The ultimate big-mountain weapon.
- Directional hybrid-rocker shape uses exaggerated rocker in the nose, camber between your feet, and a mellow rocker in the tail
- Magne-Traction edges add five extra contact points - mellow toward the tip and tail for precise edge control, and more exaggerated between the bindings for raw turning power
- Wide, blunted nose shape increases surface area for better float in deep snow
- Carbon reinforcement delivers excellent pop and lighting-quick edge-to-edge transitions
- Large sidecut radius ensures stability at excessive speeds
- Hickory wood sidewalls reduce environmental impact without sacrificing durability
- Carbon-infused sintered base material made with recycled P-tex is both ridiculously fast and eco-friendly
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I don't think boards can get handsomer than this, and it performs as good as it looks. It's definitely a do it all board for the advanced rider.
After a few years of not having a board I truly loved, I got the chance to ride one of these and immediately knew I had to have one. True, it's like a rocket...wants to go fast. I noticed the magne traction and like the other reviewer I felt really stable in variable and firm/icy conditions. For a lightweight, modern all mountain slayer, it's worth checking out.
Looking for a medium-stiff freeride board...
Looking for a medium-stiff freeride board for Snowbird's terrain...park isn't a problem because I have a '10 Custom...Whould this be sweet fot this? Any other suggestions?
Its a good hard charging board. its fairly stiff though. The Jones mountain twin is softer yet still handles similar.
Also look into the Never Summer SL.
Arbor Element RX
First of all, it's worth mentioning that this board is gorgeous. The topsheet is natural unvarnished wood and it seems like the graphic is burned in. I got three different compliments on the board over two days of riding. I don't think anyone ever complimented me on my old LibTech - and I definitely got no comments on an old custom that I rode forever. So there's that.
I was a little bit afraid of this board because it's a mixed camber profile and I have absolutely hated reverse camber boards every time i have ridden them. Reverse camber always feels squirrely and soft, especially on hardpack. This board, for whatever reason, felt confident and strong on hardpack and in crud and deep stuff. I rode it in 18 inches of fresh, a lot of soft bumps and crud and as fast as i could on open groomers. It excels in all of these situations. The nose floats, it has enough power to get through the bumps and there is very little chatter going fast.
The only fault i can find with it is that the effective edge is reduced by the rockered tip and tail and although it has mellow magnetraction, it doesn't feel 100% really laying into a turn on hard stuff. It feels firm, but i wouldn't really push the edge as much as i have done on big full-camber boards. I wasn't too worried about this though - i mean if i really really cared about that I would have gotten one of those goofy carving boards.
In short - I love this board. Incredible design.
The. Best. Ever.
In all my years of snowboarding I have searched for the perfect all around board and have finally found it. I have ridden it in all conditions (packed, fresh, and deep) and it hasn't let me down yet. The magnetraction on the board is great in icy conditions and the shape allows for fun all over the mountain. I am very impressed with how it handles through the crud. On other boards I have ridden it gets to be a pretty bumpy ride, but this board cut through them like butter. It was kind of weird, but I'm not complaining at all. The stance is set back just a bit so riding switch isn't like riding a twin, but it is still very doable. All around, I would say this is the board to get if you are looking for the best.