ARBOR SWOON 2015 WOMENS SNOWBOARD
The Swoon Rocker is for women who surf mountains. The design delivers a responsive, super stable ride. Expect amazing float in powder, with improved control in the steeps and at higher speed. The Swoon is built on a mountain-twin shape with a medium flex for a fun, versatile ride, in or out of bounds. Available in both Rocker System and Camber System. The Swoon Rocker offers a more surfy ride, with natural float and cleaner tracking.
GRIP-TECH: Grip Tech is a tri-radial sidecut design that is not “blended.” Natural shaping intersections, that in the past were eliminated, have been transformed into heel-and-toe contact points that provide a direct, more ergonomic way to grip the snow when additional control is needed. The extra contacts also form pivot zones that make turning easier and more natural. Grip Tech effectively moves a board’s primary interface with the snow underfoot, allowing us to deliver designs that don’t lose performance as we lift leading sections of the effective edge from the snow for a less grabby ride. Those designs include rocker, or camber with our new Uprise Fenders.
PARABOLIC PROFILING: The System utilizes rocker and camber profiles created using the parabolic arc, which progressively reduces the amount of rocker or camber toward the tip and tail of a snowboard, creating nice low profiles. On our System Rocker designs, this ensures that the outside contact points are close enough to the snow to engage when maximum performance is required – higher speeds, fully loaded turns, and bigger landings. On System Camber designs, this guarantees that the outside contact points do not dig too far into the snow, creating a cleaner, less catchy performance that makes it easier to turn, spin, and ride fast.
BAMBOO POWER PLY TOP: Almost all Arbor Snowboards are made with a sustainably sourced wood or Bamboo topsheet. We call this construction a Power Ply. The natural grain creates the style we’ve been known for since we launched twenty years ago. Less well recognized is how the technology improves the strength, durability, and return of our snowboards.
The Power Ply works like an added layer of fiberglass. During construction, the natural wood or bamboo fibers are turned into a composite layer inside the board; but the process takes time.
Raw timber must first be soaked so that it can be sliced or “veneered” into sheets, which are assembled into “faces,” then backed with a special fleece material, precision sanded, and pre-laminated to a protective foil, made in part from natural caster oil.
The finished topsheet is at last ready to be built into a snowboard. In the end, the process makes Arbor Power Ply deigns the most labor intensive snowboards on the market. The resulting performance, board life, and finish quality are worth the extra effort, in addition to the reduction in our reliance on man made glues, coatings, and composites.
THUNDERHEAD TIPS: Big-mountain versatility & speed in the deepest snow.
2x4 14 PACK INSERTS: Provide a wide stance range, while at the same time delivering critical micro adjustability.
SINGLE MALT CORE: Our standard wood core for highly reliable return and lasting durability. Made from 100% sustainably grown Poplar wood.
MIXED GLASSING: A triax over biax lay-up that’s best for versatility: pow, backcountry, groomers, jumps & more.
360 RAILS: A 360 degree, fully wrapped sidewall that eliminates the need for tip fill, while effectively tying the whole snowboard together. A technology that delivers incredibly tight tolerances for improved board life and durability.
SINTERED BASE: A higher molecular weight, sintered base that provides added
durability and speed.
SHAPE: True twin.