Rossignol Taipan Amptek Snowboard 2013

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Rossignol - Taipan Amptek Snowboard 2013
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Designed for every rider in mind, the Rossignol Taipan Amptek Snowboard is the perfect all-mountain ripper. A directional twin shape and the Directional All-Mountain flex profile give the Taipan Amptek the perfect shape and flex for either the park or the sidecountry. Whether you're an experienced rider or are just beginning, it won't matter once you step on, because this board's construction makes you feel like a pro. Progression comes so naturally, it'll be an after thought. Pick up the Rossignol Taipan Amptek!

Product Details

Rocker Type

AMPTEK All-MountainA 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-MountainDirectional 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

Sidecut

Directional Twin - A stiff tail for punch on kickers and solid landings with a softer waist and nose for smoothness

Core

Wood 6420 CoreA single type of wood, vertically laminated, gives you durability and comfort without breaking the bank.

Laminates

Glass FiberGlass 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 4400A high density stone finished sintered base: fast, durable and a lot easier to service than the 7500 base

Binding Compatibility

Rossignol Snowboards can accommodate both 2x4 and 4x4 insert patterns.

Specs

  • Terrain: Freestyle, All-Mountain More 
  • Ability Level: Intermediate-Advanced More 
  • Rocker Type: Rocker/Camber/Rocker More 
  • Flex Rating: Medium More 
  • Core/Laminates: Wood
  • Warranty: 1 Year More 
Size (cm) 153 156 158 160
Effective Edge (mm) 1090 1105 1120
Tip Width (mm) 290.3 291.8 292.3
Waist Width (mm) 247 249 250
Tail Width (mm) 290.2 291.8 292.3
Sidecut Radius (m) 7.4 7.7 8
Stance Setback (mm) 13 18 20
Stance Range (in) 19.9-24.6 20.1-24.8 20.3-25.0
Stance Range (mm) 505-625 510-630 515-635
Width Regular Regular Regular Regular

Other Notes

Rossignol products can only be shipped within the United States

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Rossignol Taipan Amptek Snowboard 2013
 
4.5

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (17)
  • Carving ability (16)
  • Good flexibility (15)
  • Well balanced (15)
  • Fast (12)

Cons

  • Dings easily (6)

Best Uses

  • All mountain (22)
  • Speed (7)
  • Freeriding (6)
  • Park (6)
  • Powder (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Intermediate (13), Advanced (7), Beginner (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (18), Yes (5)

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4.0

153cm

By 

from Denver co

About Me Intermediate

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Carving Ability
  • Lightweight
  • Well Balanced

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Mountain
    • Park
    • Tricks

    Comments about Rossignol Taipan Amptek Snowboard 2013:

    Holds a good edge, better flex than expected, not as stable at high speeds as iwould have liked(keep in mind I bought the 153cm) but it's still a solid ride forsure. Great board for the price.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good flexibility, ideal for begin/inter

    By 

    from hong kong

    About Me Intermediate

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Flexibility
    • Lightweight
    • Well Balanced

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Mountain
      • Park

      Comments about Rossignol Taipan Amptek Snowboard 2013:

      Good for park riding

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Very dependable and FAST

      By 

      from Minnesota

      About Me Advanced

      Pros

      • Carving Ability
      • Fast
      • Lightweight
      • Smooth Stability
      • Well Balanced

      Cons

      • Dings Easily

      Best Uses

      • All Mountain
      • Freeriding
      • Powder
      • Speed

      Comments about Rossignol Taipan Amptek Snowboard 2013:

      I started riding last year and bought this board shortly after few rentals. I bought it as it was advertised as multi-function board. I used it for couple of months as a beginner and then half of 2013/14 season now as intermediate to expert. Its mostly used in Minnesota's hard packed and sometime icy hills. The positive of such tricky terrain is that you get good at riding quickly.

      As a beginner, it was hard to handle since it is fast and doesn't have the ease of full rockers. The speed it generates also hard to deal with as a beginner.
      BUT...anyone who doesn't wanna start with the park and want to progress fast, will appreciate this board. It is easy to turn and has decent edge pressure. Once in speed, it does give good control and stability. The rocker under the feet gives that solid feeling on any type of terrain.
      I rode hard since last year. This board took me from greens to black diamonds within 1 season. I learned to carve on it. Not much of a park dude but I can finish black diamonds at full speed flat or staying on edge.
      I do have a few dings on it now. Its not super strong but gets the job done really well.
      It def is a great buy..esp with the lower price.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Evo has great service and they are very prompt

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Great for the price!

      By 

      from San Diego, CA

      About Me Beginner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Flexibility
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Mountain

        Comments about Rossignol Taipan Amptek Snowboard 2013:

        Nice Price.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Awesome board!

        By 

        from San Francisco, CA

        About Me Intermediate

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Carving Ability
        • Fast
        • Good Flexibility
        • Lightweight
        • Smooth Stability
        • Well Balanced

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Mountain
          • Park

          Comments about Rossignol Taipan Amptek Snowboard 2013:

          This board looks fantastic, and it's so much fun to ride! Matches well with my green bindings, as the board's sides are a green color. Rode well down the slopes and in the terrain park. I'm really happy with this board! Can't wait till the next time on the slopes to ride again!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Great Board

          By 

          from NYC

          About Me Beginner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Carving Ability
          • Fast

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Mountain

            Comments about Rossignol Taipan Amptek Snowboard 2013:

            I am a beginner and this board was a great purchase. Turn initiation is incredibly easy with this. Has decent stopping power for those icy East Coast Mtns. And looks really nice as well.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            great snowboard

            By 

            from NB

            About Me Intermediate

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Carving Ability
            • Fast
            • Good Flexibility
            • Lightweight
            • Lots Of Pop
            • Smooth Stability
            • Well Balanced

            Cons

            • Dings Easily

            Best Uses

            • All Mountain
            • Park
            • Powder
            • Speed
            • Tricks

            Comments about Rossignol Taipan Amptek Snowboard 2013:

            perfect board for park and powder all around good board

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            scott

            By 

            from Durango, CO

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Carving Ability
            • Fast
            • Good Flexibility
            • Good in powder
            • Lightweight
            • Smooth Stability
            • Tough
            • Well Balanced

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Mountain
              • Freeriding
              • Tricks

              Comments about Rossignol Taipan Amptek Snowboard 2013:

              Amazing board for the money.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Nice ride and good looking board.

              By 

              from Portland, Or

              About Me Intermediate

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Carving Ability
              • Good Flexibility
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Mountain

                Comments about Rossignol Taipan Amptek Snowboard 2013:

                I have only used it one time so far but I really liked riding it. It is much better than my last one and a great price.

                Service and delivery comments:

                Quick delivery!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Top Pick for All Mountain

                By 

                from Malibu, CA

                About Me Intermediate

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Carving Ability
                • Fast
                • Good Flexibility
                • Lightweight
                • Smooth Stability
                • Well Balanced

                Cons

                • Dings Easily

                Best Uses

                • All Mountain
                • Freeriding
                • Powder
                • Speed

                Comments about Rossignol Taipan Amptek Snowboard 2013:

                This is my third board. I am very happy with this board (Taipan 158). I'm 5'8" 160lbs. Turn initiation is easy but it is also great in powder. It also has a lot of pop and forgive my mistakes. It has interesting flex, all board is medium flex, but nose and tail are soft.Base scratches easier then on GNU or Lib tech, but still ok. It looks much better then on the picture. By all characteristics it is better the my previous camber board. Great all around board

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                Great All Mountain fun!

                By 

                from Telluride, CO

                About Me Advanced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Carving Ability
                • Good Flexibility
                • Lightweight
                • Smooth Stability
                • Well Balanced

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Mountain

                  Comments about Rossignol Taipan Amptek Snowboard 2013:

                  Awesome all mountain board. Feels good in the park and in the trees. In powder it does excellent. Very happy I go this board, great board for the price.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Great Board!

                  By 

                  from Texas

                  About Me Intermediate

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Carving Ability
                  • Good Flexibility
                  • Lightweight
                  • Lots Of Pop
                  • Smooth Stability
                  • Tough
                  • Well Balanced

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • All Mountain

                    Comments about Rossignol Taipan Amptek Snowboard 2013:

                    Solid board. Love it! It looks much better in person than in th epictures.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                     
                    5.0

                    Awesome Snowboards!

                    By 

                    from Long Beach

                    About Me Advanced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Flexibility
                    • Lightweight
                    • Snowboards
                    • Well Balanced

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Freeriding
                      • Speed
                      • Tricks

                      Comments about Rossignol Taipan Amptek Snowboard 2013:

                      Awesome snowboards. Great shaped and easy to ride.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                       
                      4.0

                      Great all purpose low cost board

                      By 

                      from Portland, Or

                      About Me Intermediate

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Carving Ability
                      • Good Edge On Ice
                      • Lightweight
                      • Smooth Stability

                      Cons

                      • Dings Easily

                      Best Uses

                      • All Mountain

                      Comments about Rossignol Taipan Amptek Snowboard 2013:

                      I bought this for my son and he's taken it up twice and loves it. One day was icy and the board was able to get a good edge.

                      My nephew has this board and recommended. Before buying it I did a lot of research and found it was an excellent intermediate board for a low price.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                       
                      4.0

                      great

                      By 

                      from watervliet, mi

                      About Me Intermediate

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Carving Ability
                      • Fast
                      • Good Flexibility
                      • Lightweight
                      • Lots Of Pop

                      Cons

                      • Dings Easily

                      Best Uses

                      • Freeriding
                      • Park
                      • Powder
                      • Speed
                      • Tricks

                      Comments about Rossignol Taipan Amptek Snowboard 2013:

                      i was very happy with this product, works great for everything i have used it for.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                       
                      5.0

                      Exceptional Board! Killer price!

                      By 

                      from Spokane, WA

                      About Me Beginner

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Carving Ability
                      • Fast
                      • Good Flexibility
                      • Lightweight
                      • Smooth Stability
                      • Tough
                      • Well Balanced

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • All Mountain
                        • Freeriding
                        • Park
                        • Powder
                        • Speed
                        • Tricks

                        Comments about Rossignol Taipan Amptek Snowboard 2013:

                        Absolutely Love it! Exceptional quality! Great for a beginner. My more experienced "pro" friends love it too!

                        Service and delivery comments:

                        Fast shipping! Product in great shape! Packaged well.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes
                         
                        4.0

                        solid board

                        By 

                        from juneau, ak

                        About Me Advanced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Carving Ability
                        • Well Balanced

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • All Mountain

                          Comments about Rossignol Taipan Amptek Snowboard 2013:

                          turns really well. barely have to put pressure to turn. floats well in the pow. solid board.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          5.0

                          Excellent Upgrade

                          By 

                          from Detroit, MI

                          About Me Intermediate

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Carving Ability
                          • Fast
                          • Lightweight
                          • Smooth Stability

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

                          • All Mountain
                          • Powder
                          • Speed

                          Comments about Rossignol Taipan Amptek Snowboard 2013:

                          I bought this board as my first upgrade from my original board that I got 5 years ago. I use Burton Custom bindings with it as well.

                          After taking it out for the first time, I couldn't believe how in-control I felt at all times and at all speeds. This board is super lightweight and makes you feel like you're literally floating on the snow...almost like surfing.

                          All-around great board that I would highly recommend to anybody not looking to spend a fortune but to still get every penny's worth on your purchase. Can't wait to take it out again!

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          4.0

                          It's good for the 1st time buyer

                          By 

                          from San Diego

                          About Me Beginner

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Fast
                          • Good Flexibility
                          • Smooth Stability

                          Cons

                          • Heavy

                          Best Uses

                          • All Mountain

                          Comments about Rossignol Taipan Amptek Snowboard 2013:

                          I like this board and it's good for the 1st time buyer and beginner.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          4.0

                          Good Looking Board, Super fun !!!

                          By 

                          from Bellevue, WA

                          About Me Intermediate

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Fast
                          • Smooth Stability
                          • Tough
                          • Well Balanced

                          Cons

                          • Too Stiff

                          Best Uses

                          • All Mountain

                          Comments about Rossignol Taipan Amptek Snowboard 2013:

                          I love the graphics of this board and it rides smooth as it looks.
                          Feels very stable on high speeds.
                          But one thing to keep in mind is, its flex rating is listed as a 5 and it is NOT!
                          This is a Rocker chamber rocker board so the edges of the board is a flex 5 but the middle of the board is a flex 7 so it is stiffer than what I wanted.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          4.0

                          Solid Board

                          By 

                          from Blue Mountain, PA

                          About Me Intermediate

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Carving Ability
                          • Fast
                          • Good Flexibility
                          • Lightweight
                          • Well Balanced

                          Cons

                          • Dings Easily

                          Best Uses

                          • All Mountain

                          Comments about Rossignol Taipan Amptek Snowboard 2013:

                          Im happy with this board for the price i got it for. I recommend this for intermediates. The board is well balanced and carves nice. The only problem is that it chips around the edges, (like most boards). I hit into somebody and it chipped the top layer a little but not that big of a deal.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          4.0

                          Fun times!

                          By 

                          from Eugene, or

                          About Me Advanced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Well Balanced

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • All Mountain

                            Comments about Rossignol Taipan Amptek Snowboard 2013:

                            decent all mountain board, looks great and feels great!

                             
                            4.0

                            best board on the market for the price!!

                            By 

                            from ohio

                            About Me Advanced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • All Mountain

                                Comments about Rossignol Taipan Amptek Snowboard 2013:

                                great board

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

                                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                Great cheap board

                                By 

                                from Lincoln, NE

                                About Me Intermediate

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Cost
                                • Good Flexibility
                                • Tough

                                Cons

                                • None That I Have Found

                                Best Uses

                                • All Mountain

                                Comments about Rossignol Taipan Amptek Snowboard 2013:

                                great board so far. I haven't ridden on it but from feeling it and trying it on it feels like a solid board with a long life ahead of it.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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