Expert level all-mountain boarder
Steef's rating of this snowboard:
Considering his snowboarders profile:
"Enjoying the whole mountain needs a maximum of piste carving, float in powder and playfulness. And for some decent carving on piste with acceleration a condition is good edge grip and camber. I am prepared to work for it."
My favourite all-mountain snowboards:
1. Amplid UNW8
2. Capita Black snowb. of Death
3. Rossignol XV Magtek
To all my reviews
Nice all-mountain snowboard
The Arbor Roundhouse (162cm) is a nice versatile all-mountain snowboard with enough grip to make carved turns on prepared slopes. With it's easy handling this board invites you to play around on, and even more, off-piste. It's not a stiff board and goes comfortable over bumps and disordered terrain. And with enough float in deep snow you can have a good time having fun all-mountain. A 4 star board for me.
The board turns very easy, and delivers good grip. Don't expect any pop but it holds it's line quite good. And that is a nice side issue because this board's major priority is leaving the prepared slopes. And it does that with ease. Good float in powder, you don't have to adjust or lean back, just go! Intermediate boarders up to advanced will appreciate it's behavior and also experienced boarders will not be bored soon.
Arbor about the Roundhouse
"A true all-mountain rockered machine built to support larger feet, while delivering performance peak to parking lot; a high-end daily cruiser that provides the quickness and power you need for 12 rounds of hard driving, all-terrain, mixed-condition fun. System Rocker / Mountain-Twin / Medium Flex", says Arbor. You don't buy this board for hammering down prepared slopes, but if you are looking for a board to play around on piste and have a good time off-piste, this is a very good pick and indeed good fun in mixed conditions.
Burton Custom X: a bit stiffer but not hard.
Nitro Blacklight: fairly easy board with better piste quality.
Rossignol One Magtek: very versatile all-mountain board.
Arbor Roundhouse 2015
"Good combi of grip and playability"
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