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Rossignol Taipan Amptek Mid Wide Snowboard 2013

The Rossignol Taipan Amptek Mid Wide Snowboard takes all-terrain freestyle to the unkempt masses. That is to say, Joel, who has been crashing on my couch for a month without paying rent or utilities but still has gas money to get to Crystal Mountain everyday. Joel, if you read this: Watch your back. AmpTek All-Mountain combines traditional camber between the feet, with moderate rocker on the tip and tails. Overall the board has power, stability, edge grip and playful float. With directional flex and a full wood core, the Taipan is built for all the riders who live to, well, ride.
Rocker Type
AMPTEK All-Mountain - A combination of 60% Rocker and 40% Camber gives you more control, stability, edge pressure and smoother landings due to the rocker profile in the nose and tail and camber profile under the bindings.
Flex
Directional All-Mountain - Directional flex with a stiffer flex under the back foot provides added control and a stiff waist, allowing for more stability at high speeds. A softer flex under the front foot allows for easier turning.
Flex Rating: 5 (1 Soft - 10 Stiff) - Perfect for all mountain riding
Shape
Directional Twin - A stiff tail for punch on kickers and solid landings with a softer waist and nose for smoothnes
Sidecut
7.4 to 8.1 m Deep Progressive
Core
Wood 6420 Core - A single type of wood, vertically laminated, gives you durability and comfort without breaking the bank.
Laminates
Glass Fiber - Glass has greater elongation before break than carbon and comes in multiple weights and weavings, making it the #1 choice for customized flex and torsional resistance. Glass fiber also stabilizes the mechanical properties of the wood core over time.
Base
Sintered 4400 - A high density stone finished sintered base: fast, durable and a lot easier to service than the 7500 base

Specs

  • Terrain: Freeride, Freestyle
    Freeride
    Freeride snowboards are designed for the rider that spends most of the day off groomed runs and in backcountry terrain. They typically have a stiffer flex and are ridden in longer sizes than freestyle snowboards. Freeride snowboards often feature a directional shape that is designed to perform optimally in one direction.
    Freestyle
    Freestyle or park snowboards tend to be a bit shorter in length and love terrain parks, rails, jibs, trash cans, tree trunks, riding switch (non-dominant foot forward), wall rides and more. Freestyle boards often feature a true twin shape, and are typically selected by those looking to ride the terrain park. A more versatile variant of a freestyle board is the all-mountain freestyle, which combines the versatility of an all mountain snowboard with the playfulness of a freestyle snowboard.
  • Ability Level: Intermediate-Advanced
    Intermediate-Advanced
    The majority of skiers/snowboarders fall into this level, whether you like to carve on groomers or venture into the powder. These skis/snowboards may be somewhat wider than beginner-intermediate skis, usually with a stronger wood core and sandwich sidewall construction. Depending on the type of ski, intermediate-advanced level skis may have full camber, rocker, or some combination of the two.
  • Rocker Type: Rocker/Camber/Rocker
    Rocker/Camber/Rocker
    Rocker/Camber/Rocker shapes seek to give you both hard-carving edgehold on firm snow from camber underfoot with enhanced turnability and float in powder from the rockered tip and tail. This profile is increasingly popular for freeride boards designed primarily for soft snow.
  • Flex Rating: Medium
    Medium
    The amount a snowboard flexes varies significantly between boards. Snowboard flex ratings are not necessarily standardized across manufacturers, so the flex may vary from brand to brand. Many manufacturers will give a number rating ranging from 1-10, 1 being softest and 10 being stiffest. Here at evo we have standardized the manufacturers' number ratings to a feel rating ranging from soft to very stiff. Generally you will find flex ratings of 1-2 as soft, 3-5 as medium, 6-8 as stiff, and 9-10 as very stiff. Flex ratings and feel may ultimately vary from snowboard to snowboard.
  • Core/Laminates: Wood
  • Warranty: 1 Year
Size (cm) 158
Effective Edge (mm) 1120
Tip Width (mm) 301.8
Waist Width (mm) 260
Tail Width (mm) 301.8
Sidecut Radius (m) 8.1
Stance Setback (mm) 20
Stance Range (in) 20.5-25.2
Stance Range (mm) 520-640
Width Mid-Wide
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