Board: Arbor Cosa Nostra
Camber Option: The Rocker System. Reverse camber in the center with added contact points under foot.
Bindings: K2 Lein AT
Stance: 21.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 177lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Overcast skies, times of puking snow, about a half a foot of fresh snow in most spots, and a little bit of wind.
Flex: The tail is stiffer on this board than the nose, while the center has a bit of play to it. The torsional give isn’t as abundant compared to the Shreddy Krueger.
Stability: Charging through varying terrain this board handled all bumps and jostling like a champ. It wanted to push through chunder and even on groomed runs there was minimal chatter.
Ollies/Pop: This board was very skate like in how it initiated pop off hits. You just slapped the tail down hard and poof you were in the air. Not the most poppy deck I’ve been on but enough to keep me satiated.
Butterability: The center reverse camber really helps with doing butters. Would I recommend doing a lot of them with this board? Probably not, but a high speed one through some fresh powder won’t kill you.
Carving: This board digs and holds an edge perfectly when ripping carves on groomers. In the chunder and wind blown the edge never once washed out. You can really push the tail through a turn and have it slingshot back out from all the energy the deck possesses.
Rider in Mind: Powder enthusiast that will be riding some groomers from time to time.
Personal Thoughts: This board is a beefed up Shreddy Krueger. I had fun surfing the mountain on it and getting it into varying fresh snow conditions. On groomers it ripped hard turns with ease.
Comparable Boards: Rome Sawtooth, Burton Gatekeeper, Ride Berzerker
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This board was loaned to us for review from Arbor Snowboards marketing department.