Hello and welcome to my Arbor Element Camber snowboard review.
In this review, I will take a look at the Element Camber as an all-mountain snowboard.
As per tradition here at SnowboardingProfiles.com I will give the Element Camber a score out of 100 (based on several factors) and see how it compares with other all-mountain snowboards.
Board: Arbor Element Camber 2020
Flex Rating: Medium (5/10)
Flex Feel on Snow: Medium (6/10)
Rating Score: 82.7/100
Compared to other Men’s All-Mountain Boards
Out of the 34 men’s all-mountain snowboards that I rated:
Overview of the Element Camber’s Specs
Check out the tables for the Element Camber’s specs and available sizes.
Traditional Camber Arbor's "System Camber"
Waist Width (mm)
Rec Rider Weight (lb)
Rec Rider Weight (kg)
Who is the Element Camber Most Suited To?
The Element Camber is best suited to anyone wanting a full camber board, but with less consequence and who wants a board that is really versatile outside of powder.
Not for a beginner and probably not a low intermediate rider, but from solid intermediate and up.
If all of the above sounds like you plus you're on a tight budget, then this is a very appealing option.
The Element Camber in More Detail
O.k. let’s take a more detailed look at what the Element Camber is capable of.
Board: Arbor Element Camber 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
This is this boards weakest point. There's not really anything that's helping it with float, except for a slightly longer nose than tail. Otherwise, there's no setback, there's no rocker, no taper - and the difference between nose and tail is really sublte.
Carving & Turning
Carving: Feels nice no a carve. Not epic, but definitely likes to get on edge and lock into the sidecut.
Maneuverability at slow speeds: It's relatively maneuverable at slower speeds. Certainly more so than the Coda Camber, which I also rode on the same day. Not quite as much as my test board (Rossignol One LF) but not far off either.
Smooth or snappy: It has more of a smooth feel, rather than a snappy one.
Skidded Turns: It's not ultra catchy. That system camber does really help there. But it is a little catchy. Not the most forgiving of skidded turns.
Felt really smooth and stable at speed. Surprised me a little. Not an out and out bomber, but good. Strikes a good balance at being maneuverable at slower speeds, but not washy or squirrely when riding faster.
It's pretty good in both crud and over and around bumps. I found it about as good as my test board and a little better than the Coda Camber that I also rode that day.
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Really liked it for jumps overall.
Pop: Good pop and relatively easy to extract. I'd say similar pop to the Coda Camber, but easier to extract. Better pop than my test board.
Approach: Nice and stable
Landing: Solid on landings for sure. Landing switch could feel a little catchy, but if your switch game is close to as good as your regular direction, then that's not a problem.
Side-hits: Maneuverable enough and good pop.
Small jumps/Big Jumps: Good for both. Medium jumps is probably it's sweet spot but can handle bigger jumps fine.
Pretty good riding in both directions. If you're a good switch rider and once you get used to it, it's really good.
Not bad for spins. Good pop and good for landing and taking off switch for 1s, 5s etc. Felt like the spin got around pretty easily.
You can jib on it. It's not scary to jib on, but also not ideal.
Not as buttery as I was expecting. I wasn't expecting it to be that buttery, but I was expecting it to be more buttery than the Coda Camber, but was about the same or potentially even a little harder. Definitely harder to butter than my test board. But also not the hardest to butter on. You can butter with it but it does take a bit of effort.
Score Breakdown and Final Verdict
Check out the breakdown of the score in the table below.
Contribution to Final Score
TOTAL after normalizing
Overall, the Element Camber is a really solid board at a very reasonable price. If you're looking for good all-round performance, can sacrifice a little in terms of powder performance and have a low-ish budget, the Element Camber should be on your list.
More Info, Current Prices and Where to Buy Online
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