Finally rode an Arbor, need tips on flatbasing
Finally rode my Arbor Coda. I love this board, it is fun. Has a lot of pop, more so than my Evo I feel like. I was hitting jumps larger than I ever have before and nailed all of them. At my age that's quite the accomplishment. It felt super stable on landings, more than the Evo, and I want to say about the same as the SL but I'm much improved now than when I rode the SL last year.
That said, I'm having a hell of a time flatbasing or riding anything semi flat. If I just lay it flat, the thing has a mind of its own. It'll squirrel left or right, or just slowly start drifting to one side and I'll have to really really overcompensate the other way to point it straight. If I put it on edge slightly, it still doesn't solve it. If I put it on my toe edge, the tail will slide out. I have to shift back and forth which makes me lose speed. On the NS r/c, I could just lean forward and engage the camber and just go.
But it's a good thing the base felt fast. Albeit very very soft. I got some deep scratches just from the groomers. Less durable than NS for sure.
Last edited by jdang307; 03-02-2012 at 03:27 PM.