The first time I ever set foot on an Arbor it was this exact model and with that maiden voyage on that years Coda I saw everything Arbor had to offer. Their combination of reverse camber and grip tech makes all the difference in the world with how these boards ride. In all those seasons that have past this board still doesn’t disappoint.
Board: Arbor Coda
Camber Option: All mountain system. Center reverse with grip tech under foot.
Bindings: Raiden Phantoms
Stance: 22.5 Wide 18 negative 15 goofy.
Boots: K2 UFO Size 10
My Weight: 165
Resort: A Basin
Conditions: Sunny bluebird slightly firmer snow.
Flex: Softer in the nose then stiffening up under foot and in the tail. Little bit of give torsionally to allow for center twisting when initiating turns.
Stability: The nose had a bit of chatter but over all this board is stable but lively.
Ollies: You can load up the tips and snap. Granted the tail will have more snap than the nose due to the flex.
Pop On Jumps: You can send a jump on this board without a problem.
Butterability: The nose being softer lets you play around on that a bit better than the tail.
Jibbing: It’ll get the job done but you have to put a bit more effort into it.
Carving: You can rail a turn underfoot due to the griptech. This board is at home laying carves all the way down the mountain.
Rider in Mind: Someone that doesn’t want a twin and will ride the whole mountain.
Personal Thoughts: This board really hasn’t changed since the last time I reviewed it. It’s still a consistently solid ride that can handle it all. If anything I would say it’s a slightly directional Westmark or Blacklist in how it rides albeit with just a bit more give in the nose.
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