Best Snowboards of 2016-2017: Arbor Westmark – Good Wood Snowboard Reviews
If you’re looking for a loose ride that will press well but won’t blow it on the big jumps, snag the Arbor Westmark Rocker Snowboard. With a low profile Parabolic Rocker, butter-inducing Flathead Tips, and a full wood core, the Westmark Rocker Snowboard is meant to hit big boy features and really let you press things out without washing out. Toss in 360° rails and a super fast sintered base, and you’ll get a board that can hang all season long — no matter how much abuse you inflict.
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.
Parabolic Rocker – The System utilizes rocker profiles created using the parabolic arc, which progressively reduces the amount of rocker toward the tip and tail of a snowboard. This creates low, more effective profiles and ensures the outside contact points are close enough to the snow to engage when maximum performance is required: higher speeds, loaded turns, and bigger landings.
Medium Flex – The most versatile flex because it is equally responsive and friendly giving riders peak performance all over the mountain.
True Twin – Symmetrical in all aspects, true twin boards are ideal for freestyle riding environments.
Flathead Tips – Provides more surface area for butter, ollies, and nollies.
Grip Tech Sidecut – Grip Tech is a tri-radial sidecut design that is not blended. Shaping intersections have been transformed into heel and toe contact points that provide a direct, more ergonomic way to grip snow. Grip Tech effectively moves a board’s primary interface with the snow underfoot, delivering designs that don’t lose performance as the leading sections of the effective edges are lifted from the snow.
Single Malt Core – Arbor’s standard wood core, made from 100% sustainably grown poplar for highly reliable return and long-lasting durability.
Biax Glassing – A biax over biax lay-up that’s designed for park and street-inspired all mountain riding. Also creates a good platform for learning.
360° Rails – Fully wrapped sidewall that eliminates the need for tip fill, while effectively tying the whole snowboard together. A technology that delivers incredibly tight tolerances for improved board life and durability.
Sintered Base – A higher molecular weight, sintered base that provides added durability and speed.
Ash Power Ply – The Power Ply works like an added layer of fiberglass. During construction, the natural wood or bamboo fibers are turned into a composite layer inside the board.
2×4 14-Pack Inserts
- Terrain: Freestyle More
- Ability Level: Intermediate-Advanced More
- Rocker Type: Rocker More
- Shape: True Twin
- Binding Mount Pattern: 2×4
- Core/Laminates: Wood
- Snowboard Awards: Transworld Snowboarding Good Wood
- Warranty: 3 Years
|Effective Edge (mm)||1159||1186||1203||1213||1230||1240|
|Tip Width (mm)||290.2||292.9||303.1||295.5||305.7||298.2|
|Waist Width (mm)||247.5||249.5||258.5||250.5||260||252.5|
|Tail Width (mm)||290.2||292.9||303.1||295.5||305.7||298.2|
|Sidecut Radius (m)||8.35/7.45/8.35||8.5/7.6/8.5||8.6/7.7/8.6||8.65/7.75/8.65||8.75/7.85/8.75||8.85/7.95/8.85|
|Stance Setback (mm)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Stance Range (mm)||559||559||559||559||559||559|
|Rider Weight (lbs)||104-184||110-190||114-194||116-196||120-200||122-202|