|Riding Style||All Mountain Freestyle|
|Riding Level||Intermediate - Advanced|
|Fits Boot size (US)||Women's, < 8, 8-10|
|Manufactured in||Dubai by SWS|
|Camber Profile||Mostly Camber|
|Approx. Weight||Feels Normal|
|On Snow Feel|
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Arbor Cadence Camber Snowboard
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Arbor Cadence Camber 2022 Review by The Good Ride
The Arbor Cadence Camber is an all mountain freestyle board. It comes with a positive camber profile, a softer flex, and uprise fenders to keep it feeling catch free.
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How This Review Happened: We borrowed this for an extended demo and then returned it.
Time Codes: 00:06 Intro 00:22 Camber Profile 00:40 Uprise Fenders 01:02 Flex 01:25 Edge Hold 01:59 Sintered Base 02:05 On Snow Feel 02:38 Steeps 03:02 Groomers 03:18 Carving 03:41 Off Piste 03:55 Switch 04:00 Freestyle Personality 04:30 Powder 05:02 Who Is This For?
Conditions: Spring conditions here in CA, icy mornings with slushy afternoons.
Boots: Vans Ferra Pro
Bindings: Union Milan
Set Up: 20″ Centered 15 front -15 back
Board Sizing: 140, 144, 148, 152
Flex: The Cadence comes with a 3/10 flex. However I felt that it was a bit stiffer and more stable than I expected with that flex rating. This could be a mix of me trying a bigger size (would prefer the 144) and also being a super light rider. But in my mind I was thinking it would be similar to a jib board flex. However it felt more like a softer all mountain flex. It kept its stability nicely in a lot of different terrain options and had a decent amount of pop off jumps for having a softer flex.
On Snow Feel: It comes with a full positive camber profile. So the contact points are outside of the bindings. However, it also comes with Arbor’s uprise fender. These are 3 degree lifted points near the contact points. Allowing the Cadence to keep its positive camber performance but also feel a little more catch free.
Edge Hold: In addition to having the positive camber, the Cadence also has Grip Tech. 2 bumps along each sidecut under the heels and toes right near the bindings. These help to add some extra edge contact while riding in icy conditions. It does pretty well on ice. Good for most ice conditions you might see.
Powder: The Cadence will do pretty good in powder for being a twin with a positive camber snowboard. This is mainly due to the uprise fenders. These help keep the nose above the snow. However it won’t float that well when the snow is deeper. It would probably be best to have a powder board back up if you expect to see some bigger storms.
Steeps: It rode well in steeps. Even with the softer flex, it felt stable in the steeps. There is a good edge hold and it is quick to turn. It likes to turn down steeps using small to medium size turns. It isn’t the wide open turner like Clovis is.
Turn Initiation and Carving: The Cadence likes to make skidded turns, it likes medium to small turns on groomers. Medium – fast turn initiation. Can carve pretty well. It has a decent amount of energy out of the turns, and the positive camber makes it fun to carve. It isn’t a carve board specialist but its enough to dabble.
Speed: Comes with a sintered base to keep it fast. Is more stable than you think it will be with the softer flex. Does well at higher speeds, but if you see some bumpy snow or crud, it would rather slow down and turn through it as opposed to riding right over the top.
Off Piste: Quick enough to turn through moguls. Has nice performance for keeping the turns going in trees and in tight situations. Easy to change your mind last min and make quick adjustments while riding.
Switch: The Cadence is a true twin. Riding switch is the same as riding regular as long as the bindings are set up the same.
Rails/Jibs: Forgiving enough for boxes and rails. Nice snappy pop to get onto features. Better for someone who has already been riding a bit of park, but would be possible to learn on.
Pipe: The Cadence has a decent edge hold for the icy pipe walls. The flex is a little soft for an aggressive pipe board, but it can take some laps through there without feeling unstable. It has a nice amount of energy and stability for some pipe laps.
Jumps: The positive camber helps the Cadence to snap of jumps and stay stable in the air. I felt like it had a medium amount of pop. The uprise fenders will help from catching edges if the landing is a little off. And the true twin shape will allow for switch take offs and landings. Good for small to medium size features. Could handle bigger jumps but might be a little unstable sometimes because of the softer flex.
Who Is This For?
The Arbor Cadence Camber is the more energetic friend to the Cadence Rocker. It has a little more performance and allows for more technical riding over the rocker version. It can play all over the mountain and likes to lap the park. Would be good for an intermediate to advanced rider looking for an all mountain freestyle board.
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