Review: Rossignol Justice 2016
This is our first time reviewing Rossignol boards, and we were thrilled that they loaned us 4 boards from their 2015/2016 women’s line to test. The Justice was my favorite. Billed as an all-mountain freestyle board, this board best suited my riding style and the terrain I typically ride, with a good balance of stability and flex that allowed it to tackle steeps with ease, but still have some play around the park and Mt. Bachelor’s natural freestyle terrain.
Reviewer Size: 5’-7” 175 pounds
Board size: 153
Conditions: spring conditions - icy turning to slush
A little about the reviewer:
I’m a big mountain focused rider, and tend to enjoy steeps, trees, and natural freestyle elements. I prefer a medium-stiff board
The JUSTICE MAGTEK is the new authority for women’s snowboard innovation. This twin, all-mountain freestyle board blends MagTek, BC Roller, and RadCut tech, delivering the big-mountain power and playful, surfy-smooth float for next-gen freeride performance that does ripping ladies justice.
This was my first time testing Rossi, so I wasn’t sure what to expect, but really enjoyed most of their boards. This one was quite fun on most of the mountain, and I would recommend it for hard-charging freeride focused ladies. Though it was certainly possible to use it for buttering and jibs, it wouldn’t be my pick if that’s what you plan to do all day.
This board has camber between the feet and rocker at the tip and tail, and a medium-stiff flex, which makes it stable and poppy, with a little more play in tip and tail. It’s easy to ollie, and fun and poppy on jumps.
It also features Rossignol’s version of a 3D base, called Roller BC. A milled core along the edges raises the edges 1mm off the snow for the entire length of the board. This didn’t feel as noticeable as the 3BT on my Bataleon, but was still an asset in the slush and chunder, and gave the board a more surfy feel than the others that I tested. I also felt like it helped mitigate the
All-in all, a solid pick for an aggressive rider who likes boards that are stiffer and poppy.
RATING BY RIDING STYLE
Park - Jibs - 5
Park - Jumps - 9
Steeps/Freeride Terrain - 10
Ice - 8
Slush/Spring Conditions - 9
Groomers and Carving - 8
Beginner Progression - 4
Intermediate Progression - 7
*scale from 1-10, 10 is best
Posted by Kelly Vance on 11/09/15