Arbor Cadence

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For ladies getting started and looking to make a lifetime of riding lifts, the Cadence offers the right amount of versatile forgiveness to push your progression. As the only fully rockered women's deck on this winners list, the Cadence is a pressable-butter machine that's soft and easy to ride. One eager tester exclaimed, "Holy butterific! I don't think you can ride this board without trying at trying at least one butter!" Testers found this true twin to be friendly when trying new tricks, but noted it was too squirrelly when attempting bigger landings. "Holy butterific! I don't think you can ride this board without trying at trying at least one butter!" one eager tester exclaimed. "I loved how soft it was, but definitely felt like it would wash out at higher speeds," offered another. Testers also noted the Cadence was mellow to maneuver, tricks swung around easily and they didn't worry about getting caught up thanks to the skatey, GripTech edges. With a 100% sustainable poplar wood core, the Cadence is lightweight, and snappy, but too mushy for larger-sized jumps. This deck comes in a bevy of sizes, so whether you're a bigger gal, or a pint-sized ripper, there's a chance a Cadence will be sized for you.

Length (cm):

139

143

147

151

155

Flex: 5.5/10

Camber: Reverse

Shape: Twin

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

Price: $399.95
Brand Name

Arbor

Gender

Womens

Style

Park

Product Type

Snowboard

Length

139, 143, 147, 151, 155

Manufacturers URL

https://arborcollective.com/snowboards/

Rad-Bad

Tester Quote: “This board was super flexible! So great for nose and tail presses, but a little too soft for jumps.”

Product Showroom

No

Tested-Approved

No

Good Wood

Yes

Bang For Your Buck

No

Gallery ID

1000328628

Featured-product

NO

Guide Year

2018

Tester Quote: "This board was super flexible! So great for nose and tail presses, but a little too soft for jumps."

Good Wood 2018 presented by evo.com

With hundreds of options available, how do you pick the best snowboard for you and your riding? The 2017-2018 Good Wood board test is a great place to start. Every board in here has been through rigorous rounds of testing in the environments it's intended for, and passed. Between the feature-filled freestyle terrain at Carinthia at Mount Snow in Vermont, and the rugged steeps of Snowbird, Utah, our eclectic and discerning testers rode and rated hundred of snowboards, ultimately concluding that these are the pinnacle of this season's freestyle and freeride offerings, respectively. Our crew is comprised of riders of riders of vastly varying sizes and backgrounds, with two commonalities: they're all experienced snowboarders with astute product knowledge. When a board stokes out the majority of this group, it means something. In addition to the park and all-mountain Good Wood accolades, we award two boards in each category with the “Bang for your Buck” designation, meaning they're the top-performers with the lowest price tags. Now in its 19th year, TransWorld SNOWboarding's Good Wood is the longest-running and most credible snowboard test on the planet.

How The Boards Are Scored

Shortly after ripping laps on each model, our testers score the board based on a comprehensive set of characteristics that include edgehold, pop, swingweight, turn initiation, stability, and flex. The scorecards for the park and all-mountain categories of the test each have unique and specific criteria designed to pinpoint the strengths and weakness of a snowboard in the setting respective to its category. Beyond the quantifiable scoring, we also ask testers to comments on each facet of the board's performance. These notes we refer to extensively when writing each review. Dive into the results and see what performed for our testers, then find what will work for you.