The following is a quick overview of the 2022 Arbor snowboards lineup.
First I will take a look at any new boards for the 2021-22 season, and any 2020-21 boards that aren't returning with a 2022 model.
Then I'll place each board into the categories where I see them fitting best.
New 2022 Arbor Snowboards
The new boards for 2021-22 are:
Exiting 2021 Arbor Snowboards
The 2021 boards that aren't returning with a 2022 model:
All 2022 Arbor Snowboards by Category
Below, I have categorized Arbor's 2021-22 lineup. This is according to the categories here at SnowboardingProfiles.com and not necessarily the same as how Arbor might label them.
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 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 2022 Arbor snowboards.
There were quite minimal changes to the lineup, which isn't surprising in a year of fairly minimal changes, due to interruptions caused by Covid-19. However, with the added sizes and more new boards than outgoing boards, they expanded a little rather than contracted as other brands have.
Out with the Old
The Cask was the only board to drop out (with the Cheater just being a name change from the Helix).
In with the New
The Single, Veda Split and Swoon Camber Split are the 3 genuinely new boards (with the Draft Rocker returning after a 1 year hiatus).
This ups the women's splitboard options from 1 to 3, which is good see. Now if you want a women's arbor splitboard, you have more choice.
The Single essentially replaces the outgoing Cask, but it's quite a different board. Same category, but the Single is a little softer flexing, different shape, different side cut - not as wide relative to lengths etc.
Changes to Existing Boards
From what I can see the lineup stayed relatively the same for the existing boards. No major overhauls to speak of by the looks. Some small changes include:
- Relapse changed from mixed glassing to biax glassing
- Draft Camber got a new size - 158W
- Element Camber new size 165W
- Formula Camber new size 157W
- Formula Rocker/Camber and Poparazzi Rocker/Camber got sintered bases (had extruded bases for 2021 model). That comes with a small price increase, but not that much given the base switch
- Shiloh replaces the Hand Dyed Ash Powerply on the 2021 model with Carbonized Bamboo Powerply for the 2022 model
- Coda replaces the American Black Walnut Powerply on the 2021 model with Hand Dyed Ash Powerply for the 2022 model
- Annex new size 158W
- A-Frame new size 159W
- Crosscut Camber new size 159W
I was able to test a good number of Arbor's 2022 collection and I'll release my reviews for those through the year.