List Price US $649
Arbor Wasteland Camber 2021 Snowboard Review

Follow us on Facebook & Instagram

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

Locked In

Turn Initiation

Medium/Fast

Skidded Turns

Hard

Flex

Medium/Stiff

Buttering

Semi-Hard

Edge Hold

Hard Snow

Arbor Wasteland Camber 2021 Review by The Good Ride

Arbor Wasteland Camber Snowboard Video Review Fast Forward Markers.

0:00 – Intro, 0:26 – Summary, 1:14  – Sizing, 1:27 – Shape/Camber/On Snow Feel, 2:47 – Flex/Pop/Butterability, 3:34 – Speed, 3:55 – Uneven Terrain, 4:15 – Edge Hold, 5:23 – Turning/Carving, 6:08 – Powder, 7:04 – Switch/Park, 8:22 – Conclusion, 8:42 – Outtakes, 9:00 – About Our Reviews


Turn Ons/Swipe Right: Unforgiving/Catchy, Very tough in Powder.
Turn Offs/Swipe Left: Great grip. Turns really well.

Summary

The Arbor Wasteland is an old school, unforgiving full camber mtn freestyle ride and a cart wheeler in powder but it sure does turn and grip well.

Ethics Statement: We don’t get paid by the manufacturer to write these reviews and this is our unfiltered opinion. We do make money from the “Where To Buy” links, but this is our best attempt at an honest and objective review from an average riders’ perspective.

Arbor Wasteland Camber 2021 Snowboard Review- How it rides and who it is for

Arbor Wasteland Camber 2021 Snowboard Review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How This Review Happened: We borrowed this for an extended demo and sent it back.
Size: 158
Days: 4
Conditions: Really good groomers on most days. On some mostly good with only some hard patches here and there.
Riders: James (Size 9, 5’10” 185-190lbs), Peter (Size 8, 5’11” 185lbs), Nick (Size 10, 160lbs,
Boots: Adidas Tactical ADV
Insoles: Sandsole Custom Insoles, F.I.T. Gamechangers
Bindings: Union Atlas, Union Strata

Similar Boards (but not the same): Never Summer Protosynthesis, Stone Message, Marhar Darkside, Signal Destroyer

Set-Up:  21.5” Wide. 15 front -15 back. Close to Reference

Sizing

The 158 Arbor Wasteland Camber Felt right for our boot size and weight. Going one size down might have been better as we could use our weight to power it around a little easier. Full on camber with not lifted sides or early rise definitely feels like more board than it used to back in the early 00’s.

Shape/Camber/On Snow Feel/Ability Level

 

 

 

 

 

The Arbor Wasteland Camber is a directional twin with approximately 1cm more length in the nose than the tail. It also has full on camber from tip to tail. This makes for a very aggressive, technical full camber centered kind of ride for expert riders that have missed the old full camber days. It is quite locked in and will punish you if you get off your game.

Flex/Pop/Buttering

Not easy to butter with the Arbor Wasteland Camber. It takes a strong technical rider to do so and that isn’t me. The medium to medium stiff flex throughout the board doesn’t help you butter. You have to make it happen and there are no cheater softer spots to help you like many hybrid shapes out there. It pops well but needs a strong rider to access it as well.

Speed

The base has good upper tier glide. Not top tier but for sure upper tier. What makes the Arbor Wasteland Camber a fun board for picking up speed is how damp the overall ride is.

Uneven Terrain

The Arbor Wasteland Camber is great for all day riding and it can handle a crowded resort no problem. It doesn’t pass up what is happening below your feet into your joints and it felt damp.

Edge Hold

A touch on the grippy side. Without rocker or lifted sides the Arbor Wasteland Camber has 4 contact points and you can feel it. It still isn’t as grippy or as grabby like full on Magnetraction but having those 2 extra contact points per edge with full camber makes you feel the grip tech bumps a little more.

Turn Initiation

Medium/Fast but not super turny. We could engage the turn pretty quick but then when on edge it slows down a little bit.

Turning Experience/Carving

Not a real circle carver but not a super wide turner either. Kind of right in the middle so it can do a little of each which is always fun. We all had a blast really laying into turns and it is fun to be on full camber. The Parabolic Camber in the Arbor Westmark Camber isn’t massive but you get a lot more out of it than you would think.

Powder

Not for us. It’s for old school camber twin riders.

Park

Not an ideal jib board but a great old school pipe and jump ride. Great for those that like to go big.

Conclusion

So the Arbor Wasteland Camber isn’t for everyone but for those that want a full camber directional twin with a little extra grip might really appreciate this board.

 
Arbor Wasteland Camber Specs

 
Arbor Wasteland Camber Images

We try to get as many images of the Arbor Wasteland Camber, but forgive us if they're not all there.

2021

 
Arbor Company Information

Arbor Wasteland Camber User Reviews

Submit your product review.


Submit your review
* Required Field

If you can't buy through the links above, you can support the site with:

A Better Ski

Ski Gear Reviews