Hello and welcome to my Arbor Coda Camber review.
In this review, I will take a look at the Coda Camber as an aggressive all-mountain snowboard.
As per tradition here at SnowboardingProfiles.com I will give the Coda Camber a score out of 100 (based on several factors) and see how it compares with other aggressive all-mountain snowboards.
Board: Arbor Coda Camber 2020
Style: Aggressive All-Mountain
Flex Rating: Medium-Stiff (7/10)
Flex Feel on Snow: Medium-Stiff (7/10)
Rating Score: 80.9/100
Compared to other Men’s Aggressive All-Mountain Boards
Out of the 20 men’s aggressive all-mountain snowboards that I rated:
Overview of the Coda Camber’s Specs
Check out the tables for the Coda Camber’s specs and available sizes.
Traditional Camber - but a little different to trad camber - Arbor's System Camber
Lighter side of Normal
Waist Width (mm)
Rec Rider Weight (lb)
Rec Rider Weight (kg)
Who is the Coda Camber Most Suited To?
The Coda camber is great for anyone who's looking for a versatile deck to ride the mountain that wants a predominantly camber feeling board - but a camber feeling board that has less consequence for skidding turns - still not easy to skid on, but more forgiving than out-and-out camber.
And if carving and jumps are your mainstay, this does both well.
Not for a beginner - it's still not catch-free - and too stiff for a beginner.
Not great in powder, but otherwise can ride pretty much anything, anywhere.
The Coda Camber in More Detail
O.k. let’s take a more detailed look at what the Coda Camber is capable of.
Board: Arbor Coda Camber 2020, 159cm (252.5mm waist width)
Date: February 27, 2019
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: 266mm (10.47")
Rider Height: 6'0"
Rider Weight: 185lbs
Rider Boot Size: US10 Vans Aura
Bindings Used: Burton Malavita M
Weight: 2840grams (6lb 4oz)
Weight per cm: 17.86 grams/cm
Average Weight per cm: 18.45 grams/cm*
*based on a small sample size of 51 boards that I've weighed in 2019 and 2020 models. So the Coda Camber is a little lighter than the average of those I've weighed. On snow, it felt normal weight-wise.
No real powder to speak of on the day.
But given that the Coda Camber is pretty much all-camber, all-be-it with that little bit of forgiveness with the system camber, the centered stance - and only a little directional (nose 1cm longer than tail), it's not likely that it would be great in powder, based on the specs, and experience with similar boards in powder.
Carving & Turning
Carving: Was a good carver, and this was the funnest part with this board - bombing and carving. Could hold a carve a little deeper and a little longer vs my Rossignol One LF (my control board).
Maneuverability at slow speeds: Not un-nimble at slow speeds, but certainly not nimble either. At slower speeds, not as nimble as Rossi One.
Overall edge-to-edge speeds: When picking up the pace, the Coda Camber becomes more maneuverable - could get it quicker edge-to-edge. Just responded better at speed.
Skids: You can get away with skids to a certain extent, but not overly friendly of skids.
Max Speed = 44.2mph (71.1kph)
As good as the Rossi One at speed (which I find pretty good vs a lot of others). Still felt stable at higher speeds, and felt confident riding it at speed.
I didn't find the Coda Camber to be quite as good in uneven terrain (bumps and crud) as the Rossi One, but it wasn't terrible either. Middle of the road for uneven terrain, IMO.
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Really good for jumps. Great pop and solid on landings and approach.
Pop: A really good amount of pop. I wouldn't say it's the easiest in the world to access, but also not too difficult to access. You can get a good bit with little effort and then more when you load it up.
Approach: Nice and stable - and decently nimble.
Landing: Really solid.
Side-hits: Ideally slightly more nimble at slightly slower speeds, for trickier approaches, but still really good for side-hits.
Small jumps: Good for small jumps.
Big jumps: Great for big jumps. This can do any size of jump but is even more suitable for bigger jumps.
Pretty close to the same going both ways. Given the fact that the only thing that doesn't make it twin is the 1cm longer nose vs tail, it's kind of the same on groomers, technically - being twin between the contact points. So maybe it was just psychological that it wasn't quite perfect riding switch.
Great pop, great landings, and good landing and taking off switch. Felt like it took a little more to get the spin around vs the Rossi One and some other boards - and maybe that was down to the stiffer torsional flex, but overall still pretty good for spins.
Was less buttery than the Rossi One - and that was expected with the extra flex. There wasn't zero butterability, but it wasn't overly easy to butter either. Middle of the road.
Score Breakdown and Final Verdict
Check out the breakdown of the score in the table below.
TOTAL after normalizing
Overall, the Coda Camber excels mostly with carving and jumps. So, if those are your mainstay, and you like a board a little stiffer than medium, mostly camber, and on the more freestyle end of the all-mountain spectrum, then the Coda Camber should be a good match for you.
More Info, Current Prices and Where to Buy Online
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