Hello and welcome to my Rossignol One Magtek review.
In this review, I will take a look at the One Magtek as an all-mountain snowboard.
As per tradition here at SnowboardingProfiles.com I will give the One Mag a score out of 100 (based on several factors) and see how it compares with other all-mountain snowboards.
Board: Rossignol One Magtek 2018
Price: $499 (USD recommended retail)
Flex Rating: Medium-Stiff (7/10) – according to Rossignol
Flex Feel on Snow: Medium (6/10)
Rating Score: 88.4/100
Compared to other Men’s All-Mountain Boards
Out of the 27 men’s all-mountain snowboards that I rated:
- The average score was 80.9/100
- The highest score was 92.1/100
- The lowest score was 63.4/100
- The average price was $490
- The One Mag ranked 6th out of 27
Overview of the One Mag’s Specs
Check out the tables for the One Mag’s specs and available sizes.
|Style||All-Mountain||Flex||Medium (6 out of 10)|
|Ability Level||Intermediate to Expert||Feel||Stable|
|Weight||Normal bordering on heavy||Turn Initiation||Medium-Fast|
|Camber Profile||Hybrid Camber||Shape||Directional Twin|
|Stance Setback||12.5mm (0.5")||Edge-hold||Icy snow|
|Price||$499 (USD)||Base||Sintered (4400)|
|Waist Width (mm)||250||252||264||254||266||268|
|Weight Range (lbs)||120-165||130-175||130-180||140-200||150-210||175+|
|Weight Range (kgs)||55-75||60-80||60-82||65-90||70-95||80+|
Who is the One Mag Most Suited to?
The One Magtek is best suited to anyone looking for a one-quiver board. It can ride the park, the backcountry and the groomers and you can ride how you want to wherever it is you’re riding.
I would say it’s leaning more towards the freeride side of things than freestyle but you can definitely still take it in the park (better for jump line that jib line).
If you ride in hard and icy conditions, this board will be your hero!
Not a beginner board but definitely fine for an intermediate rider that has their basic turns mastered. A great board to get after you’re past the beginner stage and want a board that will stay with for as long as you want it.
Ideal Rider: Someone who rides in hard/icy conditions a lot, wants one board to do everything and is intermediate or up.
The One Mag in More Detail
O.k. let’s take a more detailed look at what the One Magtek is capable of.
Board: Rossignol One Magtek 2018, 159cm (254mm waist width)
Date: April 9, 2017
Conditions: Mix of sun and cloud. 100% visibility all day. Snow was perfect for demoing – soft packed most places some powder to be found and some harder spots too. Not slushy which is rare this time of year. Quite cold too, especially first thing in the morning.
Bindings: Flux DS 2016
Bindings angles: +15/-15
Rossignol rate this as a 7/10 but they tend to rate stiffer than what their boards are in reality (in my opinion).
The One Magtek felt more like a 6 at most – maybe more like 5.5/10. It’s softer on the tip and tail, so buttering is easy but stiffer between the feet.
The float in powder was awesome – when it came to powder this board almost feels like a freeride board – all be it a bit softer flexing/more forgiving.
It’s got rocker tip and tail and a bit of setback (12.5mm) so those things certainly help with that float, but it just felt even better than those stats would suggest.
Carving & Turning
This board was like the perfect mix of being able to lay into a carve but also be forgiving enough that you can still skid turns when you need to, when you’re getting lazy or if that’s the level you’re at.
Definitely the right mix for an all mountain board – it’s forgiving and easy enough to ride but you can also get a good carve going.
This board is pretty fast and feels really damp. Very little chatter at speed and feels very stable. A very smooth ride.
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Feels really damp going through chunder and generally handles bumpy and uneven terrain really well.
This board was fun to jump on. Perhaps not the poppiest board that I’ve ridden but still ok pop – but it was great for landings, including landing switch and was great for the approach – whether for jumps in the park or natural hits on the rest of the mountain.
With a 12.5mm setback and a not true-twin shape, it’s never going to be ideal riding switch, but it’s definitely something you ride switch and land switch on and once you get used to it you should be able to do it almost as well as you can on a centered true twin.
It doesn’t make the jib-line a no-go zone. I felt comfortable enough hitting jibs on it, but I didn’t feel like that’s what I was having fun most with this board. It’s certainly not terrifying approaching jibs on it – but this is probably the weakest point of this board.
It’s great in hard/icy conditions, it’s fast and it’s going to be a pretty fun board in the pipe for those that ride the pipe.
Changes from the 2017 Model
This is the same board, essentially as the 2017 model. Only the graphic has changed. I think it’s still the same since the 2016 model even (they made a few upgrades between the 2015 and 2016 models). When you’ve got a winning formula, stick with it until you can find a way to improve it.
Score Breakdown and Final Verdict
Check out the breakdown of the score in the table below.
|FACTOR||RATING (OUT OF 5)||CONTRIBUTION TO FINAL SCORE|
|TOTAL after normalizing||88.4/100|
This is one smooth ride – feels very smooth and very damp. But it’s still pretty fast edge to edge. It may not be as lively/poppy as some others but it’s just so nice and smooth to ride. Just felt effortless and very little chatter, even when really getting it up to speed or in chunder.
And you can definitely still take it through the park. It can definitely be used for that – more jump line than jib line, like most all mountain boards.
The float in powder was awesome and man, how it rides in hard conditions! I didn’t have any really icy spots when I rode it but I did encounter some quite hard areas and it just gave me so much confidence to just ride like I would in nice soft conditions. It just gripped so well and felt so right on hard snow.
More Info, Current Prices and Where to Buy Online
If you want to learn more about the One Magtek, are ready to buy or want to research current prices and size availability, check out the links below.
If you want to check out other all-mountain options or want to compare the One Mag to other all-mountain boards, check out the next link.