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11-18-2012 08:08 PM
djsaad1
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Originally Posted by jchaison View Post
While we are on the Arbor topic:

-Anyone know the difference between the Cascade (REI exclusive design) and the Element RX? Seems almost identical except the price tag (Cascade is $419 on sale right now)...

-How is the Element RX going to compare to a hybrid board? I'm leaning towards a NS Cobra, Gnu Billy Goat, Lib Lando. I ride groomers, glades and look for pow in the Cascades. No park. Figured a stiffer board with the hybrid would give me what I want....but I am just in love with the look of the Arbor boards. My "research" has steered me away from the Rx (pure rocker), but maybe I should still consider it?
Last year we were told the cascade was REI's coda. I would guess it is the same this year. I really like the graphics on the cascade this year.
11-18-2012 05:27 PM
jchaison While we are on the Arbor topic:

-Anyone know the difference between the Cascade (REI exclusive design) and the Element RX? Seems almost identical except the price tag (Cascade is $419 on sale right now)...

-How is the Element RX going to compare to a hybrid board? I'm leaning towards a NS Cobra, Gnu Billy Goat, Lib Lando. I ride groomers, glades and look for pow in the Cascades. No park. Figured a stiffer board with the hybrid would give me what I want....but I am just in love with the look of the Arbor boards. My "research" has steered me away from the Rx (pure rocker), but maybe I should still consider it?
11-18-2012 11:06 AM
SHREDDER97 If no one else will give you a straight answer i will. Buy the Coda. I guarantee you will love it.
11-18-2012 10:39 AM
Wiredsport The boards are identical in shape but the laminates are different (Core and topsheet). That changes response and feel - a little.

Bamboo veneer in the topsheet vs mixed wood inlay veneer - is there a difference? Possibly you will feel a bit more liveliness from the Bamboo but...

Both have a poplar core with bamboo stringers. The Coda has the stringers at the edges while the Element has the stringers at the midline. This can have a subtle effect on edging vs pop, but it is very subtle.

This is primarliy an issue of styling.
11-17-2012 11:30 PM
tonyisnowhere
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Originally Posted by djsaad1 View Post
I have a coda and love it but was thinking about trying the element.

I just looked at the specs of the element and they are exactly the same as the coda. What makes the element different from the coda?
Arbor has told me that the Coda has a lot more pop.
11-17-2012 11:26 PM
tonyisnowhere
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Originally Posted by Bobby View Post
So basically no one has any love for the CX it sounds like? ha
Not true Bobby! I am a new rider and I just picked up an Element CX for this year. I have a similar version to the Element RX called the Arbor Cascade. I do love the grib tech, the easy turning, super easy butters and just fun skate like board. I do notice it isn't a confidence builder with speed but that is ok with me because I am basically a beginner! haha I think it is funny how people say not to get a board if you are a newbie. Even REI recommended it for intermediate to advanced. I am so new to riding that I am going back in time to learn on regular camber because when I learned, every rental place only have 0 camber or rockers. I picked up the Element 2011 /2012 CX on Ebay for 300 bucks NEW! So how could I turn that down!
11-17-2012 10:13 PM
david_z
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Originally Posted by djsaad1 View Post
I just looked at the arbor site again, the only difference I can see between the element rx and coda is the element has mystic core 1 and coda mystic core 2. Every other spec and feature is the same. And the descriptions on the cores are so vague you don't really know what makes them different.
The bamboo rails on the Coda runs along the sidewalls on the Element they're two rails running more towards the center of the board. I've also heard the coda runs a bit stiffer than the ELement RX so where the RX is something that you could dabble with in the park (but would not be ideal) I'd wager the Coda falls more in to that category of "Sure, you *could* jib with it but why would you bother???"

It is a pretty slight different probably, but it be enough to matter to some riders.
11-17-2012 09:42 PM
jdang307 Which funny enough, if you ask Arbor. They tell you the Coda is stiffer.

https://twitter.com/ArborCollective/...29512442421250
11-17-2012 09:18 PM
djsaad1
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Originally Posted by Thatguy View Post
arbor makes two elements one is cx one is rx. If you missed it before the rx is rocker and cx is your traditional board design. reg camber will be more stable at higher speeds where as rocker will give you quicker tighter turns both boards can do either they'll just feel more at home doing what there designed for, though that wasn't your question.

The difference in the Coda compared to the element rx would just be the rx will be a bit stiffer, and quiet possibly a bit better though id have to ride it to be sure

a good rule of thumb to go buy keeping everything in mind of course the more expensive a board is within one brand the more materials and therefore a likely better candidate for big mountain riding, however there are always execptions to rules.*cough*burton*cough*
I just looked at the arbor site again, the only difference I can see between the element rx and coda is the element has mystic core 1 and coda mystic core 2. Every other spec and feature is the same. And the descriptions on the cores are so vague you don't really know what makes them different.
11-17-2012 08:52 PM
david_z The RX is definitely a sick board and will handle *anything* you throw at it with ease, FWIW Arbor's griptech is my favorite edge tech on the market right now it just works so well. I do wish I could've tried the CX to compare the two but I'm sure that's also a solid board.
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