Board: Arbor Formula
Camber Option: The System. A true center reverse camber.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 22.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 T1 DB Size 10
My Weight: 175lbs
Conditions: Slightly overcast and cold with firmer early morning snow.
Flex: Lets not make any qualms about this board, it’s soft. It’s designed for a beginner to low intermediate level rider. Which is great if you’re starting out, but as you progress you will outgrow it.
Stability: The stability is pretty much non-existent due to the flex and reverse camber of this board. So if charging is your thing, look elsewhere, but once again this board is designed for a beginner so it’s not supposed to be super stable.
Ollies: The soft flex of this board doesn’t let it give a lot of snap. This means all the pop comes from you as a rider. So strengthen those leg muscles.
Pop On Jumps: The lip does all the work. I would also caution hitting a jump over 20 feet on this stunt stick, just not conducive.
Butterability: Oh look something this board stands out at. Yes, it’s reverse camber and soft. This board is great for learning ground presses.
Jibbing: If you’re on a budget and want a soft noodle this would make a great jib stick. This thing wraps around rails and boxes when sliding sideways, nose/tail presses come with ease.
Carving: If you’re learning edge control the forgiving flex will help with learning how to lock into a carve, if you’re an accomplished rider then you better prepare yourself to push through this board.
Rider in Mind: A first timer that’s just getting into snowboarding or someone that wants a really soft jib board.
Personal Thoughts: This is a beginner riders dream stick. It’s soft, reverse camber, and forgiving. You can learn the basics for a decent price and then upgrade to a stiffer deck that will give you more attributes to helping you perform.
Comparable Boards: Rossignol Trickstick, K2 Raygun, Flow Merc
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This board was loaned to us for review by Arbor Snowboards marketing department.
*Disclaimer this board has not changed for 2017 so we carried the 2016 review over.