Board: Arbor Shreddy Krueger
Camber Option: Reclined Parabolic Rocker. A set back reverse camber for the powder gun shape.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 22.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 T1 DB Size 10
My Weight: 170lbs
Conditions: A storm slowly rolling in on gray skies, mix of puking snow to light snow fall, cold temps, a few inches of powder and soft fast groomers.
Flex: While some companies make stiffer powder guns, the Shreddy Krueger is softer and more playful. The nose is softer than under the insert packs which are more middle of the road and the tail is stiffer. There’s an abundance of torsional give which makes it even more playful.
Stability: This is not the most stable powder deck I’ve been on. With the reclined reverse camber and the softer nose you get a lot of chatter at speeds in variable conditions. This board is very lively which as most know means it’s not damp. Due to this you can feel every vibration in the snow.
Ollies/Pop: If you ever wanted to turn that little roller with some fresh pow into a giant pillow popper, this is the board for you. The boost out of this board matches up to the pop of other staple decks in the Arbor line up like the Coda, Element, and Westmark. I spent so much time sending it off little powder drops it was amazing.
Butterability: That pointy tip will catch in shallow snow once it hits the firm ground underneath. In deep snow though, the sky is the limit.
Carving: Railing turns is one of the most fun parts about this board. You can really crank hard turns and get low on the corduroy. This lends a bit of versatility to the board as it’s not just a deep pow board. For those not familiar with Arbor they have Griptech which is two extra contact points at the insert pack. This gives supreme edge hold and lets you ride the board like a skateboard with loose trucks.
Rider in Mind: The person that is powder chasing, laying carves, and not afraid to do a couple spins with a directional shaped board.
Personal Thoughts: Why haven’t I ridden this sooner? This board delivers. You get the powder gun shape with the playfulness of a freestyle board like the Westmark. Popping off natural and man made features was so much fun and it brought new dimensions to the mountain. Don’t let the pow shape fool you, this board is highly versatile.
Comparable Boards: Salomon Sick Stick, Flow Darwin, Burton Mod Fish.
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This board was loaned to us for review from the Arbor Snowboards marketing department.