Update 2023: The Rossignol XV Sashimi seems to be pretty similar in 2023 to the model I tried back in 2020 so this review should still help. 

The Rossignol XV Sashimi is pretty much an elongated Sushi that takes a little speed/drive that we love from the XV. It has a lot of taper and sometimes felt a bit hookey/off for me in some tighter situations off-piste but it floated well and carved well on groomers.  We have ridden the Sashimi 156, Sashimi White Label 156 and Sashimi Light 152 so there are lot's of vids going on here.  

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Riding Style Snowsurf
Riding Level Intermediate - Expert
Fits Boot size (US) 8-10
Manufactured in China
Shape Tapered Directional
Camber Profile Directional Camber
Stance Setback over 20mm
Approx. Weight Feels Normal
Split No
Powder Great
Base Glide Good
Carving Great
Speed Good
Uneven Terrain Great
Switch Poor
Jumps Good
Jibbing Average
Pipe Good
On Snow Feel


Turn Initiation


Skidded Turns






Edge Hold

Hard Snow

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Rossignol XV Sashimi Snowboard Video and Written Review Review by The Good Ride

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How This Review Happened: We borrowed this for an extended demo and then returned it.

Size: 156
Days:  10+
Conditions:  Everything from over a foot of some pretty good powder to some pretty fun groomers to some moderately hard groomers, to really rough spring conditions, and an early morning slackountry time with Drift Boards.
Riders: James (Size 9, 5’10” 185-195lbs), Grant (Size 11 6’ 160lbs)
Boots: Adidas Tactical ADV
InsolesSandsole Custom Insoles,  Footprint Insole Technology Gameghangers Low Profile
Bindings: Union AtlasUnion StrataUnion Falcor
Set Up
: 21.5″-22” 21 front 0 back close to the reference to set all the way back.

Approximate Weight

(We don’t put in the exact weight because with wood cores there is no consistency in a boards weight)


The nose and waist of the Rossignol XV Sashimi are wide but the tail is very narrow. So I wouldn’t recommend sizing this like you would a Here are some ideal US boot sizes for the Rossignol XV Sashimi boards. You can of course go bigger or smaller depending on your riding style and boot’s footprint, but these work best for not turning the board slower than it should be and not having the dreaded Toe & Heel Drag.
152: 7.5-8.5
156: 8.5-9.5
160: 9.5-10.5

For weight I would stay close to Rossignol’s recommended weight ranges. If it comes down to boot size or weight, I would make sure it fits your boot first and then your weight a close second.

Shape/Camber/On Snow Feel/Ability Level

The Rossignol XV Sashimi has a very tapered and directional shape. For some reason, now matter how I set it up, it felt a little hooky off the tail in powder. It’s hard to describe but I always felt that the board didn’t want to turn the way I wanted it to in the trees. On groomers It tracked the way I wanted it to and it had a little more back foot friendly ride. If you set it up super posi on the back foot the all Sashimi’s will need less back foot but it still felt more back footed than fronted.

Flex Personality

The Rossignol XV Sashimi had a pretty medium to medium stiff flex but I would like a little more pop as it didn’t feel super lively. It is easy to butter off the tail and nose though.

Uneven Terrain

The urethane throughout the core helps keep the Rossignol XV Sashimi damp in harder micro bumpy snow. I think the longer length made it better than the Sushi going over snow but it’s not immune to bucking and bouncing around a little in thicker Softer uneven snow.

Edge Hold

The Rossignol XV Sashimi is far from being an ice specialist but it was competent enough in the hard patches we found.


The base glide is not that fast with the Rossignol XV Sashimi as well as most Rossi boards. It’s damp enough for it’s flex but far from a straight liner either.

Turning Experience/Carving

I enjoyed turning the Rossignol XV Sashimi although it didn’t feel as turny as you would think looking at the shape. There is decent spring out of the turn but it’s not incredibly dynamic.


I felt the Rossignol XV Sashimi floated well when I got it in powder and I liked this better than the XV Sashimi for low angle pow but I think its still best for medium to steeper terrain. Overall it is a very set back confident floater.


So other than how I could never get a good turning experience in the trees and the base wasn’t that fast the rest of the ride worked. I think if you can get this at a good price it might be worth it.

Set Up: Close to Reference, 18 front +3 back

et Up18 front +3 back close to reference

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