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- Arbor Element Camber Snowboard · 2022
- Arbor Foundation Snowboard · 2022
- CaPiTa Defenders of Awesome Snowboard · 2022
- Jones Mountain Twin Snowboard · 2022
- Yes. Typo Snowboard
- Arbor Element Snowboard
- Rome Warden Snowboard · 2021
- Arbor Ethos Women's Snowboard · 2022
- Jones Frontier Snowboard · 2022
- Salomon Pulse Snowboard · 2022
Arbor Element Camber Snowboard · 2022
Rip park laps with confidence with great pop and a fun medium flex for hitting rails. Carve the path down the groomers with good edge control and detuned tips and tails before they leave the factory so you don't catch edges.
The Element is a super versatile daily driver with fantastic edge hold & tons of pop! High end double barrel core with a Paulownia & Poplar blend & bamboo stringers.
Arbor Foundation Snowboard · 2022
The Arbor Foundation Snowboard is a medium flex board that is ideal for hitting whatever features you can find on the mountain and the grip tech under foot ensures you have control when you need it. This classic, all-around, all-mountain board has a parabolic rocker that is ideal for a surfy ride, natural float, and buttery turns and spins!
Great for cruising groomers and riding park. GripTech for added edge hold on those icy days.
CaPiTa Defenders of Awesome Snowboard · 2022
A legendary all-mountain twin-shaped freestyle deck that has brought the stoke out of every rider who has touched this board. Mid-flexing (5/10), with their Blaster Dual-core features poplar strips and paulownia core that provides tons of pop, stability, and playfulness. The profile is a slight positive camber to flat, to slight rocker to the tip and tail, great for jibbing, pressing, precise edge hold, quick turn initiation and stability off of landings. This board will shine in the park, but is an all resort destroyer.
A go-to for crushing park laps and bombing groomers. It's a blast everywhere. I've had mine for 3 seasons and it's amazing anywhere inbounds. Even on pow days if you set back your stance, it's awesome!
- Just about everything.
- CAPiTA calls the ridge type for this board: "The Perfectionist that wants to ride one of the best snowboards ever designed."
Jones Mountain Twin Snowboard · 2022
Jones premier all-mountain freestyle board designed for the rider who loves to the park but really shines all over the resort, off-piste, and backcountry hits. Mid-flexing (6/10), with a 3D contour base spoon shape to the nose and tail gives this board quick and effortless turn initiation and exceptional float for a true twin. Cam rock profile - camber underfoot and plenty of rocker to the nose and tail. For Jones, this board is very playful, it can jib and press, spin on the flats, and you can send it in the park or resort side hits if you like. The profile makes it a great board to carve up the groomers. Intermediate to advanced riders will love this board for you one board quiver daily driver!
The Jones Mountain Twin is an extremely versatile directional twin designed with all mountain rippers in mind. This board is a jack-of-all-trades and a one-stop shop for multi-terrain fun. Traction Tech edges paired with the CamRock profile and a 3D Contour base make sure you are locked in on turns in any condition, while still providing the forgiveness you need when you decide to get jibby. The blunted tips offer reduced swing weight for spinning off of side-hits and transitioning through the trees. The Sintered 8000 base ensures easy maintenance and high speeds. What more could you ask for?! This baby has it all!
Great for popping off of natural features, riding switch, and making the whole mountain your playground.
It has camber between the feet for solid edge hold and a locked in carve, with some rocker in the tip and tail for added float and forgiveness.
Jones makes excellent freeride oriented boards, and this is no exception. It can hold its in the jump line, but really shines as an all mountain machine for hitting natural features and hauling down groomers.
Yes. Typo Snowboard
Camrock 2-4-2 and underbite tech give this board great grip on the mountain and a bit of float if you run into powder. A true all mountain deck that leans a bit into freestyle arena. A great board for beginners to intermediates that will grow with you instead of out grow.
All terrain shredding in all conditions. Rocker in the nose and tail helps with float in POW while the camber and underbite keep this board ready to pop edge to edge and off side hits.
Arbor Element Snowboard
The Arbor Element rocker is really an all mountain do anything shredder. The system rocker gives a nice surfy feel while the grip tech hold the edge when you're in the turn. It's a nice medium flex giving it a playful profile while still being stable.
A classic in Arbor's lineup, the rocker profile makes this a great all-mountain option that can handle everything from groomers to powder to tree runs. The grip-tech edges help ensure your edge control in any conditions.
Hit any terrain with confidence and flow. If you're looking for the surfy vibe on the snow, this is a great choice. Reliable edge for control and gripping turns but flexible enough to get spinny in the park.
Rome Warden Snowboard · 2021
Camber underfoot and rocker out in the tip and tail, this is a slightly directional shredder that will sling out of groomer carves with power. Highly versatile directional twin designed for the hard charger yet playful enough for buttering and popping off side hits!
Park laps, groomers, side hits, you name it, the Warden can rip it. Killer mid-flex all-mountain rig from Rome, this one gives you a rocker at the tips and camber in between the inserts providing tons of response when you need it, but can keep things mellow if you so desire. Combined with a directional twin shape you get tons of stability while still being able to approach stuff switch.
Directional twin, mid-flexing deck designed for all-mountain destruction! Positive camber profile, carves hard, slays pow, and has a nice flex for fresstyle fun. Turns the resort into your playground!
Arbor Ethos Women's Snowboard · 2022
The Arbor Ethos Women's Snowboard is a beginner-intermediate board that is built to be a fun, catch-free ride anywhere on the mountain. It's playful, easy to turn for enjoying every moment even at slower speeds as you progress. The rocker profile, as well as the softer flex rating, provides excellent maneuverability on the mountain. It's great for greens, blues, ice/crud, park, and riding switch! Arbor is also one of the most eco-friendly board companies out there.
This is a fully rockered deck that will be quite noodly and playful. This means that the edges curve away from the snow instead of towards it, so turn initiation is easier and catch free. If you like to get buttery and and surfy, this is the deck for you!
Jones Frontier Snowboard · 2022
If you're looking for a one quiver board that can do it all, look no further! This stick is designed for hard charging any terrain. It has a directional rocker profile with camber under foot for added stability. This is a freestyle/freeride beast that can't wait to eat some snow and offer you a taste of what true freedom to use the mountain as your playground is like.
This board is a fantastic option for those wanting a one-stop, do-it-all, all-mountain board that doesn't sacrifice too much freestyle and fun potential. It can handle powder, trees, groomers, and even some side hits. Just a blast to ride!
Salomon Pulse Snowboard · 2022
Ideal for beginner to intermediate riders looking for a high-quality board to take their riding to the next level. It has a friendly all-mountain flex and profile that make carving and cruising around very approachable. Rocker in the tip and tail and camber between the feet is the go-to modern all-mountain profile for maximum edge hold and ease of turn initiation and forgiveness. This will be easy to manipulate edge to edge and will not buck you or catch an edge very easily. Designed for progression, this is a great option if you want to expand your riding to more terrain.
A versatile entry-level board, designed to facilitate progression. A directional twin, soft flexing, all-mountain freestyle feel. A flat-out camber profile and Bite Free Edges make this board very forgiving and less likely to catch an edge. A great board for someone just getting into the sport or looking for a quality constructed board that won't break the bank!
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