Update 2023: The Rossignol XV Sushi's we reviewed are many in this review and the only relevant one left is the 144. It can still help so this is why I updated the review for those looking for one in 2023. The Rossignol XV Sushi is one of those short, super tapered rides that might be bucky but really shines carving groomers just as much as it does in powder.  We have a lot of Sushi vids here for you. We have the Sushi 144, Sushi White Label 144 and Regular Sushi 145.  

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


Turn Initiation


Skidded Turns






Edge Hold

Hard Snow

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

Ethics Statement: We don’t get paid by the manufacturer to write these reviews.  We do make money from the “Where To Buy” links, but this is our best attempt at an honest and objective review from an average riders’ perspective.

How This Review Happened:  
We borrowed this for an extended demo and then returned it.
Size: 144,145 and145 White Label.
Days: 2 for the 2020 but many on past models.
Conditions: For the 2020 pretty rough spring conditions but in past years, good groomers and good powder.
Riders: James (Size 9, 5’10” 185-195lbs), Peter (Size 8, 5’11” 185lbs),Grant (Size 11 6’ 160lbs), Zobel (Size 11.5, 6’ 180lbs), Nick (Size 10, 160lbs, 5’8”) Stephen (Size 12.5, 215lbs 6’3”), Jimbo (Size 11, 5’11” 160lbs),
Boots: Adidas Tactical ADVBurton Imperial
InsolesSandsole Custom Insoles,  Footprint Insole Technology Gameghangers Low Profile
Bindings: Union Atlas

Similar Boards (but not the same)Jones Mind Expander, Jones Storm Chaser, Korua DartRome Pow Division MTEndeavor ScoutPrior Legacy

Set-Up22” Wide. 18-21 front -6 to +3 back. Close to Reference and Set all the way back.

Approximate Weight

The Rossignol XV Sushi normal like the weight of a normal length board. All sizes did for the most part.


The 145 Rossignol XV Sushi felt like the right size for my specs and the 145 didn’t feel like a wide. The 144 felt more on the narrow side. All this taper makes the tail a lot narrower than the nose and waist so I personally feel the 145 is best for size 10 and under while the 144 is better for size 9 and under. I could be wrong but it didn’t really feel like it could handle a mid/wide boot well on the tail.


Pretty easy to butter off the tail and the medium to medium/stiff flex was pretty consistent through all the boards we tried.

On Snow Feel/Ability Level/Skidded Turns

You are sitting pretty far back with the Rossignol XV Sushi and you can really feel all that the taper. It rides really far on the back foot that it tracks a little different than many tapered boards but it feels stable one footing and flat basing. The Rossignol Sushi White Label, with its 10% rocker in the tail, skidded a turn a touch easier than the Rossignol Sushi and Sushi Light but all were pretty close.

Edge Hold

Pretty competent edge hold but it’s no XV. If you see hard to icy snow the Rossignol XV Sushi can hang but doesn’t shine there.

Turn Initiation

Pretty fast edge to edge and it’s a pretty turny board. It doesn’t initiate super quick but once it happens the board turns at a quick pace.  The 144’s turned even faster.

Turning Experience/Carving

We all had more fun carving this than riding in powder. All sizes, including the White Label, carved really well. We thought you might feel a difference with the White label that has 10% rocker in the tail carved almost the same as the regular version. I thought I would feel a difference but didn’t really feel enough to tell the difference in the messy conditions we were riding. That might be different on good carving groomers though.


We didn’t get any of the new Rossignol Sushi’s in powder and we only got the previous model that is the same shape. I think all float really well but I would probably prefer the regular over the White Label because it has 40% rocker instead of 30% rocker in the nose but it might be hard to tell like it was carving. What we found is the Sushi is just not a good board in lower angle powder. It’s just too short and it didn’t keep it’s speed well.

Uneven Terrain

All model Rossignol XV Sushi’s are a pretty bucky and bouncy mess. They have pretty good dampening properties to absorb hard micro bumps but it can’t deal very well with tracked up powder with emerging moguls. It turns through them well but doesn’t go over well at all.


Overall, I didn’t find the Rossignol XV Sushi’s powder performance good for the low angle pow I rode it in but did like how hard it carves.

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Rossignol XV Sushi Past Reviews

The Rossignol XV Sushi is a great board for the price and it’s a great choice for those that want to quiver up or just only Snowsurf at a reasonable price. It’s soo much more than just a powder board and it’s very fun all conditions ride. Nothing that we know of changed from the 2018 model to the 2019 except we finally got to ride it in some good powder.

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Size: 145
Days:  6+
Conditions:  Dust on Crust, Good Groomers, and pretty light somewhat deep pow.
Riders: James (Size 9, 5’10” 185-195lbs), Jimbo (Size 11, 5’11” 160lbs), Peter (Size 8, 5’11” 185lbs)
Boots: Adidas Tactical ADVAdidas AcerraBurton SLXBurton Almighty, Burton RoverBurton AMBBurton ImperialBurton IonDC JudgeBurton AmbushBurton HailBurton RulerBurton Driver X,
Insoles:  Footprint Insole Technology Gameghangers Low Profile
Bindings: Union Atlas
Set Up
: 22.5” Centered to set all the way back 15 front -16 back

Approximate Weight: Feels normal for its overall volume.

Flex/Buttering:  Easier to butter than you would think but the Rossignol Sushi is not really that kind of board.

Sizing: The Rossignol Sushi is pretty wide in the waist and nose but it really tapers a lot towards the tail.  That’s why I feel more comfortable recommending a board like this to riders in the 8-10 boot size range.  It’s meant to be ridden wider in the nose/waist but a ton shorter.

On Snow Feel:  Some boards are short and fat but not that surfy. Some are normal length/width and surfy.  However, the Rossignol XV Sushi is short, fat and super surfy.  It’s a very off the back foot kind of ride that is very slashy off the tail but also very carvy.  It’s stable underfoot though and not loose due to the camber from the tail to just a bit past the front bindings.  It is very easy to one foot and flat base and although it has a tail heavy ride the back foot is further away from the tail than many boards of this type.

Edge Hold: The Rossi Sushi is nothing like the XV when it comes to grip and the lack of magnetraction is noticed. It still holds a good edge but I would grab the XV if it’s hard snow.

Turn Initiation:  Despite its width, the Sushi is very quick edge to edge and I think it’s from the short size as well as all the taper going on with it. It turns quickly on groomers but isn’t super fast edge to edge. In powder when you are steering more on the back foot it turns really fast.

Turning Experience: Really fun board to turn and it shines on groomers as well as powder.  We really had a fun time riding this when it wasn’t dumping and there is good spring out of the turn as long as you keep more weight on the back foot to keep that tail from washing out.

Carving: The Rossignol XV Sushi can lay out a very hard carve and it isn’t the kind of board that needs to be left on the shelf when the powder is gone.  I couldn’t be more happy with the way you could lay it out on a carve and I might have liked the feel of this board on a carve a little better than how it could handle a semi-hard driving line on a powder day off-piste.

Speed: There was good speed on groomers and the XV Sushi can pick up some decent speed.  It’s no XV though and I wouldn’t want to bomb a really steep run.  In powder though, it’s not the kind of board that likes to pick up massive amounts of speed. It also didn’t keep it’s speed super well in powder so you had to keep your momentum while not going super fast.

Uneven Terrain: The Rossignol XV Sushi is the kind of board that can weave in and out of moguls rather well but it’s not the kind of board that likes to powder over them.  If you try to do that it will buck you around.  It’s better than many short/fat rides we have tried but it’s still something that is going to be very different when it comes to riding 1-2 feet of powder with bumps underneath.  It really likes a smooth surface to shine.

Powder:  We wouldn’t just call the Sushi a powder board but there are lots of directional floats here for its size. Check our comparison below review below.  We felt the Sushi floated incredibly well but compared to boards like the Rome Powder Division and especially so with the Mind Expander it didn’t have that unsinkable float and you could feel the smaller size the deeper it got.  It was almost as good as the mind expander for quick turns in the trees and it was a little better than the Powder Division carving on groomers.  Back to powder though…..when setting back all the way on the board at a 22″ stance width you can get 15 inches back on board which is massive for a 145. Then if you add the rocker in the super wide nose you have a very good float.  If you keep it to moderate speeds and get terrain that’s pretty smooth the Rossignol XV Sushi is a fun way to surf powder.

The rest isn’t that important.  It doesn’t ride switch well at all, it’s fun to slash a pipe wall with, kind of tail light for lots of air and not a good board to jib with.

Here is a detailed comparison between the Jones Mind Expander, Rome Powder Division 157 and Rossignol Sushi.

Rossignol XV Sushi Specs

Rossignol XV Sushi Images

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Rossignol XV Sushi User Reviews

Rossignol XV Sushi 2018-2023 Snowboard Review SKU UPC Model


Feb 24, 2021 by Kyle MacDonald
Ability Level: Intermediate • 
Riding Style: Blues and blacks mostly in trees • 
Days You Ride A Year: 15 • 
Height, Weight And Boot Size (for Boards, Boots & Bindings): 6 foot, 250, 13 boot 

This board handles and floats incredible. The first day I had it I was able to hit tree lines with speed and control I never had before. You can turn on a dime and quickly kick it out to control speed when you need to. What sold me on this board is when my friends were sunk past their knees in powder and I was gliding across the top without even trying to keep my nose up. Bought this board for a few big powder days a year, turns out I use it everyday its not just ice.

Rossi Sushi XV

Mar 19, 2019 by Roby Monroe
Ability Level: Intermediate/Advanced • 
Riding Style: All Mountain • 
Days You Ride A Year: 25 • 
Height, Weight And Boot Size (for Boards, Boots & Bindings): 5'6" - 165 - 7.5 

Back on the mountain after 5 years off (2 back surgeries). GNU Riders Choice to have a single board quiver. Came across the Sushi. Growing up in San Diego and having surf roots, DAMN this board is FUN!! I thought this would be my POW board and tree board. Not only does it rip in POW and trees, Groomers are so fun. I feel like I am hitting the lip of a wave all day. Super Sic!!

Great for trees

Feb 02, 2018 by Bill Brown
Ability Level: Expert • 
Riding Style: All Mountain • 
Days You Ride A Year: 60 • 
Height, Weight And Boot Size (for Boards, Boots & Bindings): 180, 85kgs, 10.5 boots 

I have been waiting for a board like this for about 10 years now after riding a similar unknown brand. Its actually quite floaty and has good speed through the trees, which is where it really shines given the back foot near the rear of the board and the big powder nose. Perfect for powder in the morning and groomers in the afternoon I find.

5.0 5.0 3 3 This board handles and floats incredible. The first day I had it I was able to hit tree lines with speed and control I never had before. You can turn on a dime and quickly kick it Rossignol XV Sushi 2018-2023 Snowboard Review

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