When you duck-under the ropes and take your all-mountain snowboard that you’ve been cruising the resort on all week, you want it to perform. You can count on the Arbor Wasteland to meet your expectations. Sure it’s rockered, it only has a manageable medium flex that doesn’t need 3 months of gym work just to flex an ollie and the graphics aren’t black and decked with matt skulls, but there’s just enough Kevlar in the Carbon and Kevlar in the nose and tail to eliminate chatter and help you ride-out back seat landings.
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There’s so much technology out there that it’s easy to get lost. Arbor obviously appreciates that, so with the Del Rey it’s put together a no-nonsense twin shaped snowboard with a camber profile and a soft flex for park missions. Sure there are plenty of salaciously named technologies and features, but the Arbor Del Rey is pretty matter of fact when the handsome veneer Power Ply topsheet is stripped back.
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Lots of more experienced snowboarders who rode a snowboard before the “Great Reverse Camber Boom” of 2009 have been a gradually but steadily returning to good ol’ camber. Nobody can deny that rocker is a ton of fun, but when it comes to pop, edge hold and back-seat landings, there’s nothing quite like having a cambered board under your feet. The appropriately named Arbor Relapse is a reference to the old way of building boards, but with most up-to-date materials and technologies. The Relapse has a soft to medium flex and a twin shape so it’ll be at home in the park, the mid-wide waist caters for those with a US size 10 to 12 boot.
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Arbor get that Women freeriders want to blast through choppy snow, launch off cliffs and power through carves like their male counterparts but don’t need such rigid board flexes and waist widths any greater than 24cms. The Arbor Push has all the freeride knowhow of legendary male freeride boards like the A-Frame and Element CX and a strong, punchy camber profile for stability and edge hold, just a little feminized.
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If you are a female rider who would categorize yourself anywhere between beginner and intermediate who wants a snowboard for cruising the whole hill that is progressive enough to last you a couple of seasons the Poparazzi has got your name on it… not literally. As you improve, tackling trails with more speed, venturing off-piste into powder snow and hitting jumps the Poparazzi will meet your demand all the way.
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The A-Frame is a big-mountain missile! This weapon of freeride destruction is designed specifically for charging gnarly terrain. The stiff flex, bamboo sidewalls and carbon reinforcement create a stable and reactive platform for pointing down steep terrain in sketchy conditions. The A-Frames directional shape provides all the float you’ll need for various snow conditions. The long drawn-out entry and exit radii of the sidecut make long high speed carves stable while the tighter inner radius gives control in steep riskier terrain where tighter carves are essential.
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For those riders that want to tear-apart their snowboard park’s rail line with a variety of impossible transfers, bonks, combo manuals and tweaked-out presses the Draft is the super soft sponge board for the job. Just make sure you can stomp your landings with both feet over the bolts or the Draft will wash-out.
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Soft and buttery is the name of the game with Westmark. For rails and jibs Arbor’s jib specialist the Westmark is an ideal snowboard, it’s extremely flexible and easy to pop and press. The flex is a touch firmer than the Arbor Draft which is even more of a specialist, but it’s still too soft for hard charging. The Westmark is a snowboard for those that rarely venture out of the snowboard park.
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Take the Arbor Westmark and increase the width a little for riders with a boot size from US10 to US12 and you’ve got the Blacklist. A soft flexing, mid-wide, reverse camber deck for park riders and jibbers who find the Draft too damn soft and thin… and colorful!
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The Arbor Swoon’s directional shape, aggressive and lively flex and damp construction are focused on experienced female all-mountain shredders and freeriders. The parabolic rocker opens up the Swoon’s abilities to less experience powder riders keeping them afloat in the deepest snow dumps without the need for breakneck speed. The Grip Tech edges and triax fibreglass will keep riders locked onto an edge on steeper, more technical terrain.
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Arbor’s snowboards might look anything but entry level with their wood veneer topsheets and high quality European manufacturing, but the Formula is firmly planted in the rookie’s category. A soft and smooth flex and reverse camber profile make the basics of snowboarding a doddle and give the Formula the versatility to hit some powder snow when conditions allow. For the firmer snow days the Grip Tech unblended progressive sidecut should keep you from slipping out.
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The Coda is Arbor’s all-mountain flagship snowboard. A triax glass layup, Bamboo & Poplar core and a Bamboo Powerply topsheet give the Coda a lively flex and a firm torsional flex so holding an edge on steep and technical terrain isn’t going to be an issue. With an unblended tri-radial sidecut which creates pressure points a bit like Lib-Tech’s MagneTraction you’ll be cutting into corduroy like a maniac with a breadknife.
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The Element is another all-mountain snowboard that has had the Snowboard-Review.com test treatment and come out of the ordeal reeking of roses. It’s not the lightest snowboard, the liveliest or the fastest, but boy is the Arbor Element RX a stable and easy snowboard to ride. From pristine chest deep pow pow to sketchy rutted trails, the Element RX takes 99% of terrain in its stride. The ultimate cruising machine.
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Snowboard-Review.com thought it was a bit of a shame last year when Arbor decided to cut their tapered freeride snowboard the Abacus from the line-up. However, our disappointment has proven to be short lived as this pow behemoth is back in split form with a new rocker line designed for maximizing ski on snow traction whilst touring.
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The Arbor Draft is the weapon of choice for the new crowd of jibbers learning their buttery trade at Bear Mountain, Southern California. If you watch Nick Visconti and Scotty Vine destroy the jib line, you’ll know what this snowboard is capable of. The Robusto tips have been developed to limit the amount of damage you’ll cause with a head on rail ding.
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Strong female freeriders who like to work a directional cambered snowboard and enjoy the rewards ought to check-out the Push. The Push has a cool Bamboo topsheet complemented with Oriental art and a thick glossy laquer which will keep it looking tip-top throughout its lifetime.
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If you’re looking for an all-mountain snowboard with a heart in the backcountry the cambered Element CX is right up your street. Arbor say the Element CX’s flex is medium but this board is stiffer than most and suits strong riders who like to work a firm, directional, cambered board through all sorts of carves and speed tuck into monster rollers.
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Aggressive and heavy all-mountain snowboarders with bigger feet looking for a powerful, directional and cambered snowboard need look no further. Straight-line down double diamonds or launch off 30ft cliffs into bottomless pillow lines the Roundhouse CX has got your back.
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For all of their recent success as a re-born freestyle brand, Arbor haven’t forgotten that it was the pure unreserved brutality of the A-Frame that made a name for them. If you are after a snowboard to ride some of the most extreme terrain on the planet then the A-Frame is a contender. A stiff flex, only very slightly profiled core, deep powerful camber, carbon A-Frame reinforcement and long entry and exit radius to the progressive sidecut mean edge hold and stability are the A-Frame’s bread and butter. The pretty inlaid wooden topsheet does a great job of eliminating unwanted chatter.
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For girls that like directional snowboards and the feel of camber under the feet, but who don’t like their boards to be stiff, the Arbor Poparazzi is a perfect match. The Poparazzi is a modern do-it-all snowboard.
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It wasn’t going to be long before cambered snowboards became the fashion again, so many pros are switching back that it’s becoming an epidemic. And the reason? They all want a piece of that lively ride and predictable edge hold. The Relapse is catering for all those people never managed to beat that camber addiction. Its mid-soft flex and true twin shape make it ideal for the park and the mid-wide waist keeps it exclusive to those with bigger feet.
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The Swoon is another new addition to Arbor’s 2011/12 season’s line-up. Based on the shapes of the men’s boards in the Roots collection this beautiful reverse camber, directional twin shaped snowboard is designed to attack all types of terrain and snow conditions. For intermediate to advanced female snowboarders.
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Last year we were surprised by how well the Element RX performed in powder when ridden only a little longer than our normal all-mountain length. It was damp, powerful and fluid. The moral of the storey is, if you are after an all-mountain snowboard to take in the park then make sure you don’t go too long as the Element can feel a little unwieldy and heavy, in fact it’s probably best to downsize a couple of centimetres. However, if you’re after a stunning freeride snowboard and you don’t want to ride a really long or directional snowboard the Element RX is a beauty.
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The Arbor Coda is the stepping stone between the mellow fluid feel of the Element and the punchy high performance ride of the Wasteland. All three boards use an identical shape and profile so it’s just about which spec meets your ability and needs.
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Based on the Element RX the Roundhouse has been created a little wider to accommodate bigger footed snowboarders. Designed as an all-mountain snowboard, if it’s anything like the Element RX, the Roundhouse RX it will excel in powder.
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The Wasteland is the Flagship snowboard in Arbor’s range. With a directional twin shape and parabolic rocker you know the Wasteland is designed for all-terrain and particularly powder day missions. The medium Shadow Flex core profiling between the bindings keeps the Wasteland torsionally stiff enough for railing-out carves but soft enough for popping big ollies and Carbon and Kevlar reinforcement from under the bindings to the tips add extra life and pop and arm the rocker profile wit enough guts to stomp tail or nose heavy landings.
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The Formula is a surprisingly adept piece of equipment considering its entry level status. With a directional twin shape and rockered profile the Formula will float in the powder and skip across packed pow and chunder, when the slopes get icy the Grip Tech edges should provide plenty of edge hold and the Fusion extruded base offers a good blend of performance and easy maintenance. As with all of their boards, the Formula benefits from Arbor’s two year warranty.
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The Cadence takes features and design elements form the successful Westmark and Draft men’s boards and fine tunes them narrowing the waist for female snowboarders. Riders who like to ride the park will enjoy the soft flexing reverse camber profile but appreciate the Grip Tech edges when the temperature drops and soft slushy conditions transform to rock-like hardpack.
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One of the original freestyle snowboards in the Arbor range, the Westmark has nothing left to prove. This year’s incarnation is almost identical to last years, it has a soft flex and nice easy pop making easy work of ollieing onto jibs and rails and the rockered profile makes all manner of presses easy-peasy. The default jib snowboard for those that think the Draft is too soft.
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Arbor has added to its successful range of reverse camber freestyle snowboards this season with the Blacklist a mid-wide version of the Westmark (approximately 1cm at the waist). Featuring Arbor’s “Park System” the Blacklist has a parabolic rocker profile meaning the transition to reverse camber is more severe at the centre of the board and Grip Tech edges which create an additional contact point under each binding along each edge, the Blacklist is soft and buttery but holds a good edge.
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If you noticed the grain detail of the Wood Power Ply topsheet I salute you, but I’m worried for you. Beneath the scantily clad models that litter the topsheet is a soft, cambered, true twin shaped snowboard designed for hitting the park and urban features. Beginners to pros will love the forgiving nature of the Del Rey’s soft flex.
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The Draft is what the kids have been asking for. Buttery soft with a short running length, rocker profile, an easy to maintain extruded base and bronze edges to reduce the risk of hanging up on those nasty kinked hand rails. Indoors, urban or park, slay the lot.
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Traditional Arbor fans will shudder at the prospect of Arbor getting all freestyle, but times are a-changing and so is Arbor. The Westmark really marks Arbor’s whole hearted move into park snowboards; with a soft flex, heavily rockered profile and light poppy construction there’s no denying that the Westmark is a park thoroughbred and board so good that you’ll wonder why Arbor didn’t make the move until last season.
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Arbor claim the new rockered twin to the traditional Element is an all mountain masterpiece, one thing’s for sure, take the Arbor Element RX in some powder and you’ll be showing your buddies a master class in powder based freeriding. Stable at speed but quicker than a roller-coaster into turns the Element RX is easy and incredibly enjoyable to ride. An Intermediates dream machine.
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Arbor has made very few changes to the A-Frame for 2011… trust me when I say this is a good thing. The A-Frame is the ultimate in point-and-shoot artillery. Classic design features include the blended tri-radial sidecut which keeps the entry and exit radii larger for stability and the central radius slightly tighter so you can work the poky camber into some nice tight chin touching carves and carbon torsion forks to make sure no matter how critical it gets the edge won’t wash out. Little tweaks for 2011 include the introduction of bamboo edges for even more punch out of carves. A truly awesome freeride gun!
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The diamond in the Arbor jewels. The Wasteland is designed to dominate any transition on the mountain, be it a perfect park kicker or an impossible backcountry windlip hit. Arbor have used standard biaxial glass and reduced the core thickness between the bindings to keep the Wasteland manageable. Carbon and Kevlar reinforcement runs through the tips so you can stomp those tail heavy landings and pop monster ollies. A certified piece of snowboarding science.
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It looks like the Nightrain might be attempting to shake its bad boy image. Last year its construction was heavily influenced by some heavy duty quadraxial glass. This year the Nightrain is using a combination of biaxial and triaxial glass. Loyal fans of previous Nightrains don’t despair quite yet, Arbor promise the Nightrain still packs a punch thanks to a good dose of camber. A snowboard designed for advanced riders who like to ride everything as long as it involves speed and transitions.
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Hey amigo stop looking at my maracas and let’s go snowboarding. Sure I look cool but I’m the Del Ray that’s a given my friend. It’s my true twin shape, medium soft flex and soft buttery biaxial glass that make me the best park ride you ever rode… now do whatever you got to do, get some Pesos, let’s go cruising homie!
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Girls charge hard too, that’s why Arbor designed the Push. Don’t let the narrower waist and stance lead you off the scent; with a directional shape, cambered profile, a combination of biaxial and triaxial glass and Rocket sintered base the Push is designed to be ridden aggressively at speed. In the infamous words of Salt and Pepper – “Push it, push it real good”.
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All those people who thought Arbor had forgotten about the beginners and intermediates, it appears Arbor have the Formula. A glug of top notch Elan construction, a handful of entry level materials, a splash of progressive rocker profile and a generous helping of Grip Tech edges equal a board that beginners can’t help but learn on.
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The new Arbor Coda is more loaded with treats than Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. Combining a parabolic rocker with Grip-Tech is much like Lib-Tech’s Banana & Magnetraction combination; forgiving, loose and grippy. Add this to the usual Elan factory build quality and a base graphic that would have any rider poking more methods than Shaun Palmer and you’re onto a winner. Whammy!
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Arbor all-mountain versatility means, you can ride this board like you’ve been fired out of a canon. The Roundhouse is designed to provide aggressive snowboards with larger feet who like to thrash everything with a snowboard that rides the lot. This year’s Roundhouse takes it’s graphic influence from Central America instead of 2010’s Far East theme.
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No matter what board you buy in the Arbor range there’s no way it will look any less than a million dollars. The Eden fits into the Arbor range as a medium flexing all-mountain shred stick with a price concious spec, built for ladies at beginner level through to a strong intermediate level. Powder, cliffs, park, groomers… stop listing things to shred, go out and tear it up.
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If you’re happy smashing a beautiful piece of art on metal hand rails or dragging masterfully crafted Austrian engineering through rock laden pow pow, the Arbor Cadence is worth checking out. The Cadence is a versatile park ride built with women’s riding needs in mind with a stunning graphic.
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Powder nirvana is here. I honestly don’t think there are any better spec-ed boards out there for riding the deep stuff. Check this out; 20mm of taper, a tri-radial sidecut with a tighter tail radius for boosting out of tight windlip slashes and Arbor’s Rocket sintered base so you don’t have to hike out of the long post face flat spots. And yes the graphics are the same as last year, but they rock!
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Hike out along that burly ridge you’ve been thinking about for years. Line up that couloir everybody talks about but nobody has the balls to ride. Drop in and start with some tight controlled carves… actually forget that suggestion. Aim straight and gun the whole couloir with the fewest number of turns you can. The Arbor A-Frame will meet your needs every meter of the ride. The A-Frame is unbelievably stable at speed and holds aggressive carves faultlessly.
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A jib specific Arbor with a rocker profile. Jib focused features include; biaxial glass, flat kicks and soft edges. The Draft is the opposite of what you’d expect from an Arbor.. a twin freestyle specific jib-stick with a centred stance, without wood on the topsheet!
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Bamboo pop and the buttery smooth torsional flex you only get from a tapered core at the tip and tail and biaxial glass. The Westmark will have advanced freestylers pulling computer-game-like combinations all over the mountain.
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All mountain cruising at its best, a directional shape, a progressive sidecut for easily initiated carves that respond well to aggressive riding and carbon stringers for extra pop. A versatile snowboard for intermediate riders and up.
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The Roundhouse has all of the responsiveness, edge hold and straight-lining stability Arbor snowboards are renowned for in a wider package for the larger footed rider… and clowns.
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You have to be a snowboarding matador to tame this beast! Carbon fibre reinforced trusses, heavy load tri-axial glass and a cork/poplar laminated core for unbeatable damping, the Nightrain crams all of Arbors’ highend features into one superior pipe smokin mountain murderer. In the words of the Prince of Darkness, ‘All aboard the Nightrain!’.
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Utilising Arbor’s bamboo topsheet and core technology, Urethane / ABS blended sidewalls and a directional shape, the Coda is a lively directional all-mountain board with tons of pop.
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A no-nonsense freestyle snowboard with a mid-wide waste and progressive sidecut. The Wasteland is designed for snowboarders who want a snowboard that inspires confidence off kickers and in the pipe and will fire them in and out of carves. For aggresive freestylers only.
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A fish shape, carbon stringers and tightened radius at the tail of the board make the Arbor Abacus more versatile than you’d think. Throw in the Spinal-Tap styled graphics for that Metal look!
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