Board Tech

The System

Arbor offers a full lineup
of Rocker System
and Camber System designs.

The System is Arbor’s principal design platform. We developed The System to improve true rocker and camber designs by maintaining the integrity of both platforms without fusing either into a hybrid design. We believe that hybridization sacrifices some of the inherent benefits of each design philosophy. The System is an advanced rocker and camber design that improves upon the benefits of each platform depending on the needs of each rider. Whether you prefer the crisp, fully engaged performance of camber or the surfy, butter feel of rocker, The System creates a clean, effective connection to the snow, delivering a smooth ride with enhanced control.

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System Rocker

The Rocker System design provides a surfy ride with natural float and cleaner tracking.

Side view of Camber, showing traditional contact point versus grip tech contact point
System Camber

The Camber System design offers a poppy ride with crisp, fully engaged performance.

The System is a blending of two technologies: Grip Tech and Parabolic Profiling.

Grip Tech / Uprise Fenders

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. Uprise Fenders pull the outside contact zones off the snow with angled 3º risers on all Camber System designs.

Downward view of Rocker showing traditional contact points versus grip tech contact points
Downward view of Rocker showing locations of uprise fenders

Parabolic Profiling

The System utilizes rocker or camber profiles created using the parabolic arc, which progressively reduces the amount of rocker or camber toward the tip and tail of a snowboard. This creates low, more effective profiles. On our Rocker System designs, parabolic profiling ensures 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 Camber System designs, this guarantees 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.

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POW Tech & Pow Fenders

Pow Tech and Pow Fenders are a powder-specific version of the System Technology. With PowTech, we’ve eliminated the front two GripTech contact points and moved the board’s primary interface with the snow under your back foot, allowing us to deliver powder specific performance driven by the power of your back leg. Pow Fenders are oversized Up-Rise Fenders that pull the outside contact points up off the snow, creating smooth turning and extra float.

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Our signature Powerply topsheets are made with a sustainably sourced wood or bamboo topsheet. We refer to this technology as a Power Ply. The natural grain creates the style we’ve been known for since we launched in 1995. Less 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. We start with a log that must be soakedso that it can be sliced or “veneered” into sheets, which are then assembled into “faces”. The “faces” are then backed with a special fleece material, precision sanded, and pre– laminated to a protective foil made in part from natural castor bean oil. The finished topsheet is at last ready to be built into a snowboard. In the end, the process makes Arbor Power Ply designs the most labor–intensive snowboards on the market. The resulting performance, board life, finish quality, reduced reliance on man–made glues, coatings, and composites are worth the extra effort.

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Hand Dyed Ash

Scientific Name: Fraxinus Americana

Sapwood white, cathedral grained, tough, flexible

Eastern North America

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Carbonized Bamboo

Scientific Name:
Phyllostachys pubescens

Fast growing, sustainable, fiberous, robust.

South Asia


Sustainably sourced, hardwood, often chocolatey notes with darker veining.


Sustainably harvested, fast-growing tropical hardwood, strong and utilitarisan, with light red to rich reddish brown tones.

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Inlaid Powerply

A specialized and highly intricate die cutting process allows us to combine the natural grain of multiple species of wood into singular, sophisticated Powerply topsheet.

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Base Materials

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A higher molecular weight, sintered base that provides added durability and speed.

A tough, user–friendly extruded base that delivers lighter-weight performance.


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A biax over biax lay–up that’s designed for park and street inspired all-mountain riding. Also creates a good platform for learning.

A triax over biax lay–up that’s best for versatility: pow, backcountry, groomers, jumps, and more.

Board Reinforcements

AWD Carbon Uprights Topview

Two carbon fiber uprights running from the tip and tail to just past the inserts. A set up that provides added landing durability and pop for bigger park and backcountry performance.

TWD Carbon AFrame Topview

Diagonal carbon fiber inserts running diagonally from underneath your back foot to the outside contact point increase snap and rebound under your dominant back foot for powerful drive and power transfer.

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Our newly developed Carbon Vector Net reinforcements create evenly distributed torsional power and accelerated response from tip to tail.

Wood Cores

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Our standard wood core constructed with 100% sustainably grown poplar for highly reliable return and long-lasting durability.

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Our most versatile core, constructed with a 1:2 poplar to paulownia blend for super light weight performance, durability, and return.

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A newly developed screening process has allowed us to hand select the very lightest and highest quality paulownia from our sourcing partners. The result is a lighter, more responsive version of our FSC Certified Highland Core known for highly reliable return and long-lasting durability.

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Our standard wood core scaled using 100% Paulownia wood for a light and flexible ride that offers a responsive, long-lasting pop.

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Poplar to Paulownia blend with bamboo stringers running down the center of the board for added longitudinal pop and unmatched board control.

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A progressive 1:2 Poplar and Paulownia blend with bamboo stringers running along the rails of the boat for added torsional response and improved board control.

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Our highly versatile FSC Certified Highland Core, with additional insert and centerline components for a premium factory splitboard.

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Bio Resin

Starting with our 2020 line we are proud to announce that all Powerplys and R.A.P. Topless Tech veneers will be made with Bio-Resin, a replacement for traditional petroleum based resin that doesn’t affect performance or usability. The ingredients that go into Bio-Resin are sourced as co-products or waste products of other industrial processes and are manufactured employing green chemistry techniques that reduce the carbon footprint of the material by up to 40% (when compared to its petroleum based equivalent).

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Bio Plastic Topsheet Icon BIO-PLASTIC TOPSHEET: One of the materials we use in our quest to eliminate harmful pertrolium based plastics from our production cycle. Made from Castor Bean Oil, this eco-topsheet is extremely durable and water repellent.
RAP Topless Technology Icon R.A.P. TOPLESS TECHNOLOGY: A build process in which we eliminate the need for our Bio-Plastic Topsheet, creating a lighter, more eco-friendly ride.

Recycled Steel Edges

Recylced Steel Edges Icon Our highly durable, recycled steed edges embody two of our Arbor’s key values: quality and sustainability.

Recycled ABS

Recycled ABS Icon When a plastic alternative is unavailable, as in the case of ABS sidewalls, we do our best to opt for a recycled material to improve the sustainability of our products

360 Degree Rails

360 Recycled Rails Icon 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

Flip Tips

Flip Tips Icon Increased ramping on the nose and tail of the snowboard create the perfect platform for catch free nollies and fakie ollies.


Taper Icons A shaping technique that narrows the profile of the snowboard towards the rear contact points. Tapered snowboards will have a wider nose and narrower tail, allowing the tail of the board to sink in deeper snow creating natural float and cleaner tracking.


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2x4 10 Pack Inserts

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2x4 14 Pack Inserts

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2x4 12 Pack Inserts

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Universal Splitboard Insert Packs

Wend Natural Wax

Wend Natrual Wax Icon All Arbor snowboards hit the shop floor ready to ride with Wend Natural Wax.

Factory Tuned

Factory Tuned Icon We detune the tip and tail contact points on all of our snowboards for a catch-free ride before they leave the factory.

Karakoram Ultra Clip

Karakoram Ultra Clip Icon Karakoram’s new and improved splitboard clip is powerful, easier to use, and lighter. Once joined, the UltraClip fully constrains the seam of your splitboard to eliminate seam rattling, seam shearing, and seam rolling. The lever locks in the touring position as well to eliminate unwanted movement on the ascent.

Zero Waste Base Technology

zero waste base technology icon All of our die-cut bases feature our Zero Waste Base technology, and come in interchangable 2 colorways. This process is essential to reducing our carbon footprint and eliminating waste during the manufacturing process.

3-Year Warranty

3 year warranty We stand behind the quality and construction of every Arbor snowboard with an extended 3-Year Warranty. Find more information on our warranty policy.

3D Terra Tech

3 year warranty Terra Tech is a three-dimensional feature built directly into the nose of two of our latest designs. It reflects our most current thinking on performance in powder and mixed snow conditions. The 3D shape creates a slot, which works like a channel on a surfboard. It gives the snow that naturally builds up in front of your board, a way to quickly move under, and away from your nose. Ultimately, it reduces pressure and resistance for improved speed and performance in deeper snow.