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Arbor Coda Camber 2016-2019 Snowboard Review

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Riding Style All Mountain Freestyle
Riding Level Intermediate - Expert
Fits Boot size (US) 8-10
Manufactured in Dubai by SWS
Shape Directional Twin
Camber Profile Mostly Camber
Stance Centered
Approx. Weight Feels Normal
Powder Average
Turning Experience Good
Carving Great
Speed Good
Uneven Terrain Good
Switch Great
Jumps Excellent
Jibbing Good
Pipe Great
On Snow Feel

Stable

Turn Initiation

Medium/Fast

Skidded Turns

Moderate

Flex

Medium

Buttering

Moderate

Edge Hold

Hard Snow

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Arbor Coda Camber 2019 - 2016 Review by The Good Ride

The Arbor Coda Camber is a much better groomer board but a much worse powder board than the Coda Rocker. Still, it’s got a nice catch-free ride compared to traditional camber thanks to the lifted sides. Other than the somewhat edgeless feel on harder snow due to the lifted contact points in the tip/tail, this is a pretty good daily driver and I think with a little time it could be something you could get used to.

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: 162
Days:  3
Conditions: Mainly hard snow with some occasional patches of good snow.
Riders: James (Size 9, 5’10” 185-195lbs)
Boots: Adidas Tactical ADV,
Insoles: Sandsole Custom Insoles
Bindings: Union Atlas, Union Strata
Set Up
: 22” 15 front -15 back

Approximate Weight: Felt on the side of heavy but it is a 162

Flex/Buttering: Felt medium stiff and it was pretty aggressively stiff for a directional twin.  I had a tough time buttering this big boy.   I feel it used to be a bit softer when I first started riding this.

Sizing: It was kind of a mismatch for my specs.  Like I said in the review I would have been much happier on a 156 or even a 159.

On Snow Feel: It feels stable in soft snow and then pretty uniquely semi-stable in harder snow.  It doesn’t feel like a hybrid rocker or Arbor’s parabolic rocker but instead like an edgeless camber board in the hard stuff. You feel like there is a camber board underfoot but it just doesn’t let you know you have an edge when one footing or flat basing. Once you lean over to engage the Grip Tech you feel the edges again but the absence between is a bit unsettling at first.

Edge Hold: When on edge it grips well and those little bumps in the sidecut at each binding helps a ton.

Turn Initiation:  The older models I tried in smaller sizes turned pretty quick and were there where I needed them.

Turning Experience: Once I got past that weird feeling in harder snow and laid it on edge it turns well and almost like a traditional camber board.  It’s fun and has good spring out of any radius turn.

Carving: Carves well and the lifted tech (fender) didn’t seem to bother me.

Skidded Turns: This is super easy to skid turns with and it’s nothing like the old traditional camber boards. It really helps you not stack hard if you get off your game.  Anything is possible when you fuck up and it can thump you but it’s less likely than traditional camber boards.

Speed: Pretty fast and stable at any speed my mediocre ass was willing to push.

Uneven Terrain: If I had a smaller size like I demo’d in the past, I could weave in and out of bumps and it’s a very solid ride for a weekend warrior that sees a ton of tracked up/messy snow.

Powder: It doesn’t catch like a camber board but it floats a lot like one.  It might be a touch better and isn’t bad for a mostly camber board with a centered stance by any means, but if you want easy float best to look elsewhere.

Switch:  Very good either way and its twin shape make that work well. It was so hard to butter I couldn’t tell if the tip and tail had the same flex.  Both were too hard to get going for me.

Jumps:  Yeah if you want to send it this could work. I’m too old and broken for that shit these days but you know it can work.  One thing I noticed though is sometimes when I load the edge for an ollie the fender tech/ lifted sides wash out.  It doesn’t happen all the time but does on occasion.

Jibbing: didn’t try much and it feels too stiff to go past an easy box.

Pipe: A smaller size might be fun and it’s been a while since I rode pipe with this board.  There was no pipe at the time though.

So all in all the Arbor Coda Camber has some quirks and limitations but it could be a good daily driver for anyone that wants a lot of the things that traditional camber did well but without the consequence.

 
Arbor Coda Camber Past Reviews

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.  We also got a few laps on it at a demo.
Size: 156
Days: 3
Conditions: Good snow to somewhat hard snow.
Riders: James (Size 9, 5’10” 195lbs), Jimbo (Size 11, 5’11” 160lbs), Peter (Size 8, 5’11” 185lbs), Jack, Zobel (Size 11.5, 6’ 180lbs)
Boots:  Burton SLX, Burton Rover, Burton AMB, Burton Almighty, Burton Imperial,
Insoles:   Footprint Insole Technology Gameghangers Low Profile
Bindings: Union AtlasUnion Superpro, Burton Genesis, Flux SF
Set Up
: 23” 15 front -15 back

 
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Feb 08, 2016 by Corey
Ability Level: Intermediate-advanced • 
Riding Style: What's a terrain park? • 
Days You Ride A Year: 15-20 • 
Height, Weight And Boot Size (for Boards, Boots & Bindings): 6' 178 pounds size 10 boots 

I come from a follow the fall line charging skiing background and turned to snowboarding 5 years ago. I've purchased 2 boards this year because my equipment was dated. I could ride the Ride Berzerker, but had to wait the nose so much to make it turn how I like it to that the rocker would send me over the handlebars. I thought that a return to camber was in order and bought this Arbor Coda Camber. This board turns fast, follows a line, charges groomers, chop and powder with confidence. I still don't trust the leading edges when I want to let it run flat, this is either my head space from a previous fall that put me out of commission. I'm going to detune the leading edge just a bit and see how that goes. This will be my primary board for years to come.


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