Anonymouswrote a review of Arbor Element Snowboard on March 6, 2008
Wow is all I could say when I got this board so nice looking. Wow is all I could say after my first run, wow is this board made of glass... The top sheet is a work of art but more time should have been taken to engineer a more durable board. I have had boards fall of snow board racks with no damage taken, not this board it fell of the rack when I stopped for lunch and it made the factory wax bubble on the point of impact by 1/2"... I could not believe this! When riding down a slope with some loose rocks in the middle of the run (rocks were smaller then 1" it took the most damage I have ever done to a snowboard and I own quite a few (Ride, Burton, Lamar, and some free boards)). This board is probably one of the best boards I have ridden hands down but I don't think it will hold up to all mountain riding, you go into the trees and clip one expect epic damage, don't even look towards the terrain park... The durability for a $495 snowboard is not there and Arbor won't even try to back their snowboard. I think if you wanted some nice wall art this would be a $495 dollars well spent. If you want an "Expert Quality" snowboard that will last multiple seasons look some other place.