The 2023 Arbor snowboards lineup has all but 1 (the Terrapin) of the 2022 models returning. There are 5 new models and a plethora of tweaks to returning models.
Below I will cover the new boards for the 2022-23 season, the 2021-22 boards that aren't returning with a 2023 model, and place each board into the categories where I see them fitting best.
Finally I'll take a look at all the tweaks to the returning models.
New 2023 Arbor Snowboards
The new boards for 2022-23 are:
Exiting 2022 Arbor Snowboards
The 2022 boards that aren't returning with a 2023 model:
All 2023 Arbor Snowboards by Category
Below, I have categorized Arbor's 2022-23 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.
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 2023 Arbor snowboards.
Out with the Old
Very little retiring from the 2022 lineup - just the Terrapin that's exiting.
In with the New
A few new boards, with the majority of them being new split boards. The new Satori Camber, a mellow freeride board, comes in a snowboard, splitboard and has a youth version. The Satori Youth Camber doubles the youth snowboard options in the Arbor line, though it does only come in one size (125).
Rounding out the other new splits is the Landmark Split Rocker and the Landmark Split Camber.
Changes to Existing Models
Pretty much every 2022 model returns with a 2023 model (except the Terrapin), but there have been quite a few tweaks to these returning models, including:
- Westmark Camber: Really different board now. Same name, but could almost call it a new board. Drops sizes 157W and 159. Gains a 158W. Gets "flip tips" whatever that is, but more noticeably, the shape of the tip and tail are changed. And a lot of dimensions have changed like less effective edge, longer tip and tail, wider waist and wider contact points, a straighter sidecut and more pronounced camber. So, basically a lot! I think the core is the same though.
- Westmark Rocker: Like the Westmark Rocker, this underwent a lot of changes. Also got the tip/tail shape change, the longer tip and tail, wider waist and wider contact points, a straighter sidecut and less effective edge. Also the sizes are all completely different with the 149, 152, 154MW, 155, 157MW, 158, 161W all gone and replaced by 151, 154, 157, 160.
- Draft Camber: Core changed from "single malt" core to "highland core". Flex doesn't change though - still 4/10.
- Draft Rocker: Core also changed from "single malt" core to "highland core".
- Cadence Rocker & Camber: Flex rating changed from 3/10 to 4/10.
- Element Rocker & Camber: Flex rating down from 6/10 on 22 model to 5/10 on 23 model.
- Formula Rocker & Camber and Poparazzi Rocker & Camber: Arbor rated them 3/5 for "park + street", whereas they got 2/5 for park/street on 22 model.
- Wasteland Rocker & Camber: Ash, Red Elm, and Palisander Powerply topseheet replacing the "American black walnut, el dorado, hand dyed ash powerply topsheet
- Swoon Rocker & Camber: Rated 6/10 flex for 23 model - was 5/10 for 22 model. Topsheet change from "carbonized bamboo powerply" on 22 model to "hand dyed ash powerply on 23 model
- A-Frame: Was rated 8/10 flex on 22 model, now rated 9/10 flex 23 model. "Red gum/pallisander/black dyed ash" topsheet replaced by "pallisander" top sheet on 23 model
- Cosa Nostra: Flex rating for 23 model is 7/10 flex, for 22 model it was 6/10 flex. "Eldorado" topsheet on 22 model replaced by "eucalyptus" top sheet on 23 model. "Sintered crosslink" base on 23 model replacing "sintered+" on 22 model.
- Clovis & Annex: Double barrel II core on 23 model relacing "double barrel" on 22 model.
- Veda: Was rated 5/10 flex on 22 model, 23 model is now rated 7/10 flex. "Armatic cedar" topsheet on 22 model replaced by "hand dyed ash" on 23 model.
- Single: Rated 5/10 flex for 23 and was 6/10 flex on 22 model.
In addition a lot of the models in the catalog don't mention "3 degree fenders" when this feature was mentioned in the 22 model. I suspect that this is just an omission or a change to the catalog not to include this feature, rather than them actually removing the fenders, but I'm not 100% sure on that.
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Really love your brand previews! Very helpful in comparing changes.
The Satori is very good looking board… but other than the tail shape and core, not seeing too much difference vs. the Single.
Both look to be medium flex, pow orientated, have some slight Volume shift, being shorter/wider, similar glass,
Am looking for a surfy freeride, (your lists are very helpful), Arbor boards just appeal to me for their looks/tech/ethos etc… and can find a Single on a pretty good deal. But of course, the Satori being a newest toy is always intriguing.
Would love to hear your opinions comparing both.
195lbs, 11Boots, looking at size charts puts me at similar sizes on both boards.
Thanks for your message.
I haven’t ridden the Satori yet, so I can’t say from experience, but there are some differences. But they’re not worlds apart of course, with that same flex (assuming in reality they’re the same, which is likely given that the glassing does look to be the same) and camber profile.
But they’re dimensions are quite different. The Satori is more “two-ended” than the Single – as in not as directional. E.g. comparing the 157 Satori with the 156 Single, the Satori 157 has a tip length of 30.2cm versus a tail of 28.2cm, whereas the single 156 has a tip length of 33.2cm and a tail length of 22.2cm – so a longer tip and a shorter tail, and a much bigger difference between tip and tail. The Single is also setback (30mm) more than the Satori (0mm) in its reference stance. The Single also has a larger amount of taper (20mm), compared to the Satori’s more subtle taper (6mm).
They are both volume shifted, and not too dissimilar in that sense, but the Single is a little wider overall. Again, comparing 156 Single to 157 Satori, the Single is 27cm at the waist, 32cm at the widest nose point and 30cm at the tail. The Satori is 26.7cm at the waist, and 31.2/30.6 at nose/tail. Not hugely different but enough to make a difference.
Whilst the Satori is still certainly a freeride board – and certainly fits the same category, on a scale, the Satori is closer to an all-mountain shape than the Single is, if that makes sense.
Thank you for bringing up the specs.
Can totally see how they’re different boards now, especially with the taper, setback and tail lengths.
Look forward to your review.