The Arbor Coda represents that blend of all mountain freestyle versatility that makes it just as much at home slashing deep pow as it does hitting your favorite jib line in the terrain park. The shape is possibly the most unique aspect of this snowboard and helps with its over all terrain dominance.
Board: Arbor Coda
Camber Option: The System. A center reverse camber.
Bindings: K2 Formula
Stance: 22.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 175lbs
Conditions: Sunny blue skies, colder temps, left over powder in spots, and pristine groomers.
Flex: Softer tips, stiffer through the middle, and a decent amount of torsional give. This makes for an all mountain freestyle blend.
Stability: The boards stable under foot, but has a bit of chatter in the tips. Over all it’s not a damp ride it’s just very lively which lets you have a better board to snow feel.
Ollies: The tip shape gives a wider flat surface for pop. This is helped with the reverse camber which lets you pop it like a skateboard. Popping into and off of powder patches was easy enough and rollers were this boards best friend.
Pop On Jumps: With reverse camber you don’t have to load the tips like you would other boards and this lets you get that last minute snap off a lip. The flex and snap of this board really lent itself to boosting off the lip and making it way past the knuckle with ease.
Butterability: The tip shape gives a wide surface area to play around on and the reverse camber plus the flex only help with getting every which way you want on snow. Basically this board can butter.
Jibbing: This board is no slouch for jibbing. You can come in hot and hit the rail or box with ease and it will lock into a press. The blunt shape of the tips gives a really solid sweet spot that locks and holds presses.
Carving: Griptech works. Having contact points under foot lets you steer reverse camber easier. As you transition from edge to edge it just flows effortlessly from toe to heel and back. The sidecut is deep enough to get low and really rail out a hard turn.
Rider in Mind: The all mountain freestyle guy who puts a bit more effort on freestyle than freeride.
Personal Thoughts: I’ve ridden this board every year for the last 4 years and it never disappoints with its versatility. Sure it might be from a new factory and built just a tad bit different but after a few laps it was like riding a deck I had been on numerous times. Taking it through tight trees, chopped up pow, and the park it handled it all with ease. The tip shape is unique and versatile. In pow it funnels the snow out and away as it rises to the top, on jibs it has a real big sweet spot to lock in, and off jumps you have a nice little notch to do grabs.
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Disclaimer: This board was sent to us for product review from the Arbor Snowboards marketing director. This was a pre-production model there could be changes in the production model.