Board: Arbor Coda Rocker
Camber Option: The System Rocker. Reverse camber between the feet with added contact points called Grip tech under foot.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 22.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 T1 DB Size 10
My Weight: 170lbs
Conditions: Sunny bluebird skies, cold temps, firm fresh corduroy, and hidden mini pockets of powder.
Flex: This board has an all mountain flex that boarders on a middle of the road park flex as well. This makes it playful and fun. The tips have the most give, stiffer under foot, and then between the feet it matches the flex of the tips. The torsional flex in the middle mimics the lateral flex.
Stability: This board is lively so throw the idea of a damp ride out the window. You can feel everything in this board. At high speeds in chunder and mogul death runs you will feel every variation in the snow. This is why the board is more all mountain freestyle and less all mountain freeride.
Ollies: The center reverse camber gives this board a skate inspired pop which means you don’t have to load it up. This makes it so much fun for hitting side hits, boosting off powder bumps, and sending rollers. If you want to pop, you can pop with ease. This board is designed to jump.
Pop On Jumps: Ride in, go through the tranny, and snap off the lip. Small, medium, and large jumps are not an issue with this board. If you think you can hit it, then hit it.
Butterability: The tip shape gives a unique profile for buttering on. It is really prevalent in powder and lets you snap out of the butter. On groomers it’s even easier to play around.
Jibbing: The flex of this board is playful enough to hit jibs at medium or fast speeds. Slow speed jibbing you just want to be a bit more on point. The sweet spot in the tips is great for locking into presses and the board has enough snap to pop out of anything.
Carving: Griptech is the real deal. It lets you sink that edge in and lock in through the carve. Whether you’re doing short mellow turns, tight aggressive one, or Euro-carving around people like it’s a slalom course this board never disappoints or washes out.
Rider in Mind: The all mountain freestyle rider that will spend equal parts on groomers, in the park, and chasing pow.
Personal Thoughts: I’ve always had a blast on this board since day one. It’s a board you can get on and just know it’s not going to suck. The versatility of it makes it fun for a magnitude of riders. The snap out of this thing also helps add more dimensions to playing around on boring terrain.
Comparable Boards: Marhar Regent, Rossignol Templar, Capita Indoor Survival
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This board was loaned to us for review by Arbor Snowboards marketing department.
*Disclaimer this board has not changed for 2018 so we carried the 2016 review over.*