Arbor Westmark Camber

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With much more ollie power than the rocker version but not meant for pow, the Westmark Camber twin provides a stable ride on hardpack and cold, crusty snow. Testers said it turned a touch slow but could still rail turns once on edge. “Icy patches were hard to hold an edge on,” a six-year veteran tester from Utah said. But a New Yorker said he felt it would be sick on an East Coast powder day. Once snow softened up it surfed slush well, “buttering and popping like corn on movie night,” according to one. Most agreed it could use a little more pop and longitudinal flex for pressing rails but was stable and forgiving on landings. “Good, responsive flex but a little stiff for presses,” one said. “The camber made me feel safe, and the flex was accepting to whatever I wanted to do,” another said. Some thought it was more geared toward all-mountain freestyle than strictly park riding and that it killed everything in its path, from big jump lines to small jibs, ripping side hits and crushing groomers. Overall it fell in the middle of the park flex scale, keeping more aggressive riders stoked and leaving the super-buttery guys wanting something more. The Westmark Camber features Grip Tech technology, Arbor’s four-point version of Magne-Traction. Some thought it could use more contact points to really seal the deal while others suggested ditching the two extra points altogether.

Length (cm) – Sidecut Radius (m) – Waist Width (cm)

150 – 7.5 – 24.8

153 – 7.65 – 24.95

156 – 7.8 – 25.1

157MW – 7.85 – 26

159 – 7.95 – 25.25

 Flex: Medium–Soft

Camber: The Camber System (Camber throughout, progressively decreasing toward each tip to prevent catching or digging too deep.)

(Flex is not standardized and differs by brand. The rating here is the best estimate of the board’s flex.)

(Sidecut Radius: Assuming a board arced the tightest turn possible to make a complete circle, the sidecut radius would be the distance between the direct center of that circle and its rim, in meters. A board with a deeper sidecut would have a smaller radius and would generally make tighter turns. As the radius number increases, a board can be expected to make wider turns. Multiple numbers on the same length board means the radius is blended.)

Price: $450.00
Brand Name

Arbor

Product Type
Style

Park

Gender

Mens

Length

150, 153, 156, 157 MW, 159

Camber

The Camber System (Camber throughout, progressively decreasing toward each tip to prevent catching or digging too deep.)(Flex is not standardized and differs by brand. The rating here is the best est

Flex

Medium-Soft

Sidecut

Length (cm) – Sidecut Radius (m) – Waist Width (cm) 148 – 7.45 – 24.95 151 – 7.6 – 24.95 154 – 7.7 – 25.15 156W – 7.8 – 26.4 157 – 7.85 – 25.45

Manufacturers URL

http://www.arborcollective.com/snowboards

Rad-Bad

Tester Quote: “Surprisingly aggressive for what I thought might be a pure jib board.”

Product Showroom

No

Tested-Approved

No

Good Wood

Yes

Bang For Your Buck

No

Featured-product

NO

Guide Year

2017

Gallery ID

1000303685

Tester Quote: "Surprisingly aggressive for what I thought might be a pure jib board."

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