The fish trend continues undiminished in the 2017/18 season.
Rossignol XV Sushi Split
Splitboard Test Results
Unfortunately we were not able to test Rossignols new Sushi under optimal conditions, because this splitboard with it's fish shape and the extremly wide nose is made for deep snow and easy ascents. Nonetheless we can tell you, it's fun on piste and on side-hit country, too. The Sushi is super agile and you can use the slope boundaries as a "mini wave". Edge hold is suprisingly good. The quiver combination of XV Magtek Split and Sushi Split can be very interesting and would cover all possible conditions.
The fish trend continues undiminished in the 2017/18 season. After Jones (Storm Chaser), K2 (Split Bean), TahoeLab (Powfish), Amplid (Millisurf), Rossignol has started this season with a fish board. We ask ourselves how many days in one season you can ride these powder machines in our more or less snowless winters here in Europe. Lucky are those who have the next Japan trip ahead. Or those who can live or travel to locations where you can still find plenty of powder. We are grateful for every recommondation, anyone who has something to contribute to this topic, may write in our forum. So back to sushi...
Rossignol uses rubber strips of urethane (the same material that are used in making skateboard rolls) that runs close to the edge through the core of the board. This provides shock absorption along the edges, which means smaller bumps are easily absorbed and the edge hold is increased. Lots of taper provides tremendous float on deep days.
Custom skins are also available from Rossignol.
Rossignol Sushi Split Specs:
|Nose Length||40.1 cm|
|Nose Width||34.0 cm|
|Tail Width||28.2 cm|
|Sidecut Radius||8 .. 9.5 m|
Video Presentation from Xavier De La Rue:
- Shape: Directional Tapered
- Profile: Rocker-Camber-Rocker: 40% Rocker, 60% Camber
- Base: sintered 4400
- L.I.T.E Frame Technology - improves dampening on the edges