The 2016 Wasteland is Arbor's flagship snowboard, the Wasteland is designed around our most current thinking on big mountain design, our award winning Rocker System technology, and an inlaid version of our power ply topsheet in order to deliver cutting edge response and versatility in or out of bounds. With symmetry and precision unparalleled in modern board building, the Wasteland represents the apex of modern design and performance in a powerful and intuitive ride.
The 2016 Arbor wasteland comes at you with the most responsive core in Arbor's line combined with mixed glass to give you the ultimate quick feedback while canvassing the mountain. Taking it to the deep pow? The thunderhead tips have you covered!
System Rocker - The System is a design platform that delivers a cleaner ride without forfeiting edge performance. The System improves both rocker and camber shapes, without hybridizing the two together, which we think sacrifices the inherent benefits of each. The System design eliminates the leverage required to release and re-engage a snowboard’s outside contact points, while creating a highly effective, more direct connection to the snow.
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 our System Rocker designs, this ensures that the outside contact points are close enough to the snow to engage when maximum performance is required – higher speeds, fully loaded turns, and bigger landings. 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.
THUNDERHEAD TIP / TAIL
Big-mountain versatility &
speed in the deepest snow
Medium Flex - Gives you the ability to cover the whole range of terrain that the mountain has to offer, playlut and forgiving yet strong and snappy
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.
In the end, the process makes Arbor Power Ply deigns the most labor intensive snowboards on the market. 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.
MIXED GLASSING - A triax over biax lay-up that’s best for versatility: pow, backcountry, groomers, jumps, & more.
HIGHLAND CORE - Arbor's highest-end core, made from a blend of estate grown Poplar and Paulownia to provide the light-weight performance ideal for backcountry and pow.
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.
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. Those designs include rocker, or camber with our new Uprise Fenders.
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SINTERED BASE: A higher molecular weight, sintered base that provides added durability and speed.
CARBON UPRIGHTS - Two carbon fiber uprights running from the tip and tail to just past the inserts. A set up that provides added landing durability and pop for bigger park and backcountry performance.
Every Arbor snowboard is made with a full-length, sustainably produced wood core. Each core is custom built and CNC shaped for a specific model and size.