Hello and welcome to this Arbor Cadence Camber review.
In this review, I will take a look at the Cadence Camber as a freestyle snowboard.
As per tradition here at SnowboardingProfiles.com I will give the Cadence Camber a score out of 100 (based on several factors) and see how it compares with other women's freestyle snowboards.
Board: Arbor Cadence Camber
Flex Rating: Medium-Soft (3/10)
Flex Feel on Snow: Medium (4.5/10)
Rating Score: 83.7/100
Compared to other Women’s Freestyle Boards
Out of the 17 women’s freestyle snowboards that I rated:
Overview of the Cadence Camber’s Specs
Check out the tables for the Cadence Camber’s specs and available sizes.
Traditional Camber but not quite - Arbor's "System Camber"
Waist Width (mm)
Rec Rider Weight (lb)
Rec Rider Weight (kg)
Who is the Cadence Camber Best Suited To?
The Cadence Camber is freestyle at heart, but it holds it's own for carving up or bombing the groomers too.
Great option for someone who is either looking for a freestyle/park board to add to their quiver or someone looking for their one board quiver board but have a style that is freestyle dominant.
Not for beginners, but great for intermediate and up riders looking to add a solid freestyle/park deck to their quiver or who have a freestyle dominant style and want it as their do-it-all.
The Cadence Camber in More Detail
O.k. let’s take a more detailed look at what the Cadence Camber is capable of.
Board: Arbor Cadence Camber 2022, 148cm (236mm waist width)
Date: April 5, 2021
Conditions: Sunny! Barely a cloud in the sky and felt nice and warm.
2°C (36°F) degrees o°C (32°F) with wind. Barely any wind. 5kph.
24 snow: 0cm (0")
7 day snow: 3cm (1.2")
On groomer: Icy in patches, medium in patches and slushy in patches. Snow quite messy/cruddy. GOt softer and more slushly as day went on.
Off groomer: Icy/crunchy for the most part particularly on particular sections - but certainly not bullet proof and in places started to soften up quite a bit as the day wore on.
Pretty typical spring riding.
Bindings angles: +15/-12
Stance width: 510mm (20″)
Stance Setback: Centered
Width at Inserts: 250mm (9.84")
Weight: 2580g (5lbs, 11oz)
Weight per cm: 17.43g/cm
Average Weight per cm: 17.12 grams/cm*
*based on a small sample size of around 20 women's boards that I've weighed in 2020, 2021 and 2022 models. The Cadence Camber is a little heavier than normal but pretty close to normal. Jade found it to feel a little heavier than normal on snow but also said that it was still easy to get good height on jumps, side hits and ollies.
Rider Height: 5'7" (170cm)
Rider Weight: 145lbs (66kg)
Rider Boot Size: Women's US6.5 Thirty Two Exit
Bindings Used: Burton Lexa, Medium
Damp or Chattery?
Pretty much right in the middle of the scale, but maybe ever so slightly to the chattery side of center.
Smooth or Snappy?
A little more snappy than smooth but again fairly close to the center of the scale.
No powder to test on, but based on specs and other similar Arbor boards, it's not going to be amazing in powder, particular deeper powder.
Carving & Turning
Carving: One of the better twin carvers - can handle big high speed carves pretty well for it's flex too - it's not a carving monster, but it holds it's own for a freestyle board.
Turning: Nice and easy to switch edge to edge and initiating turns was pretty effortless.
Maneuverability at Slow Speeds: Easy to maneuver at slow speeds, changed edges quickly and easily.
Skidded Turns: Quite forgiving of skidded turns. Surprisingly so for a camber dominant board - but then Arbor's System Camber does tend to be more forgiving than traditional full camber.
Never going to be a speed demon, but for a freestyle deck it's not bad. Can certainly bomb to an extent on this board.
Crud: Got bucked around a little in crud, but was pretty easy to adjust and correct when getting thrown off your line.
Bumps: Was a fun board in trees and was easy to maneuver between bumps. Hugging the bumps going over them, it wasn't amazing, but also not bad.
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Jade felt that it performed really well on jumps. It was a fun board to jump with, especially on side hits.
Pop: Really good pop - and that pop was easy to access too (didn't have to wind it up too much to get it springing)
Approach: Easy to speed check on and make corrections when necessary - and stable enough for bigger jumps, without being super stable.
Landing: A good combination of solid but forgiving on landings.
Side-hits: Really fun for sidehits. Easy controlling the board and setting it up for the sidehit and adjusting for last minute spotting or tricky approaches - and that pop made those side hits really fun!
Small jumps/Big Jumps: Better for small to medium jumps, but can handle big jumps too, for sure.
Really good for riding switch - and that's no surprise given it's specs. And being a fairly forgiving ride overall, even if your switch game isn't great, it's not too challenging.
Getting the spin around was fine. Being a little on the heavier side is really the only downside, but the amount of pop this board has really compensates well for that and you don't even notice it being heavier at all (and it's only very slightly heavier than average anyway).
That plus being great for setting up and landing switch makes this a great spinning board.
It's more of a jump line board, rather than a jib line board. But you can definitely ride it on jibs, particularly if you're quite confident on them.
Has a fair amount of flex in the tip and tail and butters quite easily. Not ultra buttery, but more buttery than average.
Score Breakdown and Final Verdict
Check out the breakdown of the score in the table below.
Contribution to Final Score
TOTAL after normalizing
The Cadence Camber is a great do-it-all for someone who predominantly likes to ride freestyle and doesn't ride powder much or for someone who wants to add a park/freestyle board to their quiver.
Also comes in at a really reasonable price, particularly for a board with a sintered base.
More Info, Current Prices and Where to Buy Online
If you want to check out some other freestyle snowboard options, or if you want to compare the Cadence Camber to other women's freestyle snowboards, then check out the next link.