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- January 21, 2014 at 3:45 pm #579553
Just wanted to hear the stoke on the new rossignol 167 XV split board…..
I have about 15 days so far and I must say WOW! board is super SUPER fast, floats like crazy, plains the shovel nose out no matter what the speed and the shape is awesome. Turns on a dime or smears, whatever you like. My problem is I’m 159 pounds and that board does not flex under my lite weight, if it where a 162 I would love it so much more!!!!
my main complaint- Rossignol needs to work on the top sheet material because just like my solid Rossignol topsheets these won’t last more than 50-60 days before starting to pick and crack..
If you are around 185 pounds I HIGHLY recommend this board!!!!!
Rossignol if your listening–please show Jones what is up and make your onemag tek into a split board and slay the Jones mountain twin forever. kill em by PRICE POINT.
159 and 163 length please!!!! :drool: :drool: for us light weight riders dressed with shred gear and tools UNDER 200#January 21, 2014 at 8:50 pm #674574firstlightParticipant
They make the solid in those sizes
I have seen somewhere from memory that they will be making the split 159 – 170 as well?
Someone on here should cough up the info
www.alpinefirstaid.com.auJanuary 23, 2014 at 5:57 pm #674575
There is another post on here about various sizes for next season. that would be cooler than having to split one my self, granted that would make it softer….. :scratch: lightbulb!
…The source I have from Rossignol said no new lengths besides the 167. From my understanding he is pretty much the top of the food chain in Rossignol snowboarding. The problem is with that price point Rossignol will crush the market! Im surprised nobody is riding this board, IT IS SICK! albeit a little to big for me…
COME ON ROSSIGNOL- step up- onemagtek split! :rock: 159-163- softer, more playful split, not everyone BOMBS 3K vert of steeps….January 23, 2014 at 9:35 pm #674576firstlightParticipant
The core is the issue with these boards if you want to split.
Its called THC CBF2 ?
I’ve split these and its like Honeycomb or Divinycell HCP.
You will need to remove some core on the cut and lay a decent side wall, prob better to get someone like Prowder or Custom Splitboards to do it.
I made myself a 168MW experience and put new inner sidewalls and edges in and the board is good, the core is swollen around the factory inserts now 🙁
Warranty return wasn’t an option as I’ve cut it in half!
www.alpinefirstaid.com.auJanuary 23, 2014 at 10:11 pm #674577BGnightParticipant
Stoked on the report! Russman has ridden it too and he says its super sick (and he rides nothing but Jones boards). I have yet to ride my 167xv (we have 0 snow in Tahoe). I’m only 142 lbs, but I don’t recall it having a ton of camber to worry about flexing so I’m not worried. I used to ride nothing but full cambered 166’s my whole life so I doubt it will be an issue (???) Besides, I carry a 20lb pack so that adds weight. Did you really have that much of a problem with the camber???January 24, 2014 at 9:46 am #674578
Rode mine all last season in NZ (2013) i rate it. I snapped mine but got it replaced so will ride it again this coming season. Slays in the pow and in the corn! for my size and weight its pretty perfect i just wish it was a little bit stronger hopefully this coming seasons model will fix that!January 24, 2014 at 10:55 pm #674579
BG- don’t get me wrong this board rips…. but FOR ME- for my style its still a little stiff. Now when Im donw in silverton or riding somewhere with TONS of vert this is the board, floats like a boat, turns like a racecar! I can ride it on anything. IT just at times feels pretty stiff and big for me, granted I can move it around pretty well I just think shorter and softer would be more fun for people who weight under 200# loaded, myself included. I did hear some breaking issues but have not seen them widespread.February 20, 2014 at 4:12 pm #674580seriouscatParticipant
For those you that have this year’s XV. How far is the center of the ride inserts to the straight edge on both sides. Both of mine seem to be 4.5cm. Mounting the Karakorams seem to be impossible at this point unless I get a new plate.
New sizes will be 159/163. Think I will downsize to 163 when it becomes available.February 25, 2014 at 7:02 pm #674581SteveinIDParticipant
Hi everyone! I also have a question about the Rossignols; are they any good for those of us with size 12+ feet? I’ve never been a fan of heel/toe drag…
Thanks!February 26, 2014 at 1:46 am #674582
I wear size 11 and toe drag hasn’t been an issue unless its been extremely isothermic.
I ride a +15 -10 stance and i dont have much issue.
However if you wait until next season they are releasing the XV split in a wide i think? or it might just be the solid..February 26, 2014 at 5:47 pm #674583SteveinIDParticipant
Thanks Draizuh! I actually ride a Rossignol Krypto and a Gnu Carbon Series when I’m at the resort. I was looking for something from one of those two manufacturers in splitboard so I wouldn’t have as much of an adjustment to make. Whichever way I went I was planning on going with Karakoram bindings, just because of everything I’ve read here. Last night I pulled the trigger. I found a Lib Tech T.Rice Split in 164.5 for $600 and free shipping, then ordered some white Karakoram Split30’s for $480. I’m hoping I did well…
Now that I’ve broken the bank, does anyone have a set of skins they’re willing to sell me for a really good price?February 27, 2014 at 5:32 am #674584barrowsParticipant
The XV is not wide enough for me, and I wear 10.5-11 boots… (28 Mondo)
They do make a wide in the solid, but no split as of yet…April 2, 2014 at 2:33 am #674585SolitudeParticipant
I’m riding the 167 XV right now, and I have a question does anyone elses feel grabby in this spring corn snow? I mean more so than usual? And Rossi is offering a 158, 162 and the 67 next year. http://issuu.com/zuzupopo/docs/rossignol_snowboards_1415_50e960aaeea8a6/5?e=1175889/6637598April 2, 2014 at 3:10 am #674586barrowsParticipant
I’m riding the 167 XV right now, and I have a question does anyone elses feel grabby in this spring corn snow? I mean more so than usual? And Rossi is offering a 158, 162 and the 67 next year. http://issuu.com/zuzupopo/docs/rossignol_snowboards_1415_50e960aaeea8a6/5?e=1175889/6637598
Have you done a good job detuning the tip and tail? Is the grabbiness at the tip and/or tail? I have also been experimenting a bit with exaggerated base edge beveling around the contact points to allow a board too more easily slide into and out of turns… It is worth a shot if you feel the tip and/or tail are acting a little more grabby than you prefer.April 2, 2014 at 5:43 am #674587rughtyParticipant
I did a diy early rise rocker which really helped relieve the catchy feeling or tracking as I call it, but the xv has rocker in the nose and tail :scratch: I have done the exaggerated detuning at the contact points where I ground a rounded 45° angle and that really didn’t help too much, but it was a full camber board?! I would detune anyways. The more the better I would think. The only other culprit would be the magnetraction. It took me a little time getting used to the magne, but well worth the extra grab for those really hard days.April 3, 2014 at 1:42 pm #674588SolitudeParticipant
Yes I detuned it further than I normally would have, and I’ve been on magnetraction boards for 7 or so seasons. I’m honestly thinking I want to base clean, remove all the factory wax and re wax then try again. It literally feels like my base is sandpaper and the only other thing I can attribute it to is maybe I have some skin residue on the base…?April 4, 2014 at 3:48 am #674589
Mine was terrible on the factory wax on warm snow but after i got a buddy to give it some lovin i didn’t have any issues with it. We didnt get a proper corn season this year it just went from winter pack to isothermic crap pretty quickly.May 20, 2015 at 1:48 pm #782155J.P.Participant
Warning for you going with 159 XV. They don’t fit well with the Spark bindings. Rossignol decided they would change the distance between toe and heel piece on their 159 to 7 inches instead of 7 3/8 inches so it doesn’t line up with the wire rest.May 20, 2015 at 7:13 pm #782156jimwParticipant
I just ran into the same issue! Ordered a 159 from mountaingear on insane closeout price, mounted up all the hardware and was like “wait a minute, something isn’t right here…” It would probably be OK with older bindings using the regular Voile climbing wires, but with the Tesla system bindings they require a precise position of the heel rest to match up with the climbing wires from the binding baseplate. Not sure about Karakorams. It’s only an issue with the 159’s. The folks at mountaingear were super helpful. They measure the other 159’s they had in stock and they were all the same. The 167 (and presumably 163) were OK. I ended up exchanging it for a 167.
Couple other observations:
– These boards are stiff as f*ck!! Easily the stiffest board I’ve had. Also, the split version is actually stiffer than the solid (I have a 163 solid from last year). It’s about the polar opposite of my main board, a Burton Spliff 148! 🙂
– The split versions appear to be narrower than the specs in all width dimensions by a couple mm. As if they took a solid, cut it in half, and the difference is due to the removed material from the cut. Again compared to my 163 solid. A bit worried about this for toe/heel drag, but the dimensions are pretty close to my old Jones 164 which I didn’t really have issues with.
– The nose/waist/tail widths appear to be exactly the same for all 3 lengths, which is a bit odd. I confirmed that those specs actually match between the 159 and 167 split. The 167 is just longer.May 21, 2015 at 1:17 pm #782165J.P.Participant
That funny man. You have been working with me JP at Mountaingear. We have been trying to return them to Rossignol for that reason, but they aren’t too keen on that. There are definitely no splitboarders who work at Rossignol US because they were very confused by the whole thing. They didn’t even have a clue about Spark R & D, and have been giving our returns department a really hard time about trying to return them. I talked to a guy, and he saw no concern with changing insert distance. I told him you guys are the only people in the industry who have decided to make this change. I also mention we have sold 300 Telsa bindings, and 3 of their 159s so if we would have known we would never have bought the board.
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