If you strip the usual high standard Rossignol build quality and the familiar graphics, you’ll find very little in the 2011 Rossignol One MagTek that resembles 2010’s version. Sure the One still uses the same materials and Magnetraction edges, but the introduction of the Rossi’s AmpTek profile has completely changed the One’s ride characteristics. Where as last year the One was a stiff charger made for riding hard and fast, this year’s One still possesses those qualities but is manageable and playful at slower speeds and isn’t restricted to advanced and experienced snowboarders. If we’re honest, the One now rides like the Angus with Magnetraction.
One-upped for the third year in a row.
A fan favorite of the former Future Snowboard magazine, the One MagTek enhances its award winning pedigree with the addition of AmpTek All Mountain camber. This exclusive combination is Rossignol’s latest board tech innovation and makes this directional twin board equally suited for slaying anything from pipe to pow and all conditions in between.
Available Lengths (cm):
153, 156, 159, 163, 157mW, 161mW
All Mountain FS
Directional Twin with All Mountain AmpTek
7.5 to 8.5m Magne-Traction sidecut
Wood C/K core (carbon and Kevlar reinforcement)
Sintered 4400 base
Designed for Intermediate to Expert snowboarders
Last years One Mag was a great board but in my eyes was a bit of a stiff and untameable beast. This years One Mag is a very different board; not in the fact that it can’t do what the old One Mag did, because it does, but in the fact that it’s been massively improved.
To begin with the graphics have been refined, the gold base is a real eye-catcher and the topsheet really gives you the impression you’re cruising on a classy ride. Secondly, and perhaps more importantly, Rossignol have given the One Mag their brilliant Amptek rocker/camber profile which I genuinely believe is one of the best board profiles on the market. A lot of comparisons have been drawn between the Nidecker/Yes Camrock profile but I genuinely believe that Amptek is a much more stable and poppy profile. You only have to look at the rave reviews that the Angus has received since its introduction into the market last season.
Anyway, the addition of Amptek to the One Mag has made it a very different board; the One Mag is now a far more versatile and lively board which feels poppy and lively even at low speeds…..characteristics that last seasons One Mag didn’t have. Nevertheless the grip and stability of the One Mag has not been compromised and where as with last years board I just wanted to race down the mountain this years version is much more playful and isn’t shy of a lap through the park. Finally, this season One Mag is much lighter than last seasons which adds to the playfulness and means that spins and flips are far easier.
If you’re a strong intermediate to advanced rider and you’re looking for a fast and stable board that has lots of energy when carving and can still hit jumps on the side of the piste then the One Mag could be right up your street.
Posted by Tom Ewbank in • Rossignol
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on August 01, 2010 at 08:41 AM
I want to get out on this board badly this upcoming season… by far the deck I would buy if I had the cash, hands down.
on August 01, 2010 at 12:38 PM
They’ve got a flip-flop base on pretty mauch all of the Rossi boards this season, which means they use the ptex they punched the letters out of to make 50% of the boards bases. That means half the boards have a gold base with black text… those boards look amazing! Uber bling! I’m gutted I didn’t get to try it.
on September 19, 2010 at 12:45 PM
Sounds like this is a great board. I’ve always riden Salomon boards really so not too sure about the Rossi range, where would this fit in with the Salomons? I mean is it sort of the equivalent of the Special II or the Answer? Seems like rossi are making some great design and quality boards now.
Cheers, really helpful site.
on September 19, 2010 at 02:18 PM
Yeah probably closest to the Answer spec and stiffness wise, although the degree of reverse camber is quite a bit more on the One Magtek. The Answer uses a camber with pressure loaded early rise tips like Pop Rocker on the Atomic Alibi. The One has rockered tips that start from the bindings. The JDub and Decoy have Freestyle Amptek which is more like the Special’s Wingtips.
on November 30, 2010 at 10:25 AM
Hello! I am about to buy a new board. For pure parkriding I have a K2 Dark Star 08/09. 155 cm. I am 178. 80 kg. For pow and piste I have a K2 Eldorado 159 05/06. Now that board has to go. I ride Burton Ion boots and Drake Czaar bindings.
Soo I wonder about this board. Is it like a tuned down version of the experience? I would like a board that rides big mountain well but also is fun in tree riding, easy to handle in thight lines. And rides well on piste and border X-track….. Not asking for to much, am I?
Could this be the one? How would this board ride compared to Jones Flagship? I also think about Nitro Team or Team Gullwing.
I ride about 40-50 days a year for som years now. This year there will be a focus on park, and some big mountain competitons at the end off seasson. Maybe one border X comp to.
Thank´s - great site you guys have!
on December 17, 2010 at 11:57 PM
Soo after having a bit of a puzzle I took my hard earned cash and bought a Rossignol One.
After my first day of riding I can only say that I am impressed. The scene for my first ride on the Rossi One was this seasons first snowstorm. So I had a lot of different conditions.
1. On the closed red and black pistes there was pow, lips of windpacked breakable crust and spaces of windblown ice. The magnetracktion handled the ice well. And the nose is stiff and can hit pillows of hard snow att speed.
2. In the forest there were deep soft snow. Nice small pillows. Fast and stable board. Good float. Of course the Experience would ride better in pure pow due to its shallow tail. But the One did the jobb more than well.
3. On the pistes: again. Superfast. Superstable. Noo speed seems to be to high. But - here it comes. The board is indeed fun and playable too. Big Ollies. Smooth butter 180´s. I don´t think I have made any bigger Ollies than I did on the One. I had the chance to test ride the Capita Indoor Survival for two runs. Well. Of course. That is a diffrent board. But my point is this: my Ollies were higher whit the One than whit the Capita. Mostly due too the Rossi One´s better handling of speed. I would not say that it differs much in flat tricks either. Of course: a 155 rocker park board is softer than a 163 all mountain board. But at the end of the day: the Rossignol One did better even on the park boards own backyard. Mostly due to its higher speed that gave more airtime to turn around and grab upon.
Soo this was a freeride day. The board did it really well. I will comeback whit a full review after some more days of riding. I think this board will let me progress in pipe and jump due to it´s stability. Strong landings and safte run upps is nice for those about to start a bit of bigger jumps.
on December 18, 2010 at 12:08 AM
Quality review MangePange! Sounds like the One is definitely delivery the goods!
Looking forward to the update when you’ve put a few more days in on the One.
on December 18, 2010 at 12:13 AM
Oh…..and yes, My board has the gold base =)
And the board looks superpimped whit brown / gold Drake Czaar bindings. Not understated. But not overstated either.
on December 22, 2010 at 06:39 AM
The ONE was my favorite board at a Demo day I did at Bear Mountain Big Bear, CA. Here are the Boards I rode which the ONE came out on top…
Lib Tech Attack Banana 3 runs. Lib Tech TRS 3 runs. Lib Tech Banana Magic 3 runs. Rossignol JDUB 2 runs. Rossignol ONE 5 runs!
Of all these boards the ONE was my favorite and the JDUB was my least favorite. The ONE was so much fun. It had the playfulness of the Banana Magic which lacked pop off of kickers and the hard charging characteristics of the TRS. It popped decent off of kickers as well.
on December 23, 2010 at 01:18 PM
Well one thing fore sure: Rossi don´t mess around. This is a real board for real riders. First: if this board is for intermediate to expert riders one has to ask - on who´s definition?
I am an “expert++” rider according to UCPA ski / snowboarding schools. That´s for the spectrum of riders entering an class. The whole spectrum of riders, from beginner to pro is a lot different.In this spectra i am probably an intermediate my self. And I really think of that later spectrum when Rossi defines the One as a board for intermediates to expert riders. Soo from that point of view I really feel that this is a good board to progress upon and ride for many years.
My self is a 80 kg 178 cm 40 day (++) rider who has bought a 163 for speed, pow and boarder X. And for some park too. My park ambitions are limited to taking the park tricks in to cliffs, windlips etc. I hike a lot. If I can pick either park or pow I take pow ten times out of ten. I have ridden snowboard for 4 years.
Well - let´s go to the board it self:
Rossi One is a directional twin (2,95 cm setback on 163) that has full wood core and carbon / kevlar reinforcements. The flex pattern is 8 in the middle and softer (7) in the nose and tail. So for stiffness it rides well at speed. It is good on bigger landings. And higher speed run ups. I have tried some drops and some jumping in the over snowed park. The tail is stiff enough to give you a good boost in your jump. Even at lover speeds. But speed is definitely a thing you can´t get enough on this ONE…. And yhea: let´s go for bigger stuff. This board has what I need to progress. Fore sure.
In pow the board floats well. It´s easy to handle and suffle around in soft snow because the flex pattern allows for a good rise in the front. And of course the directional shape helps. Maybe a even stiffer tail would have suitet my pow riding better. But then again. I want more out of my riding than just making turns. And there the twin shape comes in. No sacrifice. No victory. I would say that I have ridden the One in different pow. When I think of a stiffer tail I maybe think of a bigger board to. The One had a little trouble taking on a 75 cm -20 Celsius snowfall. I.e the driest and most puffy snow you can find. Mabe a 164 Jones or a 163 experience would behave the same way. Volume. Speed. And the steepness of the run probably has a bigger impact in those conditions than the board it self. In more normal temperature snow the One has no problems at al regarding to flotation. In fact: one of my fastest pow runs ever was on this board.
The One also has Magnetraction: I have mostly ride this board in pow. ( 5 days of testing) But some hard piste to. And magnetraction really works. Where my K2 slips out the One stays planted.
The amptek al mountain profile means 1,5 mm camber between the bindings and early rise tip (7 mm rocker). The profile probably aids in the impressions above. The board is easy to shuffle around and due to the Ones middle stiffness the response is really good when turning in pow and on hardpack.
The base is 4400 sintered. This is the only bad part about this board. I think that a hard charger like Rossi the One should have had faster base.
So: what about my impressions?
Hey ho lets go. Fore sure. This is a heavy metal board. I will just tune in Hammerfall in my Ipod and bring the hammer down on everything that comes in my way this season. Cliffs. Windlips. Pow. Trees. Ice. Heli rides. I will slay you all.. And the park. Oh yeah big air. Here I come and I am coming fast and hard =)
If you are more into park I would recommend a 159 or 156. Since Rossi has a strong background in terms of pro riders I really feel that some of the best riders in the world has had an impact on my ride to day. Rossi is a pure mountain company. No bullshit. So if you are “confirme” at UCPA. You will probably think of a softer board in the Rossi line. Profile PM Edit Delete QuotePage 1 of 2. 1 2 >
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