The Arbor A-Frame Snowboard—all-mountain, freeride domination.
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Sick tree board in the pow!
I got the luck of riding one of these for a day after a 17" inch burial. it was so sick in the pow, it worked through the trees with precision and was so much fun to ride. Not to mention the sexiest top sheets in the biz. Arbor Rules!
This board delivers exactly as Arbor advertised! Tons of edge hold, lots of pop from the tail and it's one of the most beautiful boards I've ever seen (which is a plus, but you should be choosing your board on how it compliments your riding style, NOT how it looks). Oddly, my only complaint is how easily it scratches.
This is for experienced riders, on bigger hills, who want to ride fast and put a lot of pressure on the edges - otherwise you're wasting its potential.
Best big mountain board
Ive been freeriding for 20 years now. I rode mostly Burton models but 3 years ago I bought my first A-Frame and was blown away. My weight is 72kg and I ride a 166 and a 170 for deep powder. I always used 162-163cm boards but with the A-frame you can go for a longer size because these are very light boards and turn very easy. It is a high speed board, very stable, perfect for very steep couloirs and turns and carves like a dream. Just be careful not to scratch it
An awesome stick.. While most at home on hard pack and groomed this board can do it all. Its super light and responsive takes off quick and turns like a lotus on rails, the board has a great snap so don't let off in mid turn or you could be in for a surprise the only drawback to the A frame is its too pretty to ride and the first scratch to that beautiful finish hurts I would definitely recommend this board but only to advanced riders beginners will not be able to appreciate it.
Ps I ride the 166
I've been riding a Burton Malolo for the past 3 years, and recently got the A-Frame. This board is incredible - it is extremely quick and edgy (not for the faint of heart) and rides like a dream. I'm bored with this same phrase, but the A-Frame really did "take my riding to another level". I would recommend it for speed, carving, and trees. It doesn't have as much float in the powder as the Malolo (may need to set the bindings back a bit more), but definitely is a quicker and more fun board. LOVE IT!