It’s been invaluable to have some of snowboarding’s legend’s return to the spotlight, helping to keep decades of experience in the community while bringing their knowledge to product design. Bryan Iguchi’s new pro model from Arbor is a perfect example. The result of inspiration drawn from unique skateboard shapes of the ’80s and modern snowboard technology, like Arbor’s Camber System, this is the 42-year-old’s first pro model in over a decade.
“It’s been a great process and it’s been amazing working with Arbor,” says Bryan. “It’s like a new life, having this opportunity to design boards and be creative. It’s really inspiring. It makes you think a lot about riding, what you want to get out of it, and how to do it.”
Arbor says that the Bryan Iguchi Pro is a big mountain twin, with a slightly tapered tail and somewhat longer nose for performance in deep snow. This shape is supposed to deliver cross-terrain finesse for backcountry, steeps, and speed. “My goal with this design was just to be honest with my riding and create a board for the way I want to ride,” says Bryan. “I’ve ridden this board on everything from parks and half pipes to lines in Alaska and it’s been a blast in all conditions. I’m really happy with the way it came out.”