Board: Arbor Relapse
Camber Option: Traditional Camber. It’s like that antique car your dad always said was the most tried and true.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 22.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 T1DB Size 10
My Weight: 175lbs
Conditions: Sun, clouds, and fresh corduroy as far as the eye can see.
Flex: This board has that versatile middle of the road park flex. The very ends of the tips do have more play which allows for better buttering and pressing when jibbing.
Stability: The tips do get a bit chattery when riding varying or chundery terrain. While not overly damp it is lively.
Ollies: This board has snap and pop! Seriously load up the camber and just boost!
Pop On Jumps: If you like jumping and camber this is the board for you. So much pop on jumps whether small or large.
Butterability: The traditional camber makes you work a bit more to get the press and play you want on snow. Once you find that perfect sweet spot though, you’re golden.
Jibbing: If you can’t press this isn’t the board for you. The traditional camber profile makes you work to lock into presses and slides. The bonus is the slightly softer tips and blunt shape have a great sweet spot for allowing you the rider to lock into presses.
Carving: Short mellow turns require no effort. If you want to drive a hard carve the flex in the middle of the board is soft enough to help engage the edge to grip and drive through the arc of the carve. Basically if you know how to ride, this board will carve.
Rider in Mind: Traditional camber enthusiasts that will venture outside the park and want a bit of play in their board.
Personal Thoughts: This is what you call a versatile deck that is more at home in the park, but can still venture around the mountain. The softer tips are fun for playing around on while the traditional camber and middle of the road flex really let you set an edge and carve.
Comparable Boards: Interior Plain Project Honalee, Jones Mountain Twin, Rome Mod Stale
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This board was loaned to us for review by Arbor Snowboards marketing department.
*Disclaimer this board did not change for 2017 so we carried the 2016 review over.