Park City, UT (October 12, 2009) — Rossignol’s Angus snowboard wins a Transworld Snowboarding Magazine Good Wood Award for Men’s boards under $399. The Good Wood Awards are the highest honor in the Snowboard industry. 23 expert testers are hired to ride Breckenridge in mid-April, testing hundreds of boards under $399, in the pipe, park and varied terrain all over the mountain. The all-mountain boards are scored according to criteria including jumping, spinning, high-speed stability, and turning. The boards are narrowed down based on the scores and the top 10 boards are given the Good Wood Under $399.
The Angus got some of the most positive feedback from riders in the test because of the unique camber technology Amptek. “Really stable for a rocker shape. Even at high speeds this board held a major edge. Pretty stiff but that was awesome for landings. Great all around board,” one tester said. Another tester said “Has a ton of pop and held an edge really well, loved it as a freeriding board. It would be really fun in powder.”
North American Product Manager Eric Hutchison says “When you consider the single most influential factor leading to a board purchase is a shop employee’s recommendation, winning a Transworld Snowboarding Good Wood Award is huge for Rossignol Snowboards. The Angus debuts our new Amptek Camber technology which we consider to be the future of snowboard design. So to have immediate validation at the shop level for our latest and greatest design certainly bodes well for the future of Rossignol Snowboards.”
The Angus is an all mountain snowboard that delivers all around performance and ease of use. The unique shape, called Amptek, combines rocker (or reverse camber) at the tip and tail with traditional camber under foot. The Angus’ Amptek technology delivers the best on-trail performance and the best powder performance all in one board.
The Angus is highly decorated with both the Snowboarder Best of Test Award and the Transworld Snowboarding Good Wood Award. The exclusive honor of both awards represents the broad appeal, high performance and amazing versatility that the Angus delivers.