I'm really not sure if I will ever buy another board from a different company after riding this thing. That being said I still want this board to keep progressing every year to seal that deal.
I am 46 and ride since 20 years, coming from hardboots then moved on sofities. Have been riding burton custom x with cartel bindings since 5 years now.
I actually already tested the board in the 156 size and founbd it pretty amazing. Comparing it with the custom X I would say a bit softer, less catchy, which makes turn initiation way smooter, though I had some very radical carving session on it, I was pretty laid down and carving hard. The board is better in fakie respect to the custom X I was used to, more similar to the regular ride, so that you can change every three or four turns. Overall I like the board very much and took 5 minutes to get use to it. I didn't try butters ollies etc yet, since started at 9:00 AM in the morning and I was well cooked at 2:00 PM, my legs were straight like a pole and I thought was better to take the way home.
Overall, a board I would strongly recommend, a bit on the stiff side for those that like very soft boards, but a very good compromise for all the others, with good pop and liveliness. I personally liked it a lot.
This board OWNS the mountain. The edge hold is incredible. Worrying about ice is a thing of the past. I feel so secure riding this board I feel like I can go anywhere and do anything. Amazing board!
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!