Arbor Snowboards 2011-2012

19 Feb, 2011


Since 1995, Arbor has been evolving their approach to snowboards over the years and derives influence from the skate, surf and art scene you can clearly seen in their snowboards.  They continue to utilize environmental efforts in their snowboards with sustainable riding solutions while building next level technology.

For 2012, Arbor continues to offer the System technology which gives riders combinations from jib, park, mountain in ten different models.  Combined with the system, the boards feature grip tech which give an added contact point under foot for more direct edge control.  Arbor also recognizes that true camber is not dead and keeps the icon collection (relapse, del rey, poparazzi) and roots collection (a-frame, roundhouse cx, element cx and push) standard camber.  New boards in 2012 are the blacklist (a midwide park board), roundhouse RX (all-terrain with mountain system), swoon (women’s specific freeriding with mountain system) and relapse (mid-wide camber for park).

You can also see their office tour from last year, you can check out what Arbor looks like behind the scenes.

Arbor Blacklist

Powerful versatility in a mid-wide rocker package.  Intermediate to advanced, the park system rocker, true-twin, wid-wide, med-soft flex, wood power ply, rocket base, medicine core.  Artist Joe Woodman.

Sizes:  154, 157, 160

Arbor Swoon

A rocker board designed for women who take on big mountains, the new swoon is a freeriding wonder.  The mountain system, directional-twin, medium flex, bamboo power ply, rocket base, medicine core.  Artist:  Joel Woodman.

Sizes:  147, 151, 155

Arbor Westmark

A multidimensional rocker design for park-orientated riders who utilize the whole mountain.  The park system rocker, true-twin, standard width, med-soft flex, wood power ply, rocket base, medicine core.  Artist:  Dave Kinsey.

Sizes:  150, 153, 156, 159

Arbor Draft

A street-specific rocker board for riders whose focus is park and urban jibs.  The Jib System, intermediate to advanced, true-twin, standard width, soft flex, wood power ply, fusion base, medicine core.  Artist:  Haunted Euth.

Sizes:  143, 147, 153, 155, 158.

Arbor Formula

An accessible all-mountain rocker design that’s exceptionally easy to ride.  The mountain system rocker, directional-twin, beginner to advanced, standard width, medium flex, fusion base, mission II core.  Artist:  Joel Woodman.

Sizes:  148, 152, 155, 158, 161

Arbor Wasteland

Arbor’s flagship snowboard has finally met our flagship system set of technologies, the result is an all new wasteland with its signature street to mountain versatility.  The mountain system, directional-twin, standard width, medium flex, inlaid wood-power ply, rocket base, shaman core.  Artist:  Max Grundy.

Sizes:  153, 157, 161, 165

Arbor Relapse

The classic wid-wide jump board for the more advanced rider.  Camber, true-twin, mid-wide, med-soft flex, intermediate to advanced, wood power ply, fusion base, medicine core.  Artist: TJ Winecoff.

Sizes:  151, 155, 159

Arbor Del Rey

Freestyle performance with aggressively priced value in a cambered true-twin package.  Camber, true-twin, standard width, soft flex, wood power ply, fusion base, mission I core.  Artist:  Joel Woodman

Sizes:  150, 153, 155, 158

Arbor Poparazzi

A super lively cambered performer for women who want Hollywood level, all mountain fun.  Beginner to advanced, camber, directional, soft-flex, wood power ply, fusion base, mission I core.  Artist:  Joel Woodman.

Sizes:  140, 144, 148, 152, 156

Arbor A-Frame

Arbor’s big mountain gun for riders who want superior on-edge performance.  Intermediate to advanced, camber, directional, standard width, med-stiff flex, inlaid wood power ply, rocket base, shaman core.  Artist: Cody Gewertz

Sizes: 158, 162, 166, 170

Arbor Element RX

The ride-it-all addiction of a growing rocker community is nicely fed with the element RX.  The mountain system, directional-twin, standard width, medium flex, wood power ply, rocket base, mystic I core.  Artist:  Joel Woodman.

Sizes:  153, 155, 157, 161, 165

Arbor Element CX

This legendary design has been part of the line since day one, fueling the ride everything addiction with powerful performanceon mountain, in park and beyond.  Camber, directional, standard width, medium flex, wood power ply, rocket base, mystic I core.  Artist:  Joel Woodman.

Sizes:  155, 158, 161, 165

Arbor A-Frame and Element

Arbor Roundhouse RX

A true all-mountain rocker machine that’s built to support larger feet while delivering performance peak to parking lot.  The mountain system, directional-twin, mid-wide, medium flex, wood power ply, rocket base, mystic I core.  Artist:  Joel Woodman.

Sizes:  158, 162, 166

Arbor Roundhouse CX

An advanced all-mountain bomber that’s built wide to support larger feet, yet designed to provide the quickness of a narrower board.  Intermediate to advanced, camber, directional, wide, medium flex, wood power ply, rocket base, mystic I core.  Artist:  Rachel Kim

Sizes:  159, 163, 167

Arbor Coda

Arbor’s on mountain rocker design for serious chargers who readily transition through varied terrain.  The mountain system, directional-twin, standard width, medium flex, bamboo power ply, rocket base, mystic II core.  Artist:  Tadashi Ura

Sizes:  153, 155, 157, 159, 161, 165

Arbor Wasteland, Coda, Roundhouse, Element, Swoon, Westmark

Arbor Cadence

A rocker board designed specifically for women who take a park set of skills to the whole mountain.  The park system, intermediate to advanced, true-twin, med-soft flex, wood power ply, fusion base, medicine core.  Artist:  Ben Tour.

Sizes:  139, 143, 147, 151

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Arbor Push

Designed for women who surf mountains, the push provides all the freeride finesse you’ll need to reach the limits of your big mountain chi.  Camber, directional, intermediate to advanced, medium flex, bamboo power ply, rocket base, medicine core.

Sizes:  144, 148, 152, 156

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From the beginning of time, I was Shannon. From the beginning of snowboarding, I was Shay. From the beginning of online communities, I was Shayboarder. In the end, I’m the writer, photographer, editor, publisher, guru of sorts, product tester, curvy girl, and most importantly the snowboarder behind it all. Follow me on this journey through snowboarding, mountain biking, traveling and fun experiences!

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8 Comments

  1. HoToddygal
    February 21, 2011

    oooh!
    The Swoon, eh?
    Hm -might be what I’ve been waiting for, Arbor!

    Love to the graphics..

    Thanks for posting Shay!
    -HTG

  2. mct_texan
    February 21, 2011

    Those are some slick boards!

    Do you know when these new boards are going to be released?

  3. February 22, 2011

    Toddygal, Look for a review soon. I’ve been riding the swoon here at Mammoth trying it out!

    MCT, they’ll be released late summer/early fall when the 2012 gear comes out.

  4. March 09, 2011

    That haunted euth board is sick!

  5. Pamela
    March 24, 2011

    Shay – How did the Swoon ride? Specifics, please! Will be in the market for a new Arbor this Fall and love the sounds of teh Swoon specs. Plus, looks gorgeous, as always!

    Thanks! Pamela

  6. Matt
    April 02, 2011

    Love the simple graphic on the Element. Will there be any significant difference between the 2012 RX and the 2011 version?

  7. May 03, 2011

    Pamela, sorry for the delay on the swoon! Just posted up the review today!

    http://www.shayboarder.com/2011/05/snowboard-review-11-12-arbor-swoon.html

  8. River
    July 25, 2011

    holy shit the blacklist is bad ass! I cant read the guys shit.. something about summer is over and not being slaves… loving the clenched fist!!!