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It has a black belt in powder.

Kick ass with your big feet all over the mountain on the Arbor Roundhouse CX Snowboard. Traditional camber combined with wood and bamboo construction give it tons of pop and power for charging steeps and ripping hardpack, and the directional shape keeps it afloat in pow when the snow piles up.

  • Traditional camber is powerful and poppy
  • Mixed Glassing triax over biax glass lay-up provides a versatile flex
  • 60% recycled edges are durable and reduce waste
  • Mystic 1 core is made from FSC certified poplar and reinforced with bamboo for a lively and durable ride
  • Grip Tech sidecut widens the board slightly underfoot to create additional contact points for improved edge control with rocker
  • Directional shape has a set-back stance for increased float in pow
  • Rocket sintered base is wax-infused to make it lightning-fast
  • Power Ply topsheet replaces plastic with sustainably-harvested wood for increased pop and durability with less impact on the environment
  • Bio-Film topsheet replaces toxic clear coat
  • Wide waist width prevents toe drag for riders with bigger feet
  • 14-pack inserts allow for a wide stance range
  • Art by Rachel Kim

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4 5

It's a big German sedan

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I'm a 42 yr old dad of 3 and a long time boarder - almost 20 years. I recently treated myself to an Arbor Roundhouse CX 167. I rode a Morrow Rail 160 with camber for 17 years, but I recently had to get larger boots which caused occasional heel and tow drag. I went with the Roundhouse for the increased waist width (good for my size 12 boots) and I went up to 167 hoping for increased high speed stability. When I'm alone for a bit and away from the kids, I prefer old school, simple GS-style riding/carving on medium to high speed blue groomers. That's what I did on my first day out with the roundhouse. I found it different and noticeably harder to ride at slower speeds, but I expected that. It's fast fast fast. Much faster than my previous board, which I kept perfectly tuned. It just wants to fly. Sequences of short technical turns required more effort than my previous board because of the rigidity and length, but once you open it up you can really feel the difference. It's sorta like a big german sedan. Not the most fun in the parking lot, but at high speed you still feel in complete control. This thing will be giving me smiles for a long time.

It's a big German sedan
5 5

Super Fun Board

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I have a 167 and I used it several times so far on the East Coast. Luckily I got the chance to test it both in powder and on groomers. Board floats over everything when its soft, flies on the groomers and is still nimble enough for my fat butt to bomb moguls. So far I am very impressed with the board. I will update my review after putting it through the real test of 5 days in Utah.

Super Fun Board