Rossignol Angus - 2010


Rossignol wanted to build a rocker that had all the pop, smooth landings, catch free cruising and float of a rocker with the control, edge hold and response of a camber. The Amptek is the fruit of their labours, the only mens freestyle board in the Rossi range to feature Amptek technology this season is the Angus. A firm flex and some of the coolest graphics of the 09/10 season finish off a board that should make it to every serious all-mountain freestylers wish list.

Manufacturer's Description:

The Angus really lives up to it’s name with its wild cambered twin rocker Amptek shape, plus an array of tech features that make it a top-notch board. Carbon fibres for explosive pop, Kevlar for the hard landings, a stone ground base for durability and speed, a 100% tip-to-tail wood core for balance and control.

Recommended for park riding. Recommended for halfpipe riding Recommended for rail riding Recommended for freeride riding High cost snowboard Available in MidWide Rocker construction Directional twin shape

Year: 2010

Available Lengths (cm):
153, 157, 161, 156mW, 162mW

Riding Style: Freestyle/Park


Directional Twin shape with Twin Amptek rocker profile
Poplar wood core
Carbon and Kevlar reinforcement
Sintered 4400 base
Sublimated base graphics
Stone Ground base finish

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Snowboard Review:

The Angus is currently Rossignol’s only freestyle specific board with an Amptek (rocker/camber) profile. Before taking the Angus out for a spin I’d heard a lot of positive things about it, including being recognised at the 2009 Transworld Goodwood awards as the best deck for under $400. So, what were my first impressions of this highly commended shred stick? Well, I’m not going to mince my words because if the truth be told ‘I absolutely loved it’.

This is a board of impossible contradictions, it shouldn’t make sense but it does; it’s playful and flexible yet poppy and powerful; it’ll press and bend like a jib specific board but carve and hold an edge like an all-mountain board. Torsionally and longitudinally it’s pretty stiff and powerful thanks to carbon/kevlar reinforcements and camber between the bindings, but because of a slightly softer nose and rockered ends this board is fun to jib.

One of the things that I loved most about this board was the ridiculous amount of pop when riding kickers, I’m sure this is thanks to the Amptek profile. The pop wasn’t particularly noticeable at low speeds but when I cranked-up the pace and started spinning off the bigger kickers in the park it seemed to send me a lot higher than I was used to.

If there is anything that this board slightly falters on its rails. Having ridden a zero camber board for the past season it seemed like the Angus didn’t lock on to rails quite as well when in a boardslide. In fairness it performed similarly on rails to any cambered board I’ve ridden but had the added bonus of allowing me to press very easily. Despite this small criticism the Angus is a great board that performs exceptionally well all over the mountain; it carves surprisingly well and is probably the best performing board I’ve ridden over red and black kickers. So, if you’re looking for a board to hit big jumps at mach 10 on this board is definitely worth a look…….I want one!

Posted by Tom Ewbank in • Rossignol

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GregRider on September 03, 2009 at 08:58 PM

Rode the Rossi Angus on camp, was soo easy and has great pop off kickers. Snowboarder mag said its one of the best on the test… its definitely one of the best snowboards this coming season.

CJ on December 17, 2009 at 05:15 PM

bought this on a whim after learning about Amptek and new trends in rocker design.  Turns on a dime and feels very loose compared to traditional camber designs.  Nearly impossible to catch an edge.  However, edge hold is compromised.  Intiating hard turns takes practice.  Buttery smooth over bumps and comfortable for cruising.

JC on January 07, 2010 at 03:04 AM

Question..I have the the 153 and 157 angus have not decided with size to keep. I weight 150 and am 5’11 average rider…what do you reccomend?

Rich Ewbank on January 07, 2010 at 11:42 AM

I’d stick with the 157 if you intend on riding anything other than jibs and rails, in which case I’d turn both in and get a more rail orientated deck. Go with the 157 it’s a good all mountain size.

Patrick Gullickson on February 24, 2010 at 08:13 PM

I got this board at a close out sale and combined it with white Ride boots and some acid green burton custom bindings. This is one of the best decks i have ever taken out and i was very pleased with my buy. The new tech takes a little getting used to but after about a week of tweeking everything from wax to the bindings i finally found the perfect combo. The base on this board is pretty sensative so make sure to keep it nicly waxed and i found the swix hydrocarbon -25F to 14F wax mixed with a top coat of NotWax, a 100% liquid teflon substance, gives you the best possible speed in all conditions.

p.s. if it is under 10F dont put the top layer of NotWax on it becomes a little bit sticky.

Dylan on August 08, 2010 at 04:26 AM

What are the best bindings for spinning on a board like this?

The Real Tom Ewbank on August 08, 2010 at 05:00 AM

Bindings are a matter of personal taste; personally I prefer standard strap bindings with a fairly stiff highback and baseplate for added response. If you’re hitting rails a lot then you may want a binding that allows a little more movement, a softer binding. Well-renowned binding manufacturers that you’ll be able to get spare parts for in most stores or resorts are:

Burton Drake Flux Forum K2 Salomon Rome Ride Union

I’ve been riding Salomon bindings for the past five years as they’re really comfortable, responsive, well-made, durable and most importantly I know when I strap my board on my set-up will feel pretty similar to how it felt with the last pair of bindings. Also, if something breaks then I can normally replace it with something I’ve pillaged from an old pair. The most important thing to do is make sure that the binding fits your boot; the boot should be nice and snug against the heel cup and the width of the foot should fit nicely within the parameters of the baseplate. Also, make sure that your toes don’t overhang too much over the gas pedal (padding at the toe area of the binding that is usually adjustable)an inch is about the maximum you should really allow, if your feet are a size 13 then you may have to allow a little more overhang. Finally, ensure that straps are long enough to fit comfortably around the boot and that toe-straps specifically can fit around the very front of the boot.

Hope this helps,


CJ on August 23, 2010 at 05:16 PM

I use K2 Auto Uprise bindings with this board.  They are reasonably stiff and transmit a good rail to rail response, but they are very comfortable.  The best part is being able to close one ratchet and being done.  If you really want a buttery smooth ride, try Burton Cartels.

Danesz on January 31, 2013 at 10:52 AM

I bought this board in this year, and tried in park only. I think it’s very easy to use in park. Not the best for park. But you can play with it. For big jumps it’s perfect, I’m really enjoyed it. I’m use with Burton Mission 09 bindings. I’m felt very comfortable but stable. I’m an advanced rider, and I don’t have too much experencie with this board, specially in mountain. But I’m recommend it.