Arbor A-Frame - 2013


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.

Manufacturer's Description:

A big-mountain gun for riders who want superior on-edge performance; the A-frame will lock-and-hold a deeply carved line, provide powerful control in the steeps, and deliver amazing stability at speed.

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

Year: 2013

Available Lengths (cm):
158, 162, 166, 170

Riding Style: Freeride


2x4 14-Pack Inserts
Bio-Film - hi-gloss film, 30% bio-plastic
Inlaid Power Ply Topsheet
High-Load Glassing - triax over triax
BL3 Progressive Sidecut - blended tri-radial design
Shaman Core - Paulownia and FSC Poplar wood
Power Walls - sustainable bamboo sidewalls
Carbon A-Frames
Recycled Steel Edges - 60% recycled
Rocket Base – sintered

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What colour is powder?

Collin on November 13, 2012 at 03:23 PM

I love Arbor, their boards are great and I like the idea of their Roots collection and getting back to the roots of snowboarding. After outgrowing my old Arbor roundhouse which is a great board, I’ve been looking to upgrade to an A-frame. The only problem is I’ve got size 13 boots and the 158 A-frame with a 24.9 waist is really skinny. I know that so far this season I’ve been using my spare board, (a used K2 slayblade I picked up pretty cheap), which also has a 24.9 waist by riding some pretty sharp angles on my bindings, I think a little over 20 on the front and a bit over -15 on the back. As far as carving goes it seems to work fine, I’ve had no toe drag so far. In you’re opinion should I go ahead and get the A-frame? or should I look for a wide board, maybe even another roundhouse?