Rossignol Sizing Chart
Snowboard Length Sizing:
A recent survey showed 85% of pro riders revealed that on average they rode boards that are 85% - 92% of their height. The formula to live by is: Rider Height (inches) x 2.54 x 0.88 = Suggested Board Length (cm). And presto, you have the perfect board for you in all conditions. Right? Wrong!!
Keep in mind that there is no magical formula for every rider. It's more or less determined by terrain, conditions and most of all, personal preference. In general, an overall greater cm length will yield a board that can be controlled at and attain greater speeds. In addition, longer boards are better performers and float more in powder due to their increased surface area. Shorter overall lengths yield a board that is more maneuverable and offer a lower swing weight.
|Rider Height||Board Length|
|4'0"" (48"")||103 - 112cm|
|4'2"" (50"")||107 - 116cm|
|4'4"" (52"")||112 - 121cm|
|4'6"" (54"")||116 - 126cm|
|4'8"" (56"")||120 - 130cm|
|4'10"" (58"")||125 - 135cm|
|5'0"" (60"")||129 - 140cm|
|5'2"" (62"")||133 - 144cm|
|5'4"" (64"")||138 - 149cm|
|5'6"" (66"")||142 -154cm|
|5'8"" (68"")||146 -158cm|
|5'10"" (70"")||151- 163cm|
|6'2""+ (74"")||159cm - 172cm|
Snowboard Width Sizing:
Board width is as important, if not more important, than overall length in selecting the right board for you.
A board that is too narrow in relation to a rider's boot will cause toe and heel drag. With a board that's too wide, the rider will not be able to put adequate pressure on the toe and heel edge, thus creating an unresponsive ride.
Use the following chart to gauge the relationship between your boot size and board.
|Mens Boot Size||Womens Boot Size||Youth Boot Size||Board Width (at base)|
|Up to 5.5||Up to 6||Up to 6||Up to 24 cm Narrow|
|6 to 10||6.5 to 11||24-25.5 cm Regular|
|10 to 12||25.5-26.5 cm Midwide|
|12 or larger||26.5 cm+ Wide|
5 out of 5
January 28, 2013
I rode this board for the first time yesterday and was very pleased. This is my first purchased rocker board and found the amptek to be a good compromise for an old camber guy like me. I definitely noticed it wasn't as catchy as some of my old decks, but otherwise I enjoyed a stable ride all day. I also found the edge hold to be excellent, as advertised. I took it for a warm up at Mountain Creek NJ and it gripped well on all sorts of crusty stuff and even a few ice patches. I did have one wash out, but it's still a snowboard and not a pair of ice skates so you have to keep expectations in check a little bit. Overall, though, I think the magnatraction takes this from a solid all mountain board and makes it an excellent one, especially if you're stuck riding Ice Coast alot. Sure it's a Rossi and it prob won't get as many compliments on the lift as Libber or NS, but I really don't care since it's a solid performer. I'm looking forward to testing it out in some deeper stuff when I visit Squaw next week. I'd also like to add that it was delivered very quickly, one full day ahead of their projected date. Altrec customer service was excellent as well. I had a question about my order and they were very helpful and even followed up. Overall a solid purchase and a good experience.
Available sizes, while supplies last, include size 157 cm and size 161 cm: 157 cm, 161 cm.