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Pop, lock, and drop it.

Designed around The System, Arbor’s jib-specific rocker technology, the Arbor Draft Snowboard gives you a true-twin deck to support your jibberwocky style all over the mountain. The Grip-Tech Sidecut adds two extra contact points for quicker turning and easier spin initiation, and the Inlaid Power Spine brings extra pop and return for a responsive board that’s more fun that a bullfight on acid.
  • Grip-Tech Sidecut creates two extra contact points at the bindings for quicker turning and spin initiation and allows a size 12.5 foot to ride this standard board
  • Inlaid Power Spine adds a spine of wood above the core, enhancing pop and return and softening torsional flex toward the tips
  • Robusto tips give you more platform for presses and butters while still floating over deep or choppy snow
  • Mercy Edges use a softer bronze material for a smoother, catch-free ride
  • Sumo-Stance offers a huge stance without requiring you to spin your disks or sacrifice adjustability
  • Medicing Core utilizes lightweight poplar wood for a reliable and durable ride
  • Winner 2010 SIA Innovation Award

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I know this is supposed to be more of a...

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I know this is supposed to be more of a park/jib board, but have heard it pretty much rips anything and everything. Can anyone vouch for this? I'm trying to choose between this or a rome agent reg. camber

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Haven't tried it but the general consensus on this board is that everybody who tried it was taken by surprise. perhaps they thought Arbor was a pigeon-holed freeride only company. But this park board has won some interesting awards such as the Snowpress Innovation award (which says a lot when everybody is making a rockered park board) and the Outside 2010 Gear of the year award. read the reviews here and on other sites, everybody's pretty much stoked on it.

I'm 5'7" 130 wear a size 9 boot and am...

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I'm 5'7" 130 wear a size 9 boot and am pretty much a beginner. Should I go for the 149.5 or the 153? Thanks

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For your weight, you could really do either. It really comes down to riding style, for primarily all-mountain riding, go with the 153.

im about 5'8" and 145-150lbs , been running...

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im about 5'8" and 145-150lbs , been running a 153 Lib MC kink btx for a bit and wanted something softer for rails. The thign about the MC is that the kink tips make it shorter than 153 and im worried that getting a draft in a 153 will feel too long for jiberjabbing

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The kinked (shorter) tips should actually give the board more effective edge, so a 153 in another style should rid a little shorter than the MC Kink.

5 5

awesome

Pro:

great all around board, feels very stable yet easy to turn due to reverse chamber.

good speed, very stable. What is amazing to me is that it is even more stable on powders or snowing days... totally loved it!

Con:

not as good as magna-traction on ice however it does help and is much better than traditional board.

not much pop. However, as a beginner/intermediate, its easier to not have too much air. It is very stable on landing and while in air.

4 5

Floats Like a butterfly Spins Like a bee. A really cool bee that is.

I've owned this board for the better part of this season and have exposed it to pretty much every possible condition. I'm 5'9 160 and have the 153cm model. The board absolutely kills pow, I was riding in 3 foot deep champagne a couple weeks ago and floated through everything. The grip tech is cool but not as effective as mervin's magne-traction. The only real complaint I have is that the base is extremely soft and the edges are made of copper which is supposed to prevent them from catching on rails and boxes but in turn creates nothing but a headache. As a result, I've had the board in the shop twice already this year and am actually going to send it back to backcountry.
Pros:
Light weight
Longer effective edge give a more stable ride and allows you to ride a shorter board.
Kills pow
Fun and buttery
Grip tech helps initiate spins.

Cons:
Soft Base
Super soft edges (will break)
Grip tech not as effective as magne-traction
Not very poppy

Bottom Line:
If you are like me, someone who rides 100 days a year on anything from park to backcountry chutes and expects your board to take the abuse you dish out, you may want to look elsewhere. If you are looking for a park specific board that wont be exposed to any rocks, stumps or other natural hazards then you will be extremely happy with it.

Semi experienced rider here. I can mob...

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Semi experienced rider here. I can mob the runs quick with friends and just starting to get into the park/jib stuff. I've only ridden 2 boards growing up. Neither had reverse camber or magnetraction.
I've read a lot on both and am thinking about getting a board with them. This board seems to have the best price point with those 2 features.
MY QUESTION:
What are the pros and cons of this board?
Also, any other board suggestions in a similar price point that are available in 147-149, thanks!

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Type words here. its a sweet board the edges mean u dont need to de-tune the flex is awsome coz wen u strap in the rocker is under the bindings the nose and tail are realy high tips ur gona love every time u ride it

5 5

WOW - this board is awsome!!!

So i poster here earlier this year asking about this board and how it was for carving and all mountian riding. I ended up buying a Rossignal ONE MAG, and it is a great board as well with its magnatraction. I was just flying down the mountain.. really just excells.. was just moving... But after a while i still wanting to get into the hole Reverse Cambe thing. I Finaly sold my old Arbor Draft and Baught this New Arbor Draft with its new technologies. I have to say this was the best thing i ever did! This board is amazing. I have been riding for 20 some years and i never thought this Reverse camber would be for me. But the way arbor did it is awsome. I felt like i lost nothing as far as control, maybe alittle in speed becuz of the size. Instantly i fell in love with this board. soooooo smooth.. catch free... easy in and out of turns and edge to edge... and there version of the Magnatraction is perfect... right under your feet where ya need it and never too much. You can just fly down the hill and dig in when ya need... lean out your edge.. and then slide is around when and where ya want... The board is loose but not too loose.. I love the blunted shape.. Its not too wide. but wide enough.. I have 11 size boots and i fit perfect on the 158.5. The parabolic camber is great. not too much like a banana board.. but just right.. i felt instantly comfotable on it.. It really is amazing, and it has revitalized my love all over again for riding.. Thank you Arbor

Does the draft feel like the banana? And...

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Does the draft feel like the banana? And does it feel like your sorta not gonna catch an edge?

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the draft has significantly more rocker than the banana-and the magnetraction-or serrated edges that are on the banana runs the whole mid section on the banana-not so on the draft

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banana feels even less likely to edge, however Draft is much more stable.

I have been riding a burton 164 snowboard,...

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I have been riding a burton 164 snowboard, but heard this arbor draft is amazing. I am 5'11 around 175, will this board be long enough? Thanks, Mark

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absolutely! I'm 6'2" 180 lbs normally ride 160- 169. The 158.5 is perfect for me.

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absolutely! I'm 6'2" 180 lbs normally ride 160- 169. The 158.5 is perfect for me.

Unanswered Question

Sounds like the Draft thrives in the park...

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Sounds like the Draft thrives in the park and in the pow. How does it handle on the groomers. Can it hold an edge or does it chatter?

4 5

Sick board

I've been riding this board as my freestyle board so far this year and its super poppy and has a great edge hold with the grip tech edges. Not as soft as I thought. It is arbors softest board though. I would give it a 4-5 for flex on a scale from 1-10. (1 being the softest) It does NOT have a 2 cm setback, it is centered. Love the graphics on the board, just icing on the cake!

5 5

So Sick!

This board is insane, I got it as a rail board because of its reverse camber, but Ive ended up using it for everything. It presses so easy which makes it sick for rails and butters. Its still sturdy enough for big jumps and can keep an edge on ice, thanks to the Grip-Tech. On top of all this, the draft will float through pow like nothing else. This board has you covered for all aspects of riding

5 5

Arbor Draft

This is by far one of the best boards I have ridden if not the best, it has great pop and it is not like most rocker boards. The Draft is really great for rails with the new bronze edges allowing you not to catch through the kink, but still you can hold an amazing edge when you are ripping down the slopes. If you are having trouble picking a board I would say this board should be on the top of your list!!

Hopefully that helped.

5 5

Arbor Draft

This is by far one of the best boards I have ridden if not the best, it has great pop and it is not like most rocker boards. The Draft is really great for rails with the new bronze edges allowing you not to catch through the kink, but still you can hold an amazing edge when you are ripping down the slopes. If you are having trouble picking a board I would say this board should be on the top of your list!!

Hopefully that helped.

5 5

Arbor Draft Snowboard

By far the best board i have ever rode, can turn on a dime. Either in the park or carving some pow, this board has you covered. Would highly recommend this board for anyone that wants a board that can do it all.

how is this board on jumps?

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how is this board on jumps?

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great so far.. landings are smooth.. good pop

5 5

killer board

This board is sooo sick!! First rode it at mount hood over the summer and it has such good flex for jibs and pressing. Also the magnetraction edges are amazing!! BEST BOARD EVER!!

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how is it for speed and crusing .. and all mountain performance? handleing? washy landings or take offs?