Arbor Company Info

 

2019

The A-Frame is a new twist on an old favorite. The directional A-Frame has long been a lynchpin of the Arbor line, known for its relentless edge hold and unparalleled stability at speed. The newly redesigned shape is built with System Camber. The addition of Grip-Tech contact points underfoot and Uprise Fenders creates an unmatched carving machine, with an amazing ability to rail on edge, and charge through the chop at speed.

Notable Features

  • American Black Walnut / Black Hand Dyed Ash Power Ply
  • Highland Core – Our highest-end core, made from a blend of estate grown Poplar and Paulownia to provide the light-weight performance ideal for backcountry and pow
  • Sintered Base – A higher molecular weight, sintered base that provides added durability and speed.
  • Mixed Glassing – A triax over biax lay-up that’s best for versatility: pow, backcountry, groomers, jumps, & more.
  • 2×4 14-Pack Inserts – Provide a wide stance range, while at the same time delivering critical micro adjustability.
  • Tapered Tail
  • Carbon A-Frame Board Reinforcement – A carbon fiber insert from the contact points to the inserts. Creates structural a-frames for improved torsional performance in the steeps and at speed, without negatively affecting high speed turn initiation.
  • A 360 degree, fully wrapped sidewall that eliminates the need for tip fill, while effectively tying the whole snowboard together. A technology that delivers incredibly tight tolerances for improved board life and durability.
  • Knucklehead Tip Profile – Peak to parking lot with extra punch for powder.
  • Three Year Warranty
  • Flex-9/10
  • Sizes: 158, 162, 165MW, 170W

2016

A contemporary big-mountain gun for riders who want superior on-edge camber performance and exceptional float in powder. The A-frame will lock and hold a deeply carved line, provide powerful control in the steeps, and deliver amazing stability at speed.
– Premium Inlaid Power Ply Top
– Steelhead Tip
– 2×4 14-Pack Inserts
– Highland Core
– Triax Glassing
– Carbon A-Frames
– 360 Rails
– Sintered Base
2015

A-FRAME

Camber / Directional / Med-Stiff Flex

INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED
A contemporary big-mountain gun for riders who want superior on-edge camber performance and exceptional float in powder. The A-frame will lock and hold a deeply carved line, provide powerful control in the steeps, and deliver amazing stability at speed.

1. 2×4 14-Pack Inserts – creates maximum stance adjustability

2. Power Ply Top – structural, performance enhancing real wood

3. Ply made with premium palisander, walnut, and el dorado stringers

4. Triax Glassing – a stiffer lay-up for high-load, on-edge performance

5. Blended Paulownia-Poplar wood core – lighter weight durability

6. 360-Degree Full Wrap Sidewalls – durability and impact resistance

7. Carbon A-Frames – torsion springs that deliver critical edge hold

8. Sintered Base – a faster, more durable material

 

 

Arbor A-Frame 2013

INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED

A big-mountain gun for riders who want superior on-edge performance; the A-frame will lock-and-hold a deeply carved line, provide powerful control in the steeps, and deliver amazing stability at speed.

 

Arbor A-Frame 2012

Camber / Directional / Standard Width / Med-Stiff Flex
Intermediate to Advanced
158, 162, 166, 170 cm
Arbor’s big-mountain gun for riders who want superior on-edge performance; the A-frame will lock-and-hold a deeply carved line, provide powerful control in the steeps, and deliver amazing stability at speed. Unique Bamboo Power Rails deliver unmatched return.
Inlaid Wood Power Ply / Rocket Base / Shaman Core
Artist: Cody Gewertz

THE TOPSHEET

POWER PLY – The A-Frame’s inlaid wood Power Ply works like a 3rd layer of fiberglass. During construction resin locks the Power Ply’s dense natural fibers in place, creating a composite layer that structurally enhances the board for added return and improved durability. Our Power Ply technology allows us to reduce our overall reliance on chemically treated fiberglass and petroleum-based resin by up to 20%, which also provides important weight reduction. All of our wood Power Plys are produced using a range of sustainably sourced, natural wood veneers. The variance of real wood grain creates a one-of-a-kind look on each board made with this technology.

BIO-FILM – Every board in the Arbor line is built with an ultra thin protective top foil made using 30% caster bean based bio-plastic. This top sheet protects the board from damage caused by loose bindings, out-of-control skiers, or other unforeseen impacts. Its natural glossy nature also eliminates the need for environmentally harmful clear coats.

THE CORE

SHAMAN CORE – Our lightest, most tech core; designed for high-end mountain or park riding; built with a 50/50 blend of Paulownia and Poplar woods. Paulownia is a highly renewable, balsa-like species that delivers ultra lightweight performance. Unlike Balsa, Paulownia wood’s tensile strength is similar to traditional wood core materials, which allows us to deliver maximum weight reduction, without reducing durability. FSC certified, sustainably sourced Poplar is then added to provide more compression strength.

SHADOW FLEX – A slight tapered thinning of the core profile between the bindings, improves: turn and spin initiation; tracking in mixed conditions, on the flats, and during landings; and performance on rails, boxes, and jibs.

THE BASE

ROCKET BASE – A higher molecular weight, wax-infused sintered base that provides unmatched durability and speed.

THE SIDECUT

STANDARD PROGRESSIVE – A blended tri-radial sidecut design that provides tighter turning and quicker initiation, while maintaining stability at speed, when flat boarding, and during landings

THE SIDEWALLS

POWER RAILS – Made from environmentally friendly bamboo, delivers amazing landing and impact durability, unmatched edge performance, and powerful return off your rails.

THE GLASS

HI-LOAD GLASSING – A triax over triax lay-up that is ideal for on-edge performance: steeps, carving, speed, and pipe

THE INSERTS

2X4 14-PACKS – Provides both a wide stance range and amazing micro adjustability; used here to create Arbor’s Mountain Stance, which has a max stance of 24.4?/62cm

THE EDGES

RECYCLED STEEL – Built with hardened steel edges made using 60% recycled steel; provided maximum edge performance.

REINFORCING

CARBON TORSION A-FRAMES – Running carbon fiber out to the contact points from the inserts creates structural a-frames that increase the torsional flex as you move out toward the tip and tail. This increases on-edge performance without negatively affecting turn initiation – designed for carve-oriented, at speed, and in-the-steeps performance.

WARRANTY

TWO-YEAR – Every board in the Arbor line comes with a two-year warranty on material and workmanship. We stand by everything we make.

Arbor A-Frame 2011

A big-mountain gun for riders who want superior on-edge performance; lock-n-hold deeply carved lines, find powerful control in the steeps and amazing stability at speed. New Bamboo Power Rails deliver improved return.

Inlaid Wood Power Ply / Rocket Base / Shaman Core / Mountain Stance

Artist: Cody Gewertz

Check out The A-Frame video for all of the insight into this Arbor Snowboard.

THE TOPSHEET

INLAID WOOD POWER PLY – Arbor’s wood Power Ply works like a 3rd layer of fiberglass – during construction resin locks the dense natural fibers in place, creating a composite layer that structurally enhances a board for added return and improved durability, while allowing for important weight reduction. The Power Ply technology allows Arbor to reduce our overall reliance on chemically treated fiberglass and petroleum-based resin by up to 20%. The Power Ply is produced using sustainably sourced, natural wood veneer. The variance of real wood grain creates a one-of-a-kind look on each board made with this technology.

BIO-FILM – Every board in the Arbor line is now built with an ultra thin protective top foil made using 30% caster bean based bio-plastic. This top sheet protects the board from damage caused by loose bindings, out-of-control skiers, or other unforeseen impacts. Its natural glossy nature also eliminates the need for environmentally harmful clear coats.

WOOD CORE

SHAMAN CORE – Our lightest, most tech core; designed for high-end mountain and park riding; built with a 50/50 blend of Paulownia and Poplar wood. Paulownia is a highly renewable, balsa-like species that delivers ultra lightweight performance. Unlike Balsa, Paulownia wood’s tensile strength is similar to traditional wood core materials, which allows us to deliver maximum weight reduction, without reducing durability. FSC certified, sustainably sourced Poplar is then added to provide more compression strength.

BASE

ROCKET BASE – A higher molecular weight, wax-infused sintered base that provides unmatched durability and speed

SIDECUT

STANDARD PROGRESSIVE – A blended tri-radial sidecut design that provides tighter turning and quicker initiation, while maintaining stability at speed and during landings.

SIDEWALLS

POWER RAILS – Made from environmentally friendly bamboo; deliver amazing landing and impact durability, unmatched edge performance, and powerful return off your rails.

GLASS BALANCING

HI-LOAD GLASSING -triax over triax lay-up that is ideal for on-edge performance: pipe, corners, steeps, carving, and speed.

REINFORCING

CARBON TORSION A-FRAMES – Running carbon fiber out to the contact points from the inserts creates structural a-frames that increase the torsional flex as you move out toward the tip and tail. This increases on-edge performance without negatively affecting turn initiation – designed for carve-oriented, at speed, and in-the-steeps performance.

INSERTS

2X4 14-PACKS – An insert system that provides a wide stance range and amazing micro adjustability; used to create Arbor’s:

Mountain Stance – Max Stance: 24.4? / 62 cm

SHADOW FLEX

SHALLOW SHADOW – Delivers transition and on-edge performance. A slight tapered thinning of the core profile between the bindings, improves: turn and spin initiation; tracking in mixed conditions, on the flats, and during landings; and performance on rails, boxes, and naturals.

EDGES

RECYCLED STEEL – Built with hardened steel edges made with 60% recycled steel; provides maximum edge performance.

2-YEAR WARRANTY

Every board in the Arbor line comes with a two-year warranty on material and workmanship. We stand by everything we make.

Arbor A-Frame 2010
A big-mountain gun for riders who want the highest level of on-edge performance; this directional machine is designed to lock and hold a deeply carved line, provide tight control in the steeps, and deliver stability at higher speeds. An inlaid, structural wood top pays respect to snowboarding’s surf roots.
Rocket Base

An advanced, ultra-high molecular weight sintered compound that provides unmatched durability, wax absorption, and speed.

Shaman Core

Our lightest core, designed for on-mountain and park riding, built with a 50/50 blend of ultra lightweight paulownia wood and poplar for added compression strength.

Progressive – Standard

A blended tri-radial sidecut that provides tighter turning and quicker initiation, while maintaining stability at speed and during landings.

Blended Urethane ABS Sidewall

Made from an advanced blend of ABS and urethane, used on all of our boards to deliver lasting durability and solid edge performance.

Hi-Load Glassing (Triax over Triax)

Best on-edge performance: pipe, corners, steeps, craving, and speed.

Carbon Tortion A-Frames

Running carbon fiber out to the contact points from the inserts creates structural a-frames that increase the torsional flex in the nose and tail, but not between the bindings. This increases on-edge performance without affecting the ease of initiating turns – designed for carve-oriented, freeride performance.

2 x 4 14-Pack Inserts

Provides a huge stance range and the highest level of micro adjustability. (Sumo and Mountain Stances)

Shadow Flex – Shallow

A slight tapered thinning of the core between the bindings, improves turn and spin initiation, tracking in mixed conditions, on the flats, and during landings, and performance on rails, boxes, and naturals. SHALLOW – Transition and On-Edge Performance

Two-Year Warranty

Arbor guarantees to the original buyer that the Arbor snowboard is free of defects in material or workmanship for a period of two-years from the date of purchase.

Durafilm

An ultra thin layer of nylon that tops our full length wood and bamboo topsheets to protect them from damage caused by loose bindings or out-of-control skiers.

Protecting the planet is about the environments we utilize everyday. We need clean air to skate, clean water to surf, and snow to ride.

STRUCTURAL WOOD TOPSHEET – Works like a 3rd layer of fiberglass – during construction resin locks the dense wood fibers in place, creating a composite layer that structurally enhances a board, providing added return and durability, while allowing for important weight reduction.

FSC CERTIFIED WOOD CORES – All of Arbor’s wood cores are made with poplar that has been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council as sustainably produced. Poplar is still the best choice as a primary wood core material due to its combination of lighter-weight performance, durability, and availability.

PAULOWNIA WEIGHT REDUCTION – Paulownia is a fast growing, plantation-cultivated wood species that we use as an ultra-lightweight, balsa-like core additive. Unlike balsa, Paulownia’s tensile strength is similar to traditional wood core materials, which allows us to deliver maximum weight reduction, without reducing durability.

Hi-Load Glassing (Triax over Triax)