Arbor Element Premium Snowboard 2017

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The board that started it all, The Element has been the cornerstone of our line for the past 20 years. With all-mountain proficiency, clean styling, and a focus on craftsmanship, this quintessential Arbor Snowboard speaks to our core values and is sure to remain a classic for years to come. The Element is available in an upgraded version with a cleaner graphic and premium Palisander topsheet, or standard black hand dyed ash topsheet.



Rider Style + Ability
Mountain Twin
Medium Flex
Intermediate to Advanced

Shape + Flex
Knucklehead Shape:
Peak to parking lot with extra punch for powder

Parabolic Profiling:
The System utilizes rocker and camber profiles created using the parabolic arc, which progressively reduces the amount of rocker or camber toward the tip and tail of a snowboard, creating nice low profiles. On System Camber designs, this guarantees that the outside contact points do not dig too far into the snow, creating a cleaner, less catchy performance that makes it easier to turn, spin, and ride fast.

Construction + Core
Power Ply Topsheet:
Almost all Arbor Snowboards are made with a sustainably sourced wood or Bamboo topsheet. We call this construction a Power Ply. The natural grain creates the style we've been known for since we launched twenty years ago. Less well recognized is how the technology improves the strength, durability, and return of our snowboards. 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; but the process takes time. In the end, the process makes Arbor Power Ply designs the most labor intensive snowboards on the marker. The resulting performance board life, and finish quality are worth the extra effort, in addition to the reduction in our reliance on man made glues, coatings, and composites.

Double Barrel Wood Core:
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 Glass:
A triaxial over biaxial lay-up that's best fpr versatility: pow, backcountry, groomers, jumps and more.

Base + Edges
Grip Tech:
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. Grip Tech effectively moves a board's primary interface with the snow underfoot, allowing us to deliver designs that don't lose performance as we lift leading sections of the effective edge from the snow for a less grabby ride.

360 Rails:
A 360 degree, 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.

Brand
Arbor
Ability
Intermediate
Profile
Camber
Flex
Medium Flex
Style
All Mountain
Shape
Twin
Gender
Mens
Year
2017




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