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Arbor Formula Snowboard + Union Flite Bindings 2014

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Make your first turns the Arbor Formula Snowboard. The Arbor Formula features an all-mountain rocker designed to be easy to ride so you can learn and grow with confidence. Turn with ease and eventually bomb hills on the tough and fast Fusion Base. The Formula also features other high-end features such as UN3 Progressive Sidecuts and Rhythm walls found on Arbor's high-end boards to provide you with great edgehold and durability. Affordable, powerful and great for beginners, the Arbor Formula Snowboard is your stepping stone to the world of snowboarding.
Rocker Type
System Rocker - A "True-Rocker" design based on the parabolic arc; a shape that gradually reduces the amount of rocker toward the tips. This ensures that the outside contact points are close enough to the snow to reengage when maximum edge control is needed: Loaded Turns, higher speeds, bigger landings. Arbor's parabolic rocker provides an additional layer of on-demand edge control, without sacrificing any true-rocker performance.
Flex
Medium Flex - A responsive flex that remains playful and forgiving enough for a fun ride that can handle any terrain.
Shape
Directional-Twin Shape - A directional twin shape with a slightly drawn out nose, perfect for on-mountain, backcountry, and deep snow performance
Sidecut
UN3 Progressive Sidecut (Grip Tech) - Unblended tri-radial, better turning, initiation, stability. Grip Tech is a sidecut design that creates four additional contact points under foot for significantly improved, more direct edge control. The new contacts also create heel and toe pivot points that make turning faster and more efficient. Grip-Tech allows Arbor to offer a "True-Rocker" profile with powerful edge control, and thus preserve the full range of associated performance benefits. Grip-Tech also allows riders with larger feet (up to US men's 12) to ride standard width shapes.
Core
Mission II Core - A unique composite core made with 20% reclaimed wood fiber - value, soft-flex performance, strength.
Laminates
Butter Glassing - A biax over biax lay-up designed for park and street inspired all-mountain riding.
Sidewalls
Rhythm Walls - An advanced blend of ABS and urethane; deliver durability and a clean, acoustically damp ride.
Base
Fusion Base - A tough, user-friendly extruded material that's light and easy to repair.
Edges
Recycled Steel Edges - Max edge durability and performance, made with 60% recycled hardened steel.
Topsheet
Bio-Film - Hi-gloss film, 30% bio-plastic, protects top while replacing biologically harmful clear coat.
Graphics
Art by Joel Woodman
Binding Compatibility
2 x 4 14-Pack Insterts - Provide a wide stance range and micro adjustability; max stance 24.4" / 62 cm.

Specs

  • Terrain: All-Mountain
    All-Mountain
    All-mountain snowboards are designed for exploring the whole mountain. They are your go-to for a snowboard that will do anything. They feel at home on groomers, powder, park runs and almost anything in between. The vast majority of snowboarders choose all-mountain boards for their great versatility. If you’re just getting started or unsure of exactly what you need, an all-mountain snowboard is a great choice.
  • Ability Level: Beginner-Intermediate
    Beginner-Intermediate
    Someone who is new to the sport or working on linking smoother turns falls into this ability level. Typical beginner ski/snowboard qualities include: softer materials, narrower widths, and capped constructions. The idea is to create a ride that is easy to turn and very forgiving in case you become off balance or fall in the back seat. The addition of rocker in the tip and tail gives a catch-free feeling and shorter contact length when the ski/snowboard is flat on the snow, making it easier to turn.
  • Rocker Type: Rocker
    Rocker
    A rocker board side profile is the opposite of a camber board, with a smooth downward curvature to it and less edge contact length when the board is weighted. Rocker boards float well in powder and pivot more easily underfoot. They also tend to be less “hooky” at both tip and tail and better for landing spin maneuvers when you don’t quite have enough rotation.
  • Flex Rating: Medium
    Medium
    The amount a snowboard flexes varies significantly between boards. Snowboard flex ratings are not necessarily standardized across manufacturers, so the flex may vary from brand to brand. Many manufacturers will give a number rating ranging from 1-10, 1 being softest and 10 being stiffest. Here at evo we have standardized the manufacturers' number ratings to a feel rating ranging from soft to very stiff. Generally you will find flex ratings of 1-2 as soft, 3-5 as medium, 6-8 as stiff, and 9-10 as very stiff. Flex ratings and feel may ultimately vary from snowboard to snowboard.
  • Core/Laminates: Wood
  • Warranty: 2 Years
Size (cm) 148 152 155 158 161
Effective Edge (mm) 1134 1166 1193 1220 1247
Tip Width (mm) 289 292 295 297 300
Waist Width (mm) 248 249 251 252 254
Tail Width (mm) 289 292 295 297 300
Sidecut Radius (m) 8.2/7.3/8.2 8.4/7.5/8.4 8.5/7.6/8.5 8.7/7.8/8.7 8.8/7.9/8.8
Rider Weight (lbs) 106-186 112-192 118-198 124-204 130-210+
Width Regular Regular Regular Regular Regular
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Holy sheet music! Where did my bindings go? Oh right, they're still there, they are just so dang light I forgot. That's what most normal people say when they try out a pair of Union Flite Snowboard Bindings. Don't take our word for it though, try them yourself. With a wide array of weight-reducing technology, the Flite's are lighter than ever. The Flite base provides a super lightweight, freestyle oriented design that is made out of Union's top level Dupont™ Zytel® ST nylon. Throw on some comfortable leather straps, and an all-new Toe Buckle System with Push-Pin, and you got a customizable binding that is ready to take down the mountain. Take flight my friends!
Baseplate
Flite Base - Super lightweight, freestyle oriented design, made out of Dupont™ Zytel® ST with a lifetime warranty
 
Dupont™ Zytel® ST - The highest-quality nylon, used on all Union baseplates, results in strength, safety, security and the confidence of a lifetime warranty.
Straps
Direct-Connect Strap System - Simply and directly connect your straps for a simple and quick strap that won't come undone.
PU Leather Straps - Durable and smooth to the touch
Injected Aluminum Buckles - Fast in, and fast out. Union aluminum is second-to-none.
All-New Toe Buckle System with Push-Pin - Easy to adjust, this toe buckle system offers premium hold and customization.
Highback
Flite Highbacks - Pipe, park and pow. A well-rounded freestyle driven designed highback.
 
Quick adjust forward lean
Additional Features
Dual Density Injected EVA Bushings - Two density bushings provide improved dampening and true flex.
 
Extruded Anodized Aluminum Heelcups - The strongest and most versatile aluminum heelcup on the market, extruded aluminum comes out 100% pure and maintains its true shape no matter how much wear and tear you inflict. Also, every Union heelcup undergoes an anodizing process—reinforcing the already bombproof apparatus with 30% more strength.
 
Universal Disks - Compatible with any traditional 4x4 mounting system and 3-hole board patterns. Channel Compatible Disc is available separately from Union to fit Burton snowboards with The Channel.
Grade 8.8 Hardware - The most commonly used hardware is made from "mild steel" that has a property class of only 4.6. Considering how much stress a binding goes through, Union uses only the highest-strength steel, with a property class of 8.8.

Specs

  • Ability Level: Intermediate-Advanced
    Intermediate-Advanced
    The majority of skiers/snowboarders fall into this level, whether you like to carve on groomers or venture into the powder. These skis/snowboards may be somewhat wider than beginner-intermediate skis, usually with a stronger wood core and sandwich sidewall construction. Depending on the type of ski, intermediate-advanced level skis may have full camber, rocker, or some combination of the two.
  • Flex Rating: Medium
    Medium
    The amount a snowboard flexes varies significantly between boards. Snowboard flex ratings are not necessarily standardized across manufacturers, so the flex may vary from brand to brand. Many manufacturers will give a number rating ranging from 1-10, 1 being softest and 10 being stiffest. Here at evo we have standardized the manufacturers' number ratings to a feel rating ranging from soft to very stiff. Generally you will find flex ratings of 1-2 as soft, 3-5 as medium, 6-8 as stiff, and 9-10 as very stiff. Flex ratings and feel may ultimately vary from snowboard to snowboard.
  • Binding Style: Strap
  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime
Size & Buying Guides- We're here to help! Still not sure about the fit and sizing for this product?
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Union products can only be shipped within the U.S.