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  • #782180
    jimw
    1420 Posts

    Oh man, that’s funny… sorta. 🙂 You would think having Xavier’s pro model they would have a clue about this. I assumed it was just a manufacturing defect but maybe it was actually intentional?? Weird.

    Anyway, thanks for all the help working this out! I still need to send it back in, just spoke to someone there about that and will be sending it next week. Gotta pull off the old hardware and move it to the 167. I’m scared of how stiff that board is, I’m used to my wet noodle Spliff! 🙂

    #782374
    cometogether
    385 Posts

    wow guys thats really fucking lame. Rossignol should have known better. I didnt have this problem on my 63′ as im on phantoms now! I did say the board was stiff in my comments, and I still feel that way, It is great on anything but frozen late season snow, I cant seem to keep the chatter down on icy bullletproof. Other than that it has held up well and has 50+ days on it. I think this board is fairly skinny at the waist and that directly affects the chatter. I have a 159 but have not felt the need to downsize yet. Maybe the stiffness will be softer with the 59. I also thought the factory wax was horrible, it worked for a couple days but needed a major overhaul. I am about to do my second major base clean as it doesnt seem to be the best base out there.

    but for the price I am plenty happy!

    I wish there wasnt an issue with the bolt pattern so we could have more riding reviews.

    somewhere in my emails I have the contact number for the head marketing and sales guy at rossignol usa… I should find that and ask him who lost there job over that…

    #786866
    UPGRAYEDD_2505
    127 Posts

    Alright so I’ve been riding a solid 163 a bunch at the resort and I’m trying to figure out what to do with this board. I’ve detuned tip and tail but feel like I need to go way farther to the center of the board than normal; this combined with all the camber and the magnetraction make the board feel really locked in to me (on harder resort snow; haven’t really had it out on a proper 3 ft powder day). OK for going straight/fast and making really gradual turns, but not for getting the board sideways or doing other types of turns. Too hooky.

    So I’m going to detune a bunch more I guess? Or I might just sell the board? FWIW my previous resort ‘charger’ was a 164 Flagship, and all of my other boards (solids and splits) are flat or rockered b/w the feet, so it’s been awhile since I’ve been back on camber.

    I know this board is meant for rappelling into steep gnar and then just going straight 😉 but surely others have made it work in a more versatile way (say a steep technical entrance, followed by some hard wind-packed snow, followed by a bunch of good powder, followed by a bunch of low-angled hard snow, repeat.)

    Whatcha got?

    #786890
    Taylor
    792 Posts

    With its stiff shovel and relatively soft tail it’d definitely be worth trying your stance farther forward than you’d normally ride. Those attributes coupled with its taper lend to making the board feel more hooky at the shovel. Positioning your stance farther forward might help even things out.

    @sun_rocket

    #786899
    UPGRAYEDD_2505
    127 Posts

    Thanks. I think you’re right. I’ve been changing my stance every run looking for the sweet spot and, like you suggest, it’s probably a little farther forward than I’m used to.

    Not knocking this board, but I do wonder if a more forgiving nose would make this a better resort ride. I’m sure it rules in the backcountry tho. FWIW I’m still riding a Venture Odin split (it’ll last forever), which is a joy to ride and destroys everything in its path in the BC, but is definitely a little overkill for inbounds…

    #786907
    Taylor
    792 Posts

    Let us know how it goes.

    Rossi engineers definitely understand the folding effect on shovels, and have made some boards over the years, like this one, that are designed not to fold.

    This design is more tailored to a style of riding that weights forward during heel turn initiation. It’s super stable in a carve, on steeps, and on a straight line, which is how Xavier would do it. It derives mobility from a softer, looser tail, and taper.

    I imagine it’d a hoot on groomers railing.

    @sun_rocket

    #787017
    Bennett
    6 Posts

    has anyone noticed that the edges on the XV are really soft? i have used it 3 days so far and have done more damage to the edges than any of my +100 day burton or bataleon resort boards. my “ROCK” board is in better shape. 🙁

    Rossignol XV Magtek Split 163
    Whitegold DIY Split-Shaka 154
    Capita DIY Split-Charlie Slasher 162
    Spark R&D Magnetos
    Burton Tourists
    Verts
    MTN Approach w/ Spark Bindings Mod

    #787212
    cometogether
    385 Posts

    Bennett- I was worried about this same issue but a season and a half in the rocky mountains of Colorado and its holding up better than my jones, I am surprised I didn’t blow a rail or crack it open yet- still holding on! so far im pretty impressed with it. sucks to hear your not experiencing the same.

    #787324
    moridinbg
    151 Posts

    Has anyone had problems with the topsheet of the XV cracking? This is under the (factory installed) tail Plum hook on the left side of my brand new, never ridden, no hardware mounted board.

    The right tail side is not cracked.
    There is another, less noticeable crack under the right nose hook, the left one OK.

    With the only thing worse than the current snow situation in Europe, being my financial situation, I won’t be riding soon, but I don’t really want to bother with warranty returns, especially as this was the only 167 in the shop where I got it from…

    On the other hand, this board has the best base structuring I have seen out of the factory.

    #788446
    moridinbg
    151 Posts

    I have put only 2 days on the board and I am starting to question it’s durability.
    3(!) core shots in less than stellar, but still decent conditions. The base is rather thin. I am pretty sure I have ridden both my Never Summer and Venture for longer and shittier conditions and still have had a total of 2 or 3 core shots in 3 years, compared to 3 on the XV in 2 days. Really bad luck or really bad base? Time will tell.

    The small XV badge behind the rear binding unglued itself.
    Then the topsheet cracks from the picture above.

    Otherwise it rides like no other. It already is my favourite board after only this 2 days. A little sluggish when slow, but with a bit of speed it suddenly becomes really playful and alive.
    I did some tight tree sessions in wet pow and had zero problems, even though it’s a 167cm and I am 173cm myself.
    It totally charges through and destroys moguls. I can literally fly through a chopped piste where my friends struggle and bounce around 😀

    #788640
    moridinbg
    151 Posts

    After 5 more days of riding I am pretty sure – this board has a base made out of a very thin layer of soft cheese.
    On the other hand I am really blown away by the way it rides. Went through everything – waist deep pow, hard crust, moguls – floats amazingly well in the powder and charges through anything else.
    It would have been the perfect quiver board if not for the thin base.

    #790487
    moridinbg
    151 Posts

    Day 17 of riding and my XV is completely disintegrating. 7 (!) cores hots and one half seems to have snapped right under the front binding. Never Rossignol again!!!

    #790506
    permnation
    303 Posts

    That’s rough. Rossi used to make very nice durable boards with some great graphics on the Jones models. Are you able to warranty the XV?

    #791070
    cometogether
    385 Posts

    dang guys that sucks to hear! i still like this board and have well over 100 days on it, and nothing much has happened since some of my first rock shots. the edge underneath my heal foot is totally missing the base but has yet to crack or delam. And I am not light or easy on boards. I live in the rocky mountains so i have tested it. I can only speculate that it is similar to other products made in china- YMMV.

    #791077
    Matt Wood
    328 Posts

    Normally I ride Mervin boards but I’ve put like 40 days this year on a DIY Krypo Magtek. Aside from one small core shot she’s held up nicely. It’s an older one the clear / orange top sheet. I wonder if the quality is getting worse on newer boards. None the less I’m still going to split another, super cheap online.

    #791182
    Matt Wood
    328 Posts

    Edit… Screw it, going with a Charlie Slasher, splitable core, mothership factory. Done. I just split an SG Grand Traverse that was produced in the Capita factory. Highest quality board I have ever laid hands on. Same core too.

    #791206
    Taylor
    792 Posts

    Hey Matt – I’d love to hear your impressions of the Grand Traverse and see its rocker profile. Interesting board, not a lot of sidecut, which, on its face, I like.

    @sun_rocket

    #791208
    Scooby2
    613 Posts

    off topic, but why do folks make split-ready boards going through the hassle of bonding ABS down the middle of a board (hassle-requires flame treating plastic and bonding with epoxy instead of wood glue) but then fail to add three inserts per side for a touring bracket (which is real easy). Cutting two 3/4 inch circles in a line through the composite layer on the base makes a distinct weak spot in a split, I’ve seen plenty on this forum broken there. Maybe they added more glass there to compensate? I doubt it if they don’t brag about it.

    #791223
    Matt Wood
    328 Posts

    Hey Taylor, The board was for Justin Reiter, I gave him a universal hole pattern but he’s a carver (21″ centered) so I don’t think I could ride it. If you look at my FB page there are some photos (Glide Inc. Custom Splits) you have to see the core! Apparently they are designed to accept ski screws but we decided T Nuts would be the way to go. One day I’ll learn me how to post photos here.

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