Less earn, more turn.
Every aspect of the Arbor Abacus Splitboard has been refined to make the splitboarding experience more straightforward and less arduous—giving you more pow-slashes as it enables easy skinning. Loaded with a reclined version of Arbor's System rocker, this board has a full parabolic rocker that mellows as you reach the tip and tail. This allows the outside contact points to firmly engage with snow when you apply pressure. Additionally, this rocker design outperforms the competition (other rockered splitboards) when skinning; a large contact area under the touring brackets aides in climbing. Grip Tech is applied for added bite on hardpack and variable snow; it adds two additional, underfoot contact points to the toe and heelside edges. Placing contact points underfoot improves maneuverability as it establishes heel and toe pivot points, instead of solely relying on tip and tail contacts to initiate turns.
Inside the guts of this beautifully crafted splitboard, a Shaman core composed of ultra-lightweight poplar and paulownia provides a medium flex with high levels of durability. Carbon reinforcements at the tip and tail infuse strength and pop while you're pushing through turns, launching natural features, and stomping tricky landings. Rhythm walls blend ABS and urethane for vibration dampening while you're riding choppy snow and rough terrain. A Power Ply topsheet adds structural support, and its beautiful wood-grain allure is protected with a Bio-Film coating. Karakoram clips are included; they substantially improve torsional rigidity for a solid ride that feels closer to regular snowboarding.
- Mountain-twin shape, centered stance
- System rocker: full parabolic rocker gradually mellows toward tips
- Grip Tech: unblended, tri-radial sidecut places four contact points at each edge
- Power Ply topsheet: sustainable, structural wood topsheet with Bio-Film coat
- Shaman core: poplar and paulownia wood
- Carbon reinforced tip and tail
- Mixed glassing: triax fiberglass over a biax fiberglass layup
- Rhythm walls: blend of ABS and urethane
- Rocket base(sintered)
- Karakoram clips included, binding mounting hardware not included
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Okay, so after several years of splitboarding...
Okay, so after several years of splitboarding I'm still 'clutzy' and bang my edges when I'm in tour mode. This board is f-ing BEAUTIFUL, but I'm concerned with delam'ing the edges from stepping all over myself... anyone have any experience with this board and the durability of its top-sheet???
We had the same question for our friends at Arbor during a recent product training. Frankly the Arbor Abacus Splitboard topsheet is so beautiful, you almost feel more comfortable mounting it on a wall than riding it. But, this is a question the folks at Arbor are concerned about too and that is why they added a Power Ply topsheet for structural support, and a Bio-Film coating to protect those oh so pretty tree love'n looks.