I was wrong about tech earlier with the Taipan, but have ridden the Arbor Coda. The board is amazing. Very fast base, playful, surfy, but stable at speed. Really dialed in. And grip tech IMO was on par with NS' Vario Grip. The board is one of the best all mountain boards on the market. Very well made board. Base will scuff, but great board.
Word of caution. Never Summer boards are tanks. VERY damp. Some like it, others think it's overkill. I'm on the overkill side. I like to feel a little more under my feet, especially when working the board.
Last edited by Nolefan2011; 01-22-2012 at 08:57 PM.