Arbor Element CX - 2012


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.

Manufacturer's Description:

This legendary design has been part of the line since day one, fueling the ride everything addiction with powerful performance on mountain, in the park, and beyond; expect excellent initiation, return, and control, day in and day out.

Recommended for halfpipe riding Recommended for freeride riding Recommended for big mountain riding High cost snowboard Camber construction Directional Shape Green or Eco Friendly construction

Year: 2012

Available Lengths (cm):
155, 158, 161, 165

Riding Style: Freeride


Standard Width
Medium Flex
Wood Power Ply
Rocket Base
Mystic I Core

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What colour is powder?

Candersh96 on November 13, 2013 at 05:24 PM

I have had this board for two years now and it is nuts. The base is super fast and the sidewalls are very snappy. The thing can take a beating like non other and still perform like the day I got it. The board is great in deep, powdery snow and is a hell of a lot of fun to just ride around on. However, that being said, on groomed snow it can be very very unforgiving. The sidewalls dig into that compacted snow and bite hard. In my case I’ve been sent to the hospital twice, once for launching my self face first onto the ice of a groomed run, and the other time for slamming hard on a jump and braking my tailbone. Also, the board is stiff. I’m not saying that its slightly stiffer then most, I mean that its harder then a rock and won’t flex unless your strong or big enough to really push on it. In no way shape or form am I saying this is a bad board, in fact I love this board, but if you are unexperienced or looking for a resort board, I’d look at one of the other boards Arbor makes. I will always ride this board because it suits me perfectly, despite my incidents over the years with it, and I will probably always ride an Arbor due to their outstanding durability, ride quality, and sheer beauty of the things along with the eco-friendly tree hugger mentality of the company.