Arbor Clovis 161 Snowboard Review 2018-2019

Description

TESTER: Eric Odlin

BOARD: Arbor Clovis 161

OVERALL IMPRESSION FROM  1 TO 7:  6

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: Love the shape and look. Poppy and fun!

WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: Theres a lot of nose and tail, so the 161 felt a lot smaller to me. I’d LOVE to see a 164-166ish for us bigger guys out there.

OVERALL COMMENTS: Mark Carter is a beast on a board, and this board reflects that. Meant to be nimble and freestylie, but will keep you up and ripping at full speed chop crushing and deepest pow banging’.

RATE THE SHAPE FROM 1 TO 7:  RADICAL

SHAPE COMMENT: AT THING OF BEAUTY

ADDITIONAL SHAPE COMMENTS:  A twin hidden beneath an arrowhead inspired shape. Very cool.

RATE THE FLEX FROM 1 TO 7:   6

FLEX COMMENT:  JUST RIGHT

ADDITIONAL FLEX COMMENT:  Stiff enough for power, loose enough for freedom.

RATE STABILITY THROUGH TURNS FROM 1 TO 7:   5

STABILITY COMMENT: PRETTY GOOD

ADDITIONAL STABILITY COMMENTS: Despite feeling a little small it held a great edge and cranked through variable snow like a champ!

RATE THE POP/ PLAYFULNESS FROM 1 TO 7:  RADICAL

COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS:

ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS:  A playful freestyle board that can get Powwy on demand.

RATE FLOAT IN POW FROM 1 TO 7:    6

COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: EASY TO STAY UP

ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: Big nose and tail helps in powder both ways!

RATE THE GRAPHICS FROM 1 TO 7:  RADICAL

GRAPHICS COMMENT: I’M FEELING IT

ADDITIONAL GRAPHICS COMMENTS: Clean, classy wood with some glyphs on the base. I likey.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY: Well done Carter and Arbor. Fun board! Good shape and construction coupled with great shape and design.

TEST YEAR:   2018/19 SNOWBOARD REVIEWS
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