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 2012-2015.
If you like the idea of the discontinued 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