Arbor Relapse 2014 - 2012 Review by The Good Ride

The Arbor Relapse is a new Camber board in the line that many companies are re-introducing which a lot of riders (especially old schoolers) will like.  If you want a mellow ride the Relapse isn’t a top choice.  The Arbor Relapse is like a stiffer and slightly higher end version of the  Arbor Del Rey that is made for jumps and more aggressive/technical all mountain freestyle riding. Nothings really changed from 2012-2014.

If you like the idea of the Arbor Blacklist bent backwards the Arbor Relapse is a good choice.  It has traditional pop off the tip/tail that is close to the Westmark that creates a fun tail generated spring. The Arbor Relapse also has that super fun stability that only a camber or mostly camber board can deliver. The Arbor Relapse is stiffer between the feet and softer on the tip/tail so it can be a little more playful when slowing down for a butter or jib but it’s not ideal compared to many other boards.  Even though camber boards like the Arbor Relapse are more technical and not as forgiving as rocker boards they provide a more powerful ride that many still really appreciate. It would be ideal to have this board for normal days and then have a rocker board for powder or days you are feeling more mellow.

 

2013 Arbor Relapse

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Price US $399

Arbor Relapse Review And Buying Advice

Approx. Weight

Feels Normal

Riding Style

Aggressive All Mountain Freestyle

Riding Level

Intermediate - Expert

Available Widths

Mid/Wide

Manufactured in

Dubai by SWS

Shape

True Twin

Camber Profile

Traditional Camber

Stance

Centered

On Snow Feel

Semi-Catchy

Turn Initiation

Moderate

Flex

Medium

Edge Hold

Medium Snow

Powder

Poor

Carving

Average

Speed

Good

Uneven Terrain

Good

Switch

Excellent

Jumps

Great

Jibbing

Average

Pipe

Good

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