Hello and welcome to my Arbor Coda Rocker snowboard review.
In this review, I will take a look at the Coda Rocker as an all-mountain snowboard.
As per tradition here at SnowboardingProfiles.com I will give the Coda Rocker a score out of 100 (based on several factors) and see how it compares with other all-mountain snowboards.
Board: Arbor Coda Rocker
Price: $549 (USD recommended retail)
Flex Rating: Medium-Stiff (7/10)
Flex Feel on Snow: Medium-Stiff (7/10)
Rating Score: 83.5/100
Compared to other Men’s All-Mountain Boards
Out of the 27 men’s all-mountain snowboards that I rated:
- The average price was $490 (USD)
- The average score was 80.9/100
- The highest score was 92.1/100
- The lowest score was 63.4/100
- The Coda Rocker ranked 9th out of 27*
* Based on 2018 ratings (2019 ratings not fully compiled yet). Once 2019 ratings are updated these numbers will likely change but probably only subtly. The 2018 Coda Rocker was not rated last year so this is based on where it would have ranked.
Overview of the Coda Rocker’s Specs
Check out the tables for the Coda Rocker’s specs and available sizes.
Continuous Rocker (Arbor's System Rocker)
Heavier than normal
Waist Width (mm)
Rec Rider Weight (lb)
Rec Rider Weight (kg)
Who is the Coda Rocker Most Suited To?
The Coda Rocker is the kind of board that is consistent across all areas. It’s one of those do-it-all boards that isn’t amazing in any 1 area, but has no major weaknesses either.
So, if you like the idea of having a board that you can take you anywhere and ride any style and only want one board to do it all, like something that’s on the stiffer side of medium and like a centered stance (centered along the effective edge – so essentially centered until you’re in deep snow and then you’re setback 10mm along the length of the board – as the nose is 10mm longer than the tail), then this board might be the one you’re looking for.Too stiff for beginners, IMO, but a strong intermediate rider and up would be great for this board.
The Coda Rocker in More Detail
O.k. let’s take a more detailed look at what the Coda Rocker is capable of.
Board: Arbor Coda Rocker 2019, 156 (251mm waist width)
Date: March 5, 2018
Conditions: Cloudy with flurries but visibility was mostly good – a couple of times it went fuzzy but mostly good. Nice medium-firmness to the snow. Not soft but not hard. Off groomer doable and groomers nice.
Bindings angles: +15/-15
Stance width: mm 540mm (21.25”)
Stance Setback: Centered
Width at Inserts: 264mm (10.39”)
Weight: 3000 grams (6lb 9.8oz)
Weight per cm: 19.23 grams/cm
Average Weight per cm: 18.21 grams/cm*
*based on a small sample size of 24 boards that I weighed but still heavier than most of the 2019 boards I demoed.
I felt it at a 7/10, which is what Arbor rates it as. For the feel I got from it, that’s about right, IMO.
I didn’t have any fresh powder to test in on the day I rode the Coda Rocker, but based on the specs and the feel I got from it, I’d say it would float reasonably well.
There’s plenty of rocker going on and has a reasonable sized nose in terms of length and the nose is a little longer than the tail. Not going to be a powder machine, compared to some boards, but decent enough. It does have a centered stance, which goes against it, but for a do-it-all kind of board, not too bad.
Carving & Turning
Despite all that rocker and no camber to speak of, the Coda Rocker actually felt pretty good on a carve. It is relatively stiff, which helps, but was certainly more than I was expecting from an all-rocker board. A better carver than the Arbor Whiskey that I rode on the same day.
Skidded turns are fine, which was expected, though probably not as easy I had expected for an all rocker board. Still certainly a board you can skid your turns on, but not as easy as some. Not as easy to skid as the Whiskey.
Edge-to-edge it was pretty quick but not lightning fast – a little slower than the Whiskey in that sense.
Edge hold felt really good on this board in harder areas.
Again, I wasn’t expecting too much in terms of speed – but I was again pleasantly surprised with the speed and stability at speed of this board.
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It felt a bit chattery when the snow got messy. Not super-chattery but not super damp either.
Though not super-poppy, I found the Coda Rocker was still a fun jumping board that landed solid and was all-round fun to hit jumps and side-hits with.
It’s not a true twin, but it is centered, and whilst it’s not a true twin, it’s a directional twin (nose longer than the tail otherwise the shape is the same in both directions) and it feels almost as natural going in either direction.
Not a jib master by any means but I felt comfortable enough going over jibs. Too stiff, IMO, to be a great jib board, but definitely doable.
Score Breakdown and Final Verdict
Check out the breakdown of the score in the table below.
rating (OUT OF 5)
contribution to final score
TOTAL after normalizing
Overall the Coda Rocker is a solid do-it-all ride, that has no major weaknesses but also no major wow-factor. A solid ride that you can’t go wrong with though, especially if you’re looking for a relativeLY stiff rockered board.
If you want to learn more about the Coda Rocker, are ready to buy or want to research prices and availability, check out the links below.
If you want to see how the Coda Rocker compares to other men’s all-mountain snowboards or want to check out some other options in that category, check out the next link.