Hello and welcome to my Arbor Bryan Iguchi Pro Rocker review.
In this review, I will take a look at the Bryan Iguchi Pro Rocker as an all-mountain snowboard.
As per tradition here at SnowboardingProfiles.com I will give the Bryan Iguchi Pro Rocker a score out of 100 (based on several factors) and see how it compares with other all-mountain snowboards.
NOTE: The 2020 model was the last model of the Byran Iguchi Pro Rocker.
Board: Arbor Bryan Iguchi Pro Rocker 2020
Flex Rating: Medium-Stiff (7/10)
Flex Feel on Snow: Medium bordering on Medium-Stiff (6.5/10)
Rating Score: 84.0/100
Compared to other Men’s All-Mountain Boards
Out of the 34 men’s all-mountain snowboards that I rated:
Overview of the Bryan Iguchi Pro Rocker’s Specs
Check out the tables for the Bryan Iguchi Pro Rocker’s specs and available sizes.
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Who is the Bryan Iguchi Pro Rocker Most Suited To?
The Bryan Iguchi Pro Rocker is great for anyone looking for a high performance do-it-all snowboard that has a looser feel underfoot, with quick edge-to-edge transitions and a smooth feel in crud and bumps.
Great for anyone who rides trees as well as groomers, wants some stiffness but also some butterability and doesn't necessarily need to get too aggressive on carves and likes a surfy feel in powder.
Not for a strict beginner, but a low-end intermediate rider could handle this board - it's a little stiffer, but it's very easy to turn still and not catchy.
The Bryan Iguchi Pro Rocker in More Detail
O.k. let’s take a more detailed look at what the Bryan Iguchi Pro Rocker is capable of.
Board: Arbor Bryan Iguchi Pro Rocker 2020, 156cm (251mm waist width)
Date: February 27, 2019
Conditions: Overcast but perfect visibility.
Snow was nice medium to medium-firm on groomer. OK off-groomer but a little crunchy and icy in patches.
Bindings angles: +15/-15
Stance width: 540mm (21.3″)
Stance Setback: Centered
Width at Inserts: 265mm (10.43")
Rider Height: 6'0"
Rider Weight: 185lbs
Rider Boot Size: US10 Vans Aura
Bindings Used: Burton Malavita M
Didn't really have much to test it in but I did find a patch and it felt like it would be really good in powder. A fun surfy feel in powder.
There's a bit of taper in it's shape and the nose is 2cm longer than the tail. That plus all the rocker make it quite good specs-wise for powder. It has a centered reference stance which takes away from it's powder prowess a little - but you could certainly set it back on powder days.
Carving & Turning
Carving: Not the biggest carver. You could certainly carve on it, but wasn't anything amazing. A looser feel - so kind of wanted to skid out a bit, even when looking to carve. Without any camber that wasn't a big surprise.
Maneuverability at slow speeds: Really nimble at slow speeds, especially for it's flex. Felt really confident and fun in the trees.
Overall edge-to-edge speeds: Fast or slow it responded well
Smooth or snappy: In the middle. It's quite smooth but also very quick edge to edge.
Certainly not an out and out bomber. But it's good at speed for a rocker. It's got a slightly stiffer than medium flex-feel, which helps for sure.
The Bryan Iguchi Pro Rocker felt great in uneven terrain. It floated over top nicely and because it's nice and nimble, that helped when trying to navigate around/through bumps.
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Overall a decent jumper without being insane.
Pop: There's not heaps of pop - and that was expected given there's no camber, but what pop there is, is super easy to extract.
Approach: Fine for small to medium, but some may not like the looser feel of the rocker for approaching large jumps.
Landing: Again, fine for landings off small to medium. And that extra stiffness helps - but the rocker can feel a bit loose and less suitable for larger jumps.
Side-hits: Really good - pop doesn't require much effort to extract and being nimble helps it with trickier approaches.
Small jumps: Great for smaller jumps.
Big jumps: Not ideal. A little on the looser side, so maybe not stable enough to be ideal for larger jumps.
It's centered but it does have that little bit of taper. It's not a huge amount, but it's enough that it's noticeable. It also has that nose that's 2cm longer than the tail - but that's outside the contact points, so you don't really notice that on groomers at all.
It felt fine riding switch without being ideal.
You can certainly spin this board. It's got decent pop, which is easily accessible and the board gets around fairly easily. It's not ideal for landing and taking off switch and it's not the most solid landing platform in the world for big tricks, but doable for spins overall.
Again not ideal, but doable.
This board is actually quite easy to press/butter, especially given it's flex. Perhaps the tip/tail are softer than the flex between the feet?
Score Breakdown and Final Verdict
Check out the breakdown of the score in the table below.
Contribution to Final Score
TOTAL after normalizing
Overall, I found the Bryan Iguchi Pro Rocker to be the most fun in trees, and off-groomer generally. It handled uneven terrain really well and has a nice surfy feel in powder/softer snow.
It's not the poppiest or most aggressive board going around, but it's really nimble especially for it's flex and it's really versatile for doing a bit of everything. Great for anyone that wants a looser/surfier feel but wants to be able to do a bit of everything, everywhere on the mountain.
More Info, Current Prices and Where to Buy Online
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