This post is going to be a brief overview of all the 2020 Rossignol snowboards.
To start with I will take a look at any new boards for the 2019-20 season, and any old 2018-19 boards that aren't returning with a 2020 model.
Then I'll look at each board and put them into the categories where I see them best fitting.
New 2020 Rossignol Snowboards
The new boards for 2019-20 are:
Exiting 2019 Rossignol Snowboards
The 2019 boards that aren't returning with a 2020 model:
All 2020 Rossignol Snowboards by Category
I have categorized Rossignol's 2019-20 snowboards below. This is according to the categories here at SnowboardingProfiles.com and not necessarily the same as how Rossignol categorizes them.
Of course these are only broad categories as every board is different, but this is a rough guide.
ROSSIGNOL BEGINNER SNOWBOARDS
ROSSIGNOL PARK/FREESTYLE SNOWBOARDS
ROSSIGNOL ALL-MOUNTAIN-FREESTYLE SNOWBOARDS
ROSSIGNOL AGGRESSIVE ALL-MTN-FREESTYLE SNOWBOARDS
ROSSIGNOL ALL-MOUNTAIN SNOWBOARDS
ROSSIGNOL AGGRESSIVE ALL-MOUNTAIN SNOWBOARDS
No Rossignol boards fit this description exactly though you could use the Rossignol Angus (men's) and Rossignol Justice (women's) for this
ROSSIGNOL FREERIDE SNOWBOARDS
ROSSIGNOL POWDER & SHORT/WIDE SNOWBOARDS
ROSSIGNOL SPLIT BOARDS
ROSSIGNOL YOUTH SNOWBOARDS
So there you have the 2020 Rossignol snowboards.
Not a lot has changed - similar to the past few years for Rossi. The new Sashimi comes in, in place of the outgoing Krypto. Certainly not a straight swap by any means but the Sashimi plays that role of the easier going XV, which the Krypto also did - but the Sashimi is more different than the Krypto was - with a more Sushi-esque design - between the XV and Sushi.
That plus the addition of slightly lighter, softer and narrower versions of the Sushi LF and the new Sashimi LG, to suit lighter riders.
thanks for your helpfull reviews. I am looking for a second board in addition to my Rossi One LF, which I really like for a day with the kids on the hill. However, sometimes I am lucky and the kid s are not around and I’m free to go a little more off the piste and bomb and carve some steep and icy groomers and there I wish the One LF would be a little more aggressive with a 0harder flex and more responsivness. So I’m now looking for a more freeride-aggressive-all-mountain board with a focus on carving, fast edgde to edge and which is highly reliable in steep hard icy conditions. I thought the XV might be a good idea but after reading your YES PYL review I am not sure which suits better as a harder, faster ONE-LF upgrade (or even another board?). (25 years experience, not an Xavier’s riding level but enough to bomb icy steeps).
Thanks for your message.
Both the XV and PYL would certainly do the job for what you’re describing, and give you that extra performance over the One LF.
I would say the XV is a little better in powder and if I had to choose I would say just that little better at speed, though very close. Both good in hard/icy conditions. The XV a little stiffer (8/10 flex versus 7.5 or possible more like 7/10 on the PYL – these are by my feel – for reference I consider the One LF a 6/10 flex).
I would say that the PYL is a little easier to maneuver at slower speeds, but when getting up to faster speeds both are quick edge to edge.
The XV is probably a little bit “more board” versus the PYL, and overall probably offers a slightly bigger difference to the One LF, though in saying that both boards are quite different – and the PYL would be closer in terms of aggressiveness to the XV than it is to the One LF, if that makes sense.
Hope this helps with your decision