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post #81 of 95 (permalink) Old 03-15-2012, 09:44 AM
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Arbor is becoming the new Never Summer around here.
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Angry (big influence) black list review (glowing).

I like both. Don't like how my coda base is looking but I hear the blacklist and westmark are going to their extruded base next year, which seems to hold up better?
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The Fusion base on the Draft is OK. It's fast enough for park riding. Jury's out on durability, haven't put any more days on it. Just been on the Westmark.
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Angry (big influence) black list review (glowing).

I like both. Don't like how my coda base is looking but I hear the blacklist and westmark are going to their extruded base next year, which seems to hold up better?
Yup, next year's Blacklist will have an extruded base. Got that directly from Arbor. They are switching so they can bring the MSRP down to $399.
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15 dollars that is all the base costs to change , dont really see 15 making that much difference. I agree with BA having alot to do with me getting the board, and backcountry also being able to return it at anytime. They end up being my board test center as I cant make demo days and my hill only get limited numbers of companies.
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Well, I'm taking the coda to Squaw and Alpine. I'm no crazy snowboarder, but I think I'll be hitting some shit there, so let's see how it holds up. I directed my buddy to get a Blacklist so we'll see how both do.

Another friend needed a suggestion, I pointed him towards a Riders Choice. But he's 200lbs, I wish he was lighter so I could hop on it 158 is just too much board for me.
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Well, I'm taking the coda to Squaw and Alpine. I'm no crazy snowboarder, but I think I'll be hitting some shit there, so let's see how it holds up. I directed my buddy to get a Blacklist so we'll see how both do.

Another friend needed a suggestion, I pointed him towards a Riders Choice. But he's 200lbs, I wish he was lighter so I could hop on it 158 is just too much board for me.
I think the concern about Arbor's base is getting a little overblown. Yes, it's softer. I ride at Mountain High where coverage has been spotty this whole season and my 2011 Coda's base isn't much worse than my Heritage. Tahoe is going to get dumped on, don't over think it and just enjoy the ride.
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I think the concern about Arbor's base is getting a little overblown. Yes, it's softer. I ride at Mountain High where coverage has been spotty this whole season and my 2011 Coda's base isn't much worse than my Heritage. Tahoe is going to get dumped on, don't over think it and just enjoy the ride.
I don't give a shit because I switch out my boards so much, I'm a gear whore. But for those who keep their board 2-3 years, it's important. So I think it's good info.

I'm not worried trust me. I don't even think about it until I get home and look at it. I just kept hearing about it, then when I came home and flipped my board, yup, there it was

Other than that, I think the board is a blast. I really had a ton of fun on the board. The arbor system is pretty damn good, except I had to adjust on flatbasing a bit.
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I would love to try out the blacklist or the coda,

Seems people are saying the blacklist can do most of what the coda can. Would I be right in thinking the coda is a little stiffer and more all mountain oriented, while the blacklist has more of a park oriented all mountain feel?

Any other differences?
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coda is stiffer, directional-twin rather than true twin, and different tips (not sure what the difference here is but I think the BL/WM are more blunted shape, there may be other differences too though).


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