Arbor Element Snowboard Review

Arbor - Element Black Snowboard 2016
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Become one with the mountain on the Arbor Element Black Snowboard. Built with Arbor s cornerstone construction, this System Rocker board and sustainably-sourced Double Barrel wood and bamboo core speaks to some of the 20-year-old company’s core values – responsibility, craftsmanship, and all-mountain proficiency. The Element has been a reliable board since Arbor started out and still binds the close-knit community of snow fanatics together today.

Product Details

Rocker Type

The System Rocker – This rocker deck’s design eliminates the leverage required to release and re-engage a snowboard’s outside contact points. In translation, riders get a seamless turn initiation, better float in powder, and more fluid spins and slides.


Medium Flex – The most versatile flex because it is equally responsive and friendly giving riders peak performance all over the mountain.


Mountain Twin – A shorter tail than nose gives this board a slightly setback feeling keeping the board on top of the snow and perfect starting point for progression.

Knucklehead Tips – Peak to parking lot with extra punch for powder.

Grip Tech Sidecut – Grip Tech is a tri-radial sidecut design that is not “blended.” Natural shaping intersections, that in the past were eliminated, have been transformed into heel-and-toe contact points that provide a direct, more ergonomic way to grip the snow when additional control is needed. The extra contacts also form pivot zones that make turning easier and more natural.


Double Barrel – Two Bamboo struts run tip-to-tail down the center of this upgraded Poplar core. Bamboo adds power and strength for bigger mountain performance.


Mixed Glassing – Extra strength, extra performance thanks to Arbor’s Triax over Biax lay-up.


360 Rails – The sidewall fully wraps the circumference of the deck to deliver an incredibly tight tolerance for improved board life and durability.


Sintered Base – A higher molecular weight provides added durability and speed.

Die-Cut Base – Base color displayed may not be available. Base colors may vary.


Standard Ash Power Ply Top

Binding Compatibility

2 x 4 Insert Pattern w/ 14 Inserts – So many stance options!


  • Terrain: All-Mountain More
  • Ability Level: Intermediate-Advanced More
  • Rocker Type: Rocker More
  • Shape: Directional Twin
  • Flex Rating: Medium More
  • Binding Mount Pattern: 2×4
  • Core/Laminates: Wood
  • Warranty: 3 Years More
Size (cm) 153 155 157 158MW 159 161 162MW 165 166MW
Effective Edge (mm) 1144 1162 1180 1210 1198 1216 1246 1252 1282
Tip Width (mm) 290 291.8 293.5 305.2 295.3 297.3 308.7 300.5 312.2
Waist Width (mm) 249 250 251 260 252 253 262 255 264
Tail Width (mm) 290 291.8 293.5 305.2 295.3 297.3 308.7 300.5 312.2
Sidecut Radius (m) 8.55/7.65/8.55 8.65/7.75/8.65 8.75/7.85/8.7 8.65/7.75/8.65 8.85/7.95/8.85 8.9/8/8.9 8.85/7.95/8.85 9.15/8.25/9.15 9.05/8.15/9.05
Stance Setback (in) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rider Weight (lbs) 114-194 120-200 124-202 128-208 130-210 136-216 136-216 138-218+ 138-218+
Width Regular Regular Regular Mid-Wide Regular Regular Mid-Wide Regular Mid-Wide

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