Arbor A-Frame Snowboard 2012

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Bring out the big guns with the Arbor A-Frame Snowboard. A big-mountain performer through and through, the A-Frame features a Directional shape, camber flex and superior Shaman core. Locked and loaded, the A-Frame offers superior on-edge performance, powerful control and amazing stability at high speeds.

Product Details

Rocker Type

Traditional camber shape for maximum edge control and ollie power.

Flex

Medium-Stiff flex

Shadow flex is a slight tapered thinning of the core profile between the bindings and improves: turn and spin initiation; tracking in mixed conditions, on the flats, and during landings; and performance on rails, boxes, and jibs.

Construction and Core

Power Ply works like a 3rd layer of fiberglass that structurally enhances a board for added return and improved durability. Arbor’s wood Power Plys are produced using a range of sustainably sourced, natural wood veneers.

Shaman core is Arbor’s lightest, most tech more; designed for high-end mountain riding and built with a 50/50 blend of Paulownia and Poplar woods.

Hi-load Glass is a triax over triax layup is ideal for on-edge performance.

Shape

Directional shape

Standard Progressive sidecut is a blended tri-radial sidecut design that provides tighter turning and quicker initiation, while maintaining stability at speed, when flat boarding, and during landings.

Sidewalls, Edges and Base

Power Rails sidewalls are made from environmentally friendly bamboo and deliver amazing landing and impact durability, unmatched edge performance and powerful return off your rails.

Rocket base is a higher molecular weight, wax-infused sintered base that provides unmatched durability and speed.

Recycled steel edges are built with hardened steel made using 60% recycled steel; provide maximum edge performance.

Ultra-thin protective top foil made using 30% caster bean based bio-plastic. This top sheet protects the board from damage caused by loose bindings, out-of-control skiers, or other unforeseen impacts. It also eliminates the need for environmentally harmful clear coats.

Graphics

**Please note that base colors will alternate and may not arrive exactly as pictured.

Binding Compatibility

2x4 inserts provide both a wide stance range and amazing micro adjustability.

Specs

  • Terrain: All-Mountain, Freeride More 
  • Ability Level: Intermediate-Advanced More 
  • Rocker Type: Camber More 
  • Flex Rating: Stiff More 
  • Core/Laminates: Wood
  • Warranty: 2 Years More 
Size (cm) 158 162 166 170
Effective Edge (mm) 1210 1246 1282 1318
Tip Width (mm) 294 298 301 305
Waist Width (mm) 249 251 253 255
Tail Width (mm) 292 296 299 303
Sidecut Radius (m) 9 / 8.1 / 9 9.2 / 8.3 / 9.2 9.4 / 8.5 / 9.4 9.6 / 8.7 / 9.6
Stance Setback (mm) 20 20 20 20
Width Regular Regular Regular Regular

Other Notes

Arbor products can only be shipped within the United States

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Arbor A-Frame Snowboard 2012
 
5.0

(based on 4 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast (3)
  • Smooth stability (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • All mountain (3)
  • Speed (3)
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5.0

The Amazing Arbor A-Frame

By 

from Boulder, Colorado

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Carving Ability
  • Fast
  • Good Flexibility
  • Lightweight
  • Smooth Stability
  • Tough
  • Well Balanced

Cons

  • Haven't found any yet

Best Uses

  • All Mountain
  • Big Bad Bowls
  • Powder
  • Speed

Comments about Arbor A-Frame Snowboard 2012:

I took this beautiful piece of art out to snowmass, Copper and Loveland back bowls and it ate-up everything I could throw at it.It is so beautiful I hated to unwrap it and take it out. I was bummed that my nephew took us over some bumps that the snow disappeared on and it got scratched-up. I may buy another one just to jang on the wall to look at.

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5.0

2012 Arbor A Frame

By 

from Everett, WA

About Me Intermediate

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Look

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Mountain

    Comments about Arbor A-Frame Snowboard 2012:

    I can only comment on the initial look and feel of the board. By far the best looking board I've ever seen. After years of using a board that was just a little too narrow, it's nice to find a back country board with adequate width without being overly stiff. So far - perfect flex, size, and feel for what I've been looking for.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Very Fast

    By 

    from seattle, wa

    About Me Expert

    Pros

    • Fast
    • Lightweight
    • Smooth Stability
    • Well Balanced

    Cons

    • Dings Easily

    Best Uses

    • Freeriding
    • Speed

    Comments about Arbor A-Frame Snowboard 2012:

    I ride with mostly skiiers so needed a board that was fast enough to keep up. After reading countless reviews online I finally bought a 2011 arbor a-frame; I've not been disappointed.

    The good:
    Kills it on groomers.
    Great stability at high speeds even when going through rutts or bumps at full speed.
    Good carving board, the design allows great edge contact with the snow.

    The 'ok':
    turn radius makes it hard to fly through moguls..
    This isn't a powder board, if 12" fall the night before I'm leaning way back while turning.
    Stomping out landings is a bit rough, its a lot less forgiving than my older board..you have to hit the sweet spot.

    The 'bad':
    beautiful topsheet gets nicked easily, while you are on the chair lift watch out for those pesky SKIIERS that bend their knees back and forth and whack the back topsheet of your board. It gashes the wood.

    This board is for experts. It picks up speed quickly and is unforgiving. If you are riding back country or off piste you have to be 'on top of your game' or else the board will throw you around. You have to work harder than other boards to initiate/complete a turn.

     
    5.0

    Carve it up!

    By 

    from San Diego, CA

    About Me Expert

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Carving Ability
    • Fast
    • Great edge hold
    • Smooth Stability
    • Solid
    • Stable

    Cons

    • Can be hard to maneuver

    Best Uses

    • All Mountain
    • Freeriding
    • Powder
    • Speed

    Comments about Arbor A-Frame Snowboard 2012:

    I use this board as my all mountain carver. It is equally good on hard pack and powder.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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