“Flat-to-rocker tech! It is slightly wider without sacrificing edge-to-edge time and carvability."
-Ryan, Berg's Snowboard Shop
Lengths: 153, 157, 161, 158MW, 162MW
Waist Widths: 249, 251, 253, 261, (mm)
Base Material: Sintered 4400 Stone Ground Base
Core: Wood Carbon/Kevlar Core
Shape: Directional Twin
Flex (from 1-10): 6
"It rips, and held an edge really well. With camber in the waist and reverse camber in the tip and tail, it's super-smooth in and out of turns. It just killed it!"
-Rob, Summit Sports
Mammoth Mountain, CA, Stratton, VT, Mission Ridge, WA, Boyne Mountain, MI, Snowbasin, UT, and Keystone, CO played host to our on-hill investigation as we queried more than a hundred riders to find their picks from literally thousands of demoed models, and when the final votes were in, we whittled it down to the top three men's and the number-one women's ride. This is SNOWBOARDER Magazine's 2009 Best of Test Men’s #2, the Rossignol Agnus. Get learned.
"It's buttery, it's got the reverse camber to it so it rides ultra smooth, but it's still soft and easy to play around on. And it's not too much rocker, so you don't feel like you're cheating."
-Ryan, MC Sports (Grand Rapids, MI)
"Fun and lively. It took a few runs to get the feel of the camber, but after I figured it out, the board was an awesome ride. It floats well in the powder and turns fast in the trees."
-Ryan, Christy Sports (Centennial, CO)
"The rocker! This board performed awesomely in powder and is amazing on the hardpack, as well."
-Stevie Barn, Sundance Mountain Outfitters (Sundance, UT)
"Sick pow board, and the early-rise tip and tail make it a butter machine. The camber between your feet makes it very stable at high speeds, and din for hitting jumps and pipe."
-Cameron, AMR (Breckenridge, CO)
"I was blown away by this board; it was hands-down my favorite. Slight reverse camber so it's very quick into the turn, and no Magne-Traction, so I can still file it and run it over a ceramic disk edger! Great at high speed, and still fun to play around in the trees and the park. Rossi is at the top of my list for the first time in a while, and at $399, yo ass must be crazy! A++"
-Jim, The Sports Page (Queensbury, NY)
"Amptek—which is Rossi's version of reverse camber—still has regular camber between the feet, which let the board have incredible edge hold in turns. It also had the best ollie pop of the reverse-camber boards I rode because of that, and thus was super-easy to control on the firm snow we had."
-Tyler, Hillcrest Ski & Sports (Gresham, OR)