Arbor Coda - 2011


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!

Manufacturer's Description:

Enough Said

Arbor’s on-mountain rocker design for riders who readily transition from one terrain or riding style to another; built for reliable all-aspect performance in the deep pow, tight trees, technical steeps, or carve-able groomers.

Recommended for park riding. Recommended for halfpipe riding Recommended for freeride riding High cost snowboard Rocker construction Directional twin shape Green or Eco Friendly construction

Year: 2011

Available Lengths (cm):
153, 157, 161, 165

Riding Style: All Mountain


Bamboo Power Ply
Rocket sintered Base
Mystic Core (FSC certified Poplar & Bamboo)
Mountain Stance
Medium Flex
Directional twin shape
Parabolic rocker profile
Unblended Progressive tri-radial sidecut
Grip-Tech edges

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What colour is powder?

skip11 on August 13, 2010 at 07:24 PM

Have you guys ride this deck yet? After researching some more, I’m also considering this board as my next all mountain stick. Seems to be getting good reviews.

Rich Ewbank on August 14, 2010 at 10:00 AM

Afraid it’s one of those board that was on the list but we didn’t get a chance to ride. Saying that, I rode the Element and the Westmak, both of which use the reverse camber profile and have the grip tech edges. Those boads were great fun… you know what they say about the apple not falling too far from the tree. I reckon the Coda is probably a sick board. Graphics are awsome!

kyle on January 21, 2011 at 07:28 AM

I picked this board up yesterday and I must say it is amazing!  I got the 153 considering it was that or the 165 at the store I was at!  Little shorter than I wanted but the handling and flex of the board more than makes up for it!  It’s not the lightest of the boards but I was definitely going higher off the jumps I hit than I did on my old GNU because it was still significantly lighter.  The edges hold amazing due to the extra contact points, but not enough to make you catch an edge and fall as much as some other boards.  I got a surprising number of comments by people who either liked the design or had demoed it and loved it!  Even in the icy conditions I was riding in, the board responded awesome and was flexible enough to get me over the rough patches smoothly yet firm enough to give me the control I wanted!

All in all, phenomenal board.

alex on February 22, 2011 at 02:53 AM

You’d think for the price Arbor would at least deliver a half decent product. I’ve had the worst experience with these boards about a year ago. Bought the Coda (the one with a Samurai graphic) set up the bindings on it and was ready to go out the next day.

While I was anxious to go out, the night before I put on my boots strapped myself into the bindings and did the most basic of nose and tail presses on the carpet. After about third tail press this thing started creaking and seemed like something snapped.

Took it off and looked on the bottom, sure enough there was a weird bulge on the base about the size of an almond! 

Called the seller I bought it from, who didn’t even want to stand behind his product and give me a refund. I had to bash it out of him through my credit card company via charge-back.

Bottom line, these boards are overpriced crap! From other reviews I’ve read, even the company itself won’t help you out if their product craps out.

Beware of this hippie, tree-hugging image. They’re not what they seem…

Phil on September 08, 2011 at 11:53 PM

Alex - Did you contact the company yourself? They offer two year guarantees on all of their snowboards. That’s the second longest guarantee (only behind K2, 5yr on SOME models) that I’ve seen. You really need to deal with the company directly,customer service is top notch, and they will help you quickly resolve your issue. Which doesn’t seem to be the case with your local shop.

As for the snowboard, it’s one of the best options for all mountain boards on the market right now (just bought the 11/12 model) with the differences being a small difference in flex pattern and pop. The bamboo top sheet puts you in the air more than you’d expect which takes getting used to, but who ever said that was a bad thing?!