The Arbor Shreddy Kruger is all about Powder and sadly we didn’t get to ride this in powder. The season we got a hold of this was pretty shitty. We had just plain old soft groomers which is a shame. Just from riding in groomers you could tell with that directional set back continuous rocker that it’s all about float in deep powder and nothing really else.
Conditions: Mostly soft Sierra Snow with some varied conditions
Riders: James, Mike,
Boots: Burton Imperial
Bindings: Burton Stay Calm
Set Up: Set back something about 23″ wide 15 front 0 back
There are many powder boards that can hang on groomers when it’s not dumping but based on our groomer experience it’s more of a pure powder board.
Approximate Weight: Feels normal
On Snow Feel: Kind of loose and playful.
Turn Initiation: Easy and quick edge to edge that seems like it would be easy darting in and out of a tight tree line.
Flex: Felt medium to med/stiff
Edge Hold: The grip tech system that has a bump at each binding insert that gives you a good hold on harder snow you might find on the way to a powder stash.
Powder: This is really what the Arbor Shreddy Kruger is really all about. It’s one of the only Arbor boards that have grip tech and a set back.
Carving: Pretty loose and washy. It’s not a board that’s really made for carving up groomers.
Speed: It’s no A-Frame of Steep Water but it’s got enough dampness to handle any speed in powder.
Uneven Terrain: Easy over bumps and quick to get through destroyed bumpy powder to get to the fresh stuff.
Jumps: Nice pop from between the feet.
Jibbing: I would rather not
Pipe: Same goes for jibbing.
Bottom line is I want to spend more time with this board and get it on a few powder days to really see how it compares to many of our favorite powder boards. I have a feeling it will fare well.