List Price US $499
Arbor Cask 2019 Snowboard Review

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Overall Rating Pretty Good
Riding Style Alternative Freeride
Riding Level Intermediate - Expert
Fits Boot size (US) 8-10, 10-12
Manufactured in Dubai by SWS
Shape Tapered Directional
Camber Profile Mostly Camber
Stance Centered
Approx. Weight Feels Heavy
Powder Great
Turning Experience Great
Carving Good
Speed Good
Uneven Terrain Good
Switch Poor
Jumps Average
Jibbing Poor
Pipe Good
On Snow Feel

Stable

Turn Initiation

Medium/Fast

Skidded Turns

Moderate

Flex

Medium/Stiff

Buttering

Semi-Hard

Edge Hold

Hard Snow

Arbor Cask 2019 Review by The Good Ride

The Arbor Cask is a short, fat and surfy ride with full camber from tip to tail, a lot of taper and a big long nose. It does have lifted sides like fenders in a car at the end of the contact points so even though it’s camber from tip to tail it’s not catchy like traditional camber.  It’s a somewhat heavy (not a bad thing at all) semi-aggressive super off the tail/surfy short fatty that doesn’t buck around much compared to its peer group.  It really rode groomers well and could work as a daily driver for most conditions you want to ride.

Ethics Statement: We don’t get paid by the manufacturer to write these reviews.  No one is perfect and we do make money from the “Where To Buy” links below, but this is our best attempt at an honest and objective review from an average riders’ perspective. 
How This Review Happened:  
We borrowed this for an extended demo and then returned it.
Size: 150
Days:  3+
Conditions:  Early season not so good groomers, 8 inches of powder but scary off piste due to it being low tide and some pretty good early season groomers.
Riders: James (Size 9, 5’10” 185-195lbs)
Boots: Adidas Tactical ADV
Insoles: Sandsole Custom Insoles
Bindings: Union Atlas, Union Strata, Union Falcor
Set Up
: 21.5″ wide 21 front 0 back, 22” Centered 18 front -6 back

 
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Surprisingly friendly board

Jan 10, 2020 by Jordan
Ability Level: Expert • 
Riding Style: Carving • 
Days You Ride A Year: 30 • 
Height, Weight And Boot Size (for Boards, Boots & Bindings): 6', 185lbs, size 9 

Given the camber I was surprised how friendly and forgiving this board is. Maybe it's the uplifted sides but it doesn't bite.
It floated pretty well in light CO powder but it's party trick and what I like most about it is how quickly it turns. I totally forgot how wide it is. It's just very quick to change direction. Moguls, trees, and steeps are really fun with this board.
Edge hold is really good too.
You can drive it off the front foot if you want to carve on groomers, which it does OK all things considered. It is very slashy off the back foot so you can drive it like that if you want.
That quickness is also it's Achilles heel. On rough, chopped up cat tracks it's a nightmare. Bucks you around and takes a lot of work. Really tiring. It can't seem to hold a line and bounces around a lot. I also don't care for the base. It loses the wax really quickly and turns sticky. They say it's sintered but to me it really looks extruded.
I picked it up off season for $300 so at that price I really can't complain but I wouldn't buy it for $500.

So, overall it's a fun board for exploring the mountain. It's friendly and got good edge hold so I feel confident taking it everywhere. Does well on pow and turns quickly but sucks on chopped, tracked snow. I like it!


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