Hello and welcome to my Arbor Shiloh Camber review.
In this review, I will take a look at the Shiloh Camber as an all-mountain snowboard.
As per tradition here at SnowboardingProfiles.com I will give the Shiloh Camber a score out of 100 (based on several factors) and see how it compares with other all-mountain snowboards.
Board: Arbor Shiloh Camber
Flex Rating: Medium (6/10)
Flex Feel on Snow: Medium (6/10)
Rating Score: 86.1/100
Compared to other Men’s All-Mountain Boards
Out of the 37 men’s all-mountain snowboards that I rated:
Overview of the Shiloh Camber’s Specs
Check out the tables for the Shiloh Camber’s specs and available sizes.
Traditional Camber - but not quite - Arbor's "System Camber"
Felt heavier than normal
Waist Width (mm)
Rec Rider Weight (lb)
Rec Rider Weight (kg)
Who is the Shiloh Camber Most Suited To?
Arbor has achieved a really good balanced snowboard with the Shiloh. It's snappy enough, but still with enough dampness - it's right in the middle flex-wise - that happy medium that allows you to do pretty much everything.
And it strikes a really nice balance of being able to ride it pretty fast, but it's still fun to ride slow. It's fun to open out in wide spaces and carve, but also to weave through tighter spaces.
The only real weakness is powder, but other that it's the definition of do-it-all. Great daily driver option.
Not for a beginner, but great option for intermediate and up looking for a mid-flexing do-everything ride.
The Shiloh Camber in More Detail
O.k. let’s take a more detailed look at what the Shiloh Camber is capable of.
Board: Arbor Shiloh Camber 2022, 156cm (251mm 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/-15
Stance width: 540mm (21.3″)
Stance Setback: Centered
Width at Front Insert: 267mm (10.5")
Width at Back Insert: 267mm (10.5")
Rider Height: 6'0"
Rider Weight: 175lbs
Rider Boot Size: US9.5 Adidas Tactical ADV
Bindings Used: Burton Malavita M
Weight: 3080grams (6lbs 13oz)
Weight per cm: 19.74 grams/cm
Average Weight per cm: 18.43 grams/cm*
*based on a sample size of around 100 models that I’ve weighed in 2019, 2020, 2021 *& 2022 models. The Shiloh Camber is quite a bit heavier than most boards I've weighed. One of the heavier. And you can feel that weight on snow. For some this is a big deal. Others like a bit of extra weight (can help with smashing through crud and not getting bucked around).
Damp or Chattery?
It's not ultra damp, but it's just on the damper side of the middle of the scale.
Smooth or Snappy?
It's not ultra snappy, but it's just on the snappier side of the middle of the scale.
I didn't get any powder to test the Shiloh Camber in, but based on specs and general feel, I wouldn't say this would be that at home in powder. Like any board, it's going to be fun in powder (I mean come on, it's powder!), particularly in shallow powder.
But not going to be an easy floater in deep powder. There's no rocker in the profile, the stance is centered (of course you could set it back some, and that would help on a powder day), there's no taper and whilst the nose is fractionally longer than the tail, there's not a lot of difference in tail and nose lengths.
It does have "uprise fenders" (3 degrees) at the contact points and Arbor's system camber does mean the camber flattens out towards the tip and tail, and this will certainly help it in powder, but not enough to make it a really good board in powder, IMO.
Carving & Turning
Carving: Really fun board to carve. And has that ability to be fun carving at slower speeds and opening out to a higher speed carve too.
Turning: Pretty easy and fun board to turn - really strikes that nice balance between easy/fun to turn, but also nice to hit more aggressive carves on.
Maneuverability at slow speeds: Pretty nimble when riding slow. Certainly not something that has to be ridden fast to be fun. Not quite as nimble as my control board (Lib Tech Terrain Wrecker) or the Arbor Relapse that I also rode that day, but pretty darn close - and given how well it rides at speed, it's a really good option for both riding slow and riding fast.
Skidded Turns: Didn't feel catchy and you could get away with skidding to some extent. But also not super easy to skid on.
Whilst not being an out and out bomber, it's pretty stable at speed. Certainly more stable at speed than the Relapse I also tested that day and my control board (Terrain Wrecker) and could open it out to pretty good speeds before it started to feel like it was getting a little twitchy.
Crud: In crud it wasn't like a crud crusher where it just smashed through everything in it's path, but it also didn't get bucked around super easy either. When it did feel like it got bucked a little, it was pretty easy to adjust on.
Bumps: It's nimble enough at slower speeds that you can weave through bumps pretty well and hugs them pretty well too - not to the same extent as I found with the Terrain Wrecker (control board) or the Relapse I also rode that day. But pretty good for its flex. Definitely a board that works well in the trees.
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Overall a fun board to hit jumps and side hits on.
Pop: Good overall pop. You had to put in a little effort to extract that pop, but when you did you got rewarded. And it wasn't super hard to access the pop or anything - you didn't have to throw everything in it to get it to pop, but you had to give it some effort.
Approach: A really good balance between being stable on faster approaches to bigger jumps and being nimble enough to make corrections and for approaching trickier side hits.
Landing: Nice and solid on landings - but forgiving enough that it you didn't get it perfect you didn't get punished.
Side-hits: Good for side hits. Not quite as fun as the Relapse I also rode that day, but the Relapse was really nimble and had really easy to access to pop. The Shiloh isn't hard to access it's certainly nimble enough and has good overall pop, so it was still something that made me want to search out every hit I could find.
Small jumps/Big jumps: Medium to Large were it's forte, IMO.
Really good for riding switch. It's pretty much a twin between the contact points, so when you ride it with it's reference centered stance it feels natural riding switch.
It's on the heavier side, which did make getting the spin around a little more of an effort - and the pop is good but does take some effort too - so you've got to put a little more into spins to get the best out of it, but not like throwing everything into or anything, but just not effortless.
But otherwise good to spin and good for setting up and landing switch.
It's not really made to be a great jibber, but it gets the job done when you need it to. It's not something that I feared hitting a box or rail on, but also not something I would get as a go-to for the jib line in the park.
The Shiloh was surprisingly easy to butter. And really fun when it came to butters.
Score Breakdown and Final Verdict
Check out the breakdown of the score in the table below.
TOTAL after normalizing
Overall, the Shiloh strikes a really good balance between a lot of different factors, meaning you could do almost anything almost anywhere on this board. Whilst it's deep powder credentials are probably it's weakest point, it's otherwise one of those boards, that you wouldn't be disappointed to have under your feet on any given day, on any given part of the mountain.
If you're looking for a camber dominant do-it-all board that isn't too aggressive and either aren't too worried about powder performance, don't tend to get much deep powder or have a separate board for powder days, then this is a really good option, IMO.
More Info, Current Prices and Where to Buy Online
If you want to learn more about the Shiloh Camber, or if you are ready to buy, or if you just want to research prices and availability, check out the links below.
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