2013 Arbor Westmark Used and Reviewed
The Westmark is one of those boards that I think just about anyone could ride and be content. It handles it all and does well. Three years ago if you said I would be riding Arbor boards for park and loving them I and a few others probably would have laughed you out of the room, but time changes and so do companies. Arbors found a way to adapt and the Westmark is a solid choice in the old stunt reservation.
Board: Arbor Westmark
Camber Option: The Park System. Center reverse camber with Griptech under foot.
Bindings: Raiden Phantoms
Stance: 22.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 UFO Size 10
My Weight: 165
Resort: Copper and Breckenridge
Conditions: Firm rock hard groomers in the morning at Copper with a bit of softening up and possibly the deadliest terrain park on earth. Breckenridge in slushy mashed potato snow in the afternoon under bluebird skies.
Flex: Middle of the road park flex. Noticeably softer in the tips stiffening up under foot and with a good amount of torsional give.
Stability: You get some death flap in the nose when charging hard into chunder and the torsional give probably isn’t super ideal for death snow but it gets the job done if you stay light on your feet.
Ollies: You can snap this board up in the air on anything. It loads and pops so well it’s amazing.
Pop On Jumps: This board is meant to hit jumps of varying size and caliber without issue. The pop over all is so easy to set up and get that last minute boost off the lip that you don’t have to fear it.
Butterability: Softer tips and reverse camber it doesn’t get easier than that.
Jibbing: The nose has an abrupt kick with a wide flat spot that allows for locking into presses. This board is just at home jibbing as it is jumping.
Carving: Griptech works and as much as some people will bitch about extra bumps in the sidecut who gives a fuck. You can rail a hard turn and really drive through carves whether short or long.
Rider in Mind: All mountain park rider that wants to play around on the mountain but needs more than what the Draft can offer.
Personal Thoughts: It’s kind of a given that I would like this board based on the fact it’s a narrower version of the Blacklist which I have owned two of. It handles just like it but with a little less surface area which I personally prefer. Jumps, Jibs, Tranny Finding, Butterying, Side Hits, etc. etc. it handles them all with a breeze this deck is solid.
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