Below is a brief overview of all the 2020 Arbor snowboards.
First I will take a look at any new boards for the 2019-20 season, and any old 2018-19 boards that aren't returning with a 2020 model.
Then I'll look at each board and put them into the categories where I see them best fitting.
New 2020 Arbor Snowboards
The new boards for 2019-20 are:
Exiting 2019 Arbor Snowboards
The 2019 boards that aren't returning with a 2020 model:
All 2020 Arbor Snowboards by Category
I have categorized Arbor's 2019-20 collection below. This is according to the categories here at SnowboardingProfiles.com and not necessarily the same as what Arbor labels them as.
Of course these are only broad categories as every board is different, but this is a rough guide.
All of Arbor's boards either have their System Rocker or System Camber profiles - and a lot of models have 2 versions - a rocker version and a camber version.
ARBOR BEGINNER SNOWBOARDS
ARBOR PARK/FREESTYLE SNOWBOARDS
ARBOR ALL-MOUNTAIN-FREESTYLE SNOWBOARDS
ARBOR AGGRESSIVE ALL-MTN-FREESTYLE SNOWBOARDS
ARBOR ALL-MOUNTAIN SNOWBOARDS
ARBOR AGGRESSIVE ALL-MOUNTAIN SNOWBOARDS
ARBOR FREERIDE SNOWBOARDS
ARBOR POWDER & SHORT/WIDE SNOWBOARDS
ARBOR SPLIT BOARDS
ARBOR YOUTH SNOWBOARDS
So there you have the 2020 Arbor snowboards.
Quite a few new offerings in there. The Crosscut and Annex look like nice new additions. The Shiloh looks very similar to the Element specs wise (but with different looking tip and tail shapes and some different materials). Without having ridden it, it's hard to say if it's too similar though.
Nice to see the Poparazzi get a camber version.
I had the privelege of riding several 2020 Arbor boards and I'll release my reviews for those through the year.
Hi there – Been intrigued with Arbor for a while but haven’t rode one. What would you recommend? I’m advanced/expert rider and love everything from powder, glades, and groomers. My wife is intermediate so sometimes I have to ride the blues with her as well. I don’t have the cash for multiple boards so looking towards an all mountain that can handle everything. Seems like Arbor has lots of options. What are your thoughts? Thanks.
Thanks for your message.
I would be leaning towards the Bryan Iguchi Pro Camber for you. I think you will appreciate the camber over their rocker options for the most part, given your an advanced/expert rider. Not going to be as good in powder as their rocker options, but overall, I think that would make the most sense. The Bryan Iguchi Pro is a little more directional than some of their other all-mountain options, and if you’re not going to be riding switch or any kind of freestyle, then I think that’s a good way to go. Or if you wanted to go even a bit more directional, then the Crosscut Camber might be the way to go.
If you weren’t on the Blues with your wife at all, then you could look at something like the A-Frame, but that’s not going to be as fun, when you’re riding slower, more casual.
So yeah, I would be looking at the Crosscut Camber or Bryan Iguchi Pro Camber.
Hope this helps
I think, if you weren’t riding the blues with your wife, then you could
Hey what are your thoughts on the Shiloh Camber vs Coda Camber. On the Arbor website it says the Coda is like a better version of the Shiloh. Is that true do you think? Or is the Shiloh just slightly more flexible. Looks to me like that’s the only difference.
Thanks for your message – and apologies for the slow response. Bit behind at the moment after vacation.
I haven’t ridden the Shiloh, so I couldn’t say from first hand experience, but it looks like they’re fairly similar, apart from flex, as you say, based on specs.
The Coda Camber does use different glass “mixed glass” vs “biax glass” on the Shiloh. And they use a different ply. Glass usually affects the stiffness, but hard to say if stiffness is the only difference that those things make.
But the dimensions are all the same, same core, plus a lot of other things the same. So, I couldn’t say for sure having not ridden the Shiloh, but I would say to go with the flex that you think will suit you better, that you would be more comfortable with.
Hope this helps