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 Post subject: Re: 2013-2014 new gear
PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:12 pm 
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barrows wrote:
Victor (or anybody else) do you have specs for the Rossi XV splits? Anyone?

there: http://www.zuzupopo.com/xe/index.php?mid=catalog&page=2&document_srl=92337. 167 length and 25,5 waist.


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 Post subject: Re: 2013-2014 new gear
PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:58 pm 
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Thanks Dan, but I just get error messages trying to view the catalog?

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 Post subject: Re: 2013-2014 new gear
PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:44 pm 
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I got the experience 68 mw this year and love it. I hope they make a mw split, I'd be interested

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 Post subject: Re: 2013-2014 new gear
PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 3:31 am 
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barrows wrote:
Victor (or anybody else) do you have specs for the Rossi XV splits? Anyone?


exactly, one size only 167cm, 25'5cm of waist width, so it's like a mid-wide. It will also feature Magnetraction as the experience and camber from the front foot to the back.

Talking with the guys at Rossignol they said they paid extra attention when building it for the touring mode aswell, so every single half of the board will be wrapped completely in fiberglass and quite stiff torsionally to improve touring.
The nose will be super stiff, becoming more mellow as long as we go towards the tail of the board.
Xavier De le Rue explained this shape because the old Experience was designed more for Jeremy's riding a bit on his back foot, and XV likes to ride in a more aggressive way, placing the weight in a the front leg, so he needs a super stiff nose in his board to ride the lines he rides this way.

The board looked really well finished, with many interesting details, but maybe they should have considered producing more than only one size.

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 Post subject: Re: 2013-2014 new gear
PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:11 am 
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I was able to open the catalog. Looks like the XV has an intersting design, and I suspect that Rossi will be able to sell a lot of these splits. Too bad it is a little to narrow for me to give it a try.
The design makes sense to me, with the softer tail allowing for a looser feel in tail of the board-this will provide lower speed manuverability by allowing pivots, and pushing the tail around easily, plus easier smears in tight spots. With a stiff mid section, the board should still have plenty of straight line stability, and the stiff zone under, and just in front of the front foot will allow for powerful riding, and will keep the nose from folding, or flopping around at speed. I presume the shape has little to no taper, so the softer tail also will compensate for this; these are two ways of making the tail more forgiving: softer flex, or taper (or more tail rocker has the same effect as well). Nice touch with the convex base in the nose as well.

I have to laugh about the magnetraction though... rossi basically admits that it is there to compensate for the limitations of a deep sidecut: they claim the magnetraction allows the central (between the feet) portion of the edge to better engage with the snow, of course, if the board did not have so deep a sidecut, the center edge would engage with the snow nicely without needing the bumps, hahahah-this is the same rationale Arbor uses for the bumps on the Abacus. I guess it is at least a step forward in that they are acknowledging the problems inherent with deep sidecuts and trying to rectify them-of course, I rather see a more obvious solution like a 12-14 meter radius (or more)....

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:51 pm 
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ive had a couple of the rossi xv splits in my possesion for a few weeks now. if anyone in the portland area wants to demo them swing by next adventure. i havent ridden the board yet, but it looks very sweet. it will ride entirely different than the experience though, which is a bummer, i like that board! the experience is a thing of the past now...

also i would like to give a shout out to rome splitboards. some of the lightest weight boards on the market at a great price!!!

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 3:19 pm 
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Hey Chris, any chance you could do a real world nose, waist, tail width measurement on the XV split? I also would be interested to know if the waist measurement is at the narrowest point: waist measurements can get a little tricky when a board has magnetraction…
I am interested in learning more about this board.

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 Post subject: Re: 2013-2014 new gear
PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:38 pm 
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barrows- tried to take pictures but theyre not turning out well

the nose width is 297mm wide

at the middle inserts on each foot the width is 260mm

the narrowest point is 246 mm wide, right back by where the heel risers sit about 690mm from the tail

with stance angles of 20~ degrees you could fit 305mm's of boot sole length without hanging over at all.

tail width is 287mm

i wasnt able to weigh the board but in comparison to others id say its in the 8 pound range

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 Post subject: Re: 2013-2014 new gear
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Thanks Christoph, that is very good info. Too narrow for me, I'll have to wait 'til they decide to make one of the mid wide versions a split...

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 Post subject: Re: 2013-2014 new gear
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We just wanted to inform you about our first impression of the Burton Landlord. Regarding the Rossi unfortunately we do not have any comments yet. http://www.splitboarding.eu/en/splitboa ... split-2014


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 Post subject: Re: 2013-2014 new gear
PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 7:32 am 
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probably a little late but saw the spark magneto binders at silverton splitfest a month or so ago and WOW. they are sick! I have karakorams and I really was impressed with the new sparks, now no pin to play with and the heel risers are the shit. on the fly with your pole- no bending over. they look real NICE.

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 Post subject: Re: 2013-2014 new gear
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I had a day with the Afterburners, and they are pretty slick. I like the interface and the ease of it for the day, but I have to say, I don't think it offer's massive amount of improvement, other then a few seconds on transition times. The pin with LT system feels pretty much the same when you are touring. My biggest concern was if something breaks, what to do then? There is more moving parts now. At least a pin can be carried in your pack if you break or lose one, with this new system, you are banking that you don't break something because repair is pretty difficult with it being more complex.

I did like the new heal risers much more. They are wider, and more stable when up then the Voiles was my impression. They were pretty easy to use when you got the hang of it. Although I could never get both down with my basket, I needed to use my handle. I feel like they could do the same system on the regular bindings, and I'm not sure if they are planning to or not. But I think ideally regular Burner with the new heal riser would be the way to go for me.

And I have the blaze, and riding the burner highback was way better for me. So much more responsive. I ended up getting burner highback replacements after to change from my blaze highback.

And I must say, I was pretty upset having to give back my Odin / Afterburner combo at the end of the weekend at splitfest. It was a rowdy setup, and I have an urge for the Odin next year for the big days on certain lines. And the Chimera Unicorn Chaser for pow. Oh, that would be a quiver for sure... :drool:


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 Post subject: Re: 2013-2014 new gear
PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 7:09 am 
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HAHA board quivers... :scratch: I wish I was so lucky.

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