Sunday, July 20 2014

ARBOR SNOWBOARDS 14/15 PREVIEW

ARBOR has been around for two decades, which is an eternity in the snowboarding industry. When most snowboarders hear Arbor they think about one of two things. Eco-conscious construction and beautiful wood grain boards. It is true Arbor is one of the original “green” brands (they even donate to tree planting efforts across the world) but don't let that pigeon hole them as some kind of hippy love-fest.  It is also true that they produce some of the most amazing wood grained inlays in the industry in fact many companies like to talk about the art on their boards but for Arbor the art IS the board. 

For the first 15 plus years of their existence Arbor was most associated with big mountain freestyle riding, but all of that has changed over the past few years. Arbor entered a new phase of production and began making boards for “the kids”. These are some of the most fun jib/park boards on the market. Their grip-tech technology made pure reverse camber fun AND responsive. Couple that with the assimilation of a banger team and a new player in the world of urban/park progression was born.

Photo: BENBIRK.COM
Images: Arbor Snowboards



 

DRAFT
Shape:  True Twin
Camber: Jib-Specific Rocker
Base: Extruded Base
Flex: Soft
Available sizes: 143,147,150,153,155,158
Retail: $395

RELAPSE
Shape:  True Twin
Camber: Traditional Camber
Base: Extruded Base
Flex: Medium-Soft 
Available sizes: 150,151MW,153,155,155MW,158,159MW
Retail: $395

WESTMARK
Shape:  True Twin
Camber: Rocker
Base: Extruded
Flex: Medium-Soft
Available sizes: 150,153,154MW,156,157MW,159,160MW
Retail: $395

SHREDDY KRUEGER
Shape:  Directional
Camber: Rocker
Base: Sintered Base
Flex: Medium
Available sizes: 156,159,162
Retail: $495

ROUNDHOUSE
Shape:  Mountain Twin
Camber: Rocker
Base: Sintered 
Flex: Medium
Available sizes: 158,162,166
Retail: $515

WHISKEY
Shape:  Mountain Twin
Camber: Rocker
Base: Extruded
Flex: Medium
Available sizes: 152,155,158,161
Retail: $395

CADENCE  (Women's)
Shape:  True Twin
Camber: Rocker
Base: Extruded
Flex: Medium
Available sizes: 139,143,147,151
Retail: $395

SWOON (Women's)
Shape:  Mountain Twin
Camber: Rocker
Base: Sintered
Flex: Medium
Available sizes: 144,148,152,156
Retail: $445

CODA
Shape:  Mountain Twin
Camber: Rocker
Base: Sintered
Flex: Medium
Available sizes: 156,158,160,162
Retail: $495

ELEMENT  
Shape:  Mountain Twin
Camber: Rocker
Base: Sintered
Flex: Meduim
Available sizes: 153,155,157,159,161,165
Retail: $495

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