Board: Arbor Zygote Twin
Camber Option: System Camber. Parabolic camber with Griptech sidecut and “fenders” that lift the contact points.
Bindings: Flux DS
Stance: Goofy, 21in wide, 9/-9
Boots: Ride Fuse 8
My Weight: 155lbs
Conditions: Mid season goodness. Good snow, good park.
Flex: Soft, heading towards noodle but not quite there. It’s a jib oriented flex for sure.
Stability: It is camber so you do have a little bit of stability, but the camber is where it comes from, not the flex. You’re gonna feel everything you ride over. The Griptech on the camber does a good job aiding with your ability to hold a line through crud since you can just center your weight and maintain some grip.
Ollies: It’s a jib pop. It will be enough to get you on to any manner of metal or concrete. There is a little bit of preload being camber but with the softer jib flex and the way the camber is shaped it doesn’t need much load. You can still get away with a strong legged skate pop.
Pop On Jumps: The camber is what really does it. There’s just enough there to get you over a 30-40ftr but not much more than that.
Butterability: Super buttery. On the tail if you get a little too far over it the flat shape can catch, but as long as you’re paying attention it won’t get you too hard. It never put me down. The flared contact points are awesome for buttering as they just let you slide around unhindered. The parabolic camber gives a really nice almost flat platform to push into outside the foot and you can just lean into it and snap out.
Jibbing: Soft camber is awesome for jibbing. The parabolic camber makes the zone outside your foot a mellower camber that locks really well into presses, you can just lean into the whole tip. Camber locks into boardslides awesome and the softer flex lets the board wrap the rail.
Carving: It’s a jib deck so it’s not gonna be throwing down mach 7 euro’s but you can definitely get your nips on the snow. The way system camber carves is a bit of something to get used to as it’s a bit of a blend between camber and Arbors system rocker. You really start your turn at the Griptech contact points and slowly at the apex you transition to the traditional contact points and finish pushing through the Griptech again. So you can sort of pressure the sidecut like you would with camber but you keep your weight more centered like you do with rocker. For technical riders it’s something to get used to but on a softer deck it actually worked really well for me.
Rider in Mind: Jib/park rat looking for camber precision and a standout shape.
Personal Thoughts: I have had a ton of fun on this board and was something that I spent a lot of time on throughout the season. The days I’d head out with the intention of rallying the park all day, or just cruising with the friends taking it easy, this is what I’d grab. It’s an all mountain capable jib board.
Comparable Boards: Ride Kink, Rome Reverb, Endeavor Live
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This board was loaned to us for review from Arbor Snowboards marketing department.