Board: Arbor Sin Nombré
Camber Option: The Camber System. Traditional camber with added Griptech contact points under foot and Uprise Fenders that raise the tip and tail contact point up 3mm’s.
Bindings: K2 Lein AT
Stance: 21.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 177lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Overcast skies, times of puking snow and low visibility, and firm fast snow.
Flex: This board has a slightly stiffer all mountain freestyle flex making it ebb more towards all mountain and less towards freestyle. The tips have just a bit more give than the mid section of the board and the torsional give is there but not abundant.
Stability: This board is stable but not so damp it makes for a dead ride.
Ollies: The pop you get out of the camber on this board is great. Just be prepared to load it up and really initiate it. If you’re being lazy and trying to do it at the last minute you won’t get as much snap.
Pop On Jumps: This board is at home in the jump line. Load up the tail and boost it as much or as little as you want.
Butterability: Having the Uprise Fenders is nice for not catching your contact points when sizzling and swiveling on the snow. The camber makes you work for any press but when you lock in you’re golden.
Jibbing: Would I want to jib on this board daily? No, could you? Yes. It locks into presses and fights you with the camber profile, it slides sideways decent enough, but it favors jumps over jibs.
Carving: The Griptech gives an added bonus when ripping a hard turn or two. This board is designed to lay a trench in the snow and still want more. Whether doing short quick turns or long drawn out carves you’re never going to have to worry about them faultering.
Rider in Mind: Someone that’s riding it all with more emphasis on the all mountain aspect over the freestyle side of things.
Personal Thoughts: This board is great for charging around and popping off side hits or going in the park to do some aggressive freestyle maneuvers. Over all I can see it’s appeal for backcountry freestyle over being a resort board. The tip shape is unique and does cut through snow quite well.
Comparable Boards: Lib Swiss Knife, Endeavor KTV, Ride Berzerker
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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.*