Arbor 2016 Coda Snowboard :
Tried and true, this previous winner of Outside Magazine’s Gear of the Year award and two-time recipient of Snowboard Canada’s Grade Eh award is designed for more aggressive riders who charge both in and out of bounds. Comparable to a swiss army knife, the Coda is proficient across a plethora of terrains and applications from tight trees to pillow lines, chutes, and backcountry kickers. Now available in both System Camber and System Rocker versions, the Coda is the perfect all terrain vehicle to serve as the centerpiece of your quiver.
Arbor uses a "true-rocker" design based on the parabolic arc; a shape that gradually reduces the amount of rocker toward the tip and tail. This ensures that the outside contact points are close enough to the snow to re-engage when maximum edge control is needed. This rocker profile provides an additional layer of on-demand edge control without having to sacrifice any true-rocker performance.
Outline: Directional Twin
A directional twin shape with a slightly drawn out nose, perfect for riding all over the mountain in your quest to find the best terrain
Construction: Bamboo and Poplar
A blend of bamboo and poplar creates an insanely light yet poppy and responsive ride
Carbonized Bamboo ply for added performance and weight reduction
Laminates: Mixed Glassing
A triax / biax blend creates the most responsive and lively ride available.
Edges: Grip Tech
This sidecut design creates four additional contact points under foot for significantly improved and more direct edge control. The new contacts also create heel and toe pivot points that make turning faster and more efficient. Grip-Tech enables Arbor to offer a "True-Rocker" profile with powerful edge control, and thus preserves the full range of associated performance benefits. Grip-Tech also allows riders with larger feet, up to a US Men's size 12, to ride standard width shapes.
Top Sheet: Wood
To counter the loss of the "leaf spring" like effect inherent in camber designs, Arbor turns to their power ply technology. By adding an additional structural layer to the board, in the form of a wood or bamboo topsheet, they significantly enhance board pop and return for much improved true-rocker performance.
Oh, and it looks amazing!
A sintered base is simply the fastest base available. It also adds extensive durability.
Warranty: Two Years
Two year warranty against manufacturer defects.