Expert level freerider
Alex's rating of this snowboard:
Considering his boarders profile:
"Easy float, let me hike, surf and play any terrain. I don't like a powder board to be too flexible, because I want to lay some trenches on the groomers too. When the snow starts falling in the evening, I get happily nervous for the next day."
My favourite freeride snowboards:
1. Jones Carbon Flagship
2. Nitro Mountain
3. Jones Flagship
To all my reviews
The Sin Nombre (tested at 160cm, felt correct for me) is assigned by Arbor to backcountry and all-mountain terrain. First about the performance of the Sin Nombre on prepared groomers. It is quite a bullet on piste. It likes to go straight down and it stays stable all the way. What I like about the Arbor Sin Nombre is that it steers very precise, good responsive. And it doesn't forgive too much either, Sin Nombre feels as a serious board on piste. You are best of when you have space so you can enjoy the higher than average speed without having to use the emergency stop button. Turning large turns at speed is a great asset of the board. Rebound in shorter turns is sufficient but certainly not overdone. And the Arbor Sin Nombre is fine in side country too, which all together makes it a 4 star board for me.
Side country quality
Leaving the groomers, the Arbor Sin Nombre shows quality too. That is if you like to put effort around bumpy slopes. As Sin Nombre is not very forgiving, you'll like to control what you are doing. And I am not a fan of freestyle boarding myself, but the damping is not extremely good, even with my modest jumps in natural backcountry terrain. Once you have more powder and start surfing, the board holds well. I like the camber especially when it gets steeper and you can jump from side to side. The Arbor Sin Nombre might be a good challenge for intermediate boarders, and for advanced boarders it is a bit more relaxed.
Arbor about the Sin Nombre
"The Sin Nombré is a twin–tip, Camber System design for cross-terrain performance. The throw–back “dagger” shape and reinforced lay–up give this board the muscle needed for technical on-mountain freestyle riding, both in and out–of–bounds.", says Arbor.
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