Board: Arbor Coda
Camber Option: Camber System. Arbors camber reinvented; traditional camber with Griptech under foot for added contact and Uprise Fenders so the tip and tail contact points are elevated.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 177lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Sun poking through clouds, light snow, colder temps, and a bit of wind.
Flex: A true middle of the road playful all mountain flex. More give in the tips, stable under foot, and a fair amount of torsional give.
Stability: This board is stable to a point then it does get bucked around a little bit in excessive chunder. Overall the board does a good job at dampening minimal vibrations.
Ollies: Having camber always helps with snap if you know how to load it. The Camber System on this deck is playful and easy to initiate but it does let you send it to the moon when you want to.
Pop On Jumps: Small, medium, or large jumps shouldn’t be an issue with this board. I will say that the snap off the edge of the board is impeccable and really shows how well you can load this board up.
Butterability: Pressing into the nose or tail on this board you’ll realize right away there’s an immense sweet spot and that it just wants to lock in to the snow. The flex is great for playing around all over. What really sticks out is how the Uprise Fenders lift the contact points so they don’t catch.
Jibbing: Nose or tail presses this board locks in perfectly. Sliding sideways is a breeze and you do have the added bonus of the elevated contact points.
Carving: Here’s what had me second guessing this board. I had it wash out on edge more than once when doing hard toeside and heelside turns. The contact point that has the Uprise Fender would disengage and I would find myself slipping out. Once I figured that out I found that there was a sweet spot to the carve but not to push it too much. Now this might have been attributed to being on the 153 instead of the next size up or it could be the camber profile.
Rider in Mind: The guy that’s ripping the park, pipe, groomer, powder, and everything in between and wants a deck with camber that doesn’t suck.
Personal Thoughts: I love the tip shape of this board, it’s one of my favorite designs out there right now. It’s fun to see how it cuts through snow and yet still lets you play on it. Overall this board does not disappoint, it’s one of those decks that really is a true quiver killer deck.
Comparable Boards: Rome National, Marhar Archaic, Rossignol Jibsaw
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This board was loaned to us for review from Arbor Snowboards marketing department.
*Disclaimer this board did not change for 2018 so we carried the 2017 review over.*