I recently bought the Rossignol XV wide board in the 174cm size. I just got back from its maiden voyage at Wolf Creek in CO where the conditions were epic. I'm a big dude at 6'5" and 285lbs and I was looking for a big, super stiff and camber freeride board that could handle all of my burly manhood and I found it! I have been riding for 30 years and have been through a bunch of boards and I can honestly say this board is my favorite. Everything people say about this board is true, it's super stiff BUT playful, rips the POW, bombs through the tight trees, carves like a knife, and charges through the crusty crud like a snowplow, and the board is very stable and damp at high speed. This board is definitely an advanced to expert rider board, and at the end of the day when your legs are shot this board will RIDE YOU so beware! Forget about doing butter tricks, pressing or riding switch on this board, that would be missing the point. This board is meant to go in one direction as fast as you can ride it.
Construction is top notch and after several days of hard riding the board and base look brand new. I wasn't too crazy about the graphics at first, but in person the artwork really pops and the board looks killer!
Thanks Backcountry for always delivering the goods and taking care of your customers!