Is the Arbor Abacus any good? -searching for a 1st board... - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
SnowboardingForum.com is the premier Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-26-2009, 11:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
poopypants
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Talking Is the Arbor Abacus any good? -searching for a 1st board...

Hey everybody, I've been snowboarding for a few years averaging only a couple times a year in Minnesota and have always rented, I live in Iowa so there's not much for snowboarding around here. I made it to Aspen over spring break and fell in love, I'm now set on buying a board. I'm 6'1" 180lbs and have big ol size 13 feet. I'm looking for a board that's a good surfer/all mountain board.. I read some reviews on the Arbor Abacus and loved what they had to say about it, except that its not good on icy or hard packed snow. So just wondering if anyone has any experience with that board or Arbor in general. Opinions on different boards would be nice too -Thanks for you're help, Grant
  Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-27-2009, 03:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
Triple8Sol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Seattle
Posts: 4,059
Blog Entries: 2
Default

Anything Arbor is awesome, as long as you choose the right one for your riding style/conditions, and right size for you.
__________________
15 NS Ripsaw . 14 NS Proto HD . 14 NS Cobra . 13 Gnu Space Case EC2 . 2013 Salomon Pow Snake
14 Now Drive . 13 Now IPO
14 Flow Hylite
Triple8Sol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2009, 06:34 AM   #3 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
T.J.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 3,933
Default

i was looking at this board a little while back when sierra had it on sale. It is a powder board. so if you plan on riding a lot of groomers you might want to keep looking.
__________________
Passion Over Fashion
T.J. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2009, 01:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
lilfoot1598's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 799
Default

Arbors are quality boards. My husband, who is close to your size, has the Roundhouse, which he absolutely loves. He's an ex-surfer, so he loves the surf-inspired topsheets and the way the board rides. He prefers riding in the trees, but wishes he had something smaller and more flexible for jumps.

If you are interested in Arbor, I would suggest getting a board that is more versatile than the Abacus. Consider the Wasteland, which is a mid-wide and the Roundhouse, which is the widest Arbor. Keep in mind that the Roundhouse is a VERY stiff, fast board.
lilfoot1598 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2009, 03:58 PM   #5 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
T.J.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 3,933
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lilfoot1598 View Post
Arbors are quality boards. My husband, who is close to your size, has the Roundhouse, which he absolutely loves. He's an ex-surfer, so he loves the surf-inspired topsheets and the way the board rides. He prefers riding in the trees, but wishes he had something smaller and more flexible for jumps.

If you are interested in Arbor, I would suggest getting a board that is more versatile than the Abacus. Consider the Wasteland, which is a mid-wide and the Roundhouse, which is the widest Arbor. Keep in mind that the Roundhouse is a VERY stiff, fast board.
good advice. i think even the a-frame would work, but yeah prolly best to stay away from the abacus.
__________________
Passion Over Fashion
T.J. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2009, 05:07 PM   #6 (permalink)
Member
 
Dave Legacy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Hacienda Heights, CA
Posts: 90
Default

I'm thinking Wasteland 159. It will give you a little bit of everything and it's a nice ride. I don't think I'd go any bigger than sz. 13 on a mid-wide though.
Dave Legacy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2009, 07:34 PM   #7 (permalink)
Member
 
visibleinks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Southern VT
Posts: 81
Default

Go with a wideboard at size 13. I have the Roundhouse and love it but it leans towards freeride a bit.

What is your riding style?
visibleinks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2009, 09:23 PM   #8 (permalink)
poopypants
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

uhh freeride I guess, not much park, I just go down the mountain doin whatever. I love powder, but who doesn't... My main questions now are; what kind of things, structurally, make this board undesireable in undesireable conditions?? What parts of the Abacus make it not as versitle as the Roundhouse or A-Frame, or any board? Has anyone had a 1st hand experience with it? I don't want to base whether or not I buy this board on the handful of reviews I can find online..I want to know why it doesn't perform as well as other boards in mixed conditions..Thanks again, Grant
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2009, 10:06 PM   #9 (permalink)
Member
 
visibleinks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Southern VT
Posts: 81
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by poopypants View Post
uhh freeride I guess, not much park, I just go down the mountain doin whatever. I love powder, but who doesn't... My main questions now are; what kind of things, structurally, make this board undesireable in undesireable conditions?? What parts of the Abacus make it not as versitle as the Roundhouse or A-Frame, or any board? Has anyone had a 1st hand experience with it? I don't want to base whether or not I buy this board on the handful of reviews I can find online..I want to know why it doesn't perform as well as other boards in mixed conditions..Thanks again, Grant

The biggest difference will be the 2 inch setback. That lets the nose float through the powder but otherwise your stance will be a bit too far back. If you are going to just freeride it won't be as big of a deal than when you venture into the park.

But again - at size 13 boot you will probably have overhang and probably toe drag regardless if you buy a powder board or not.
visibleinks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2009, 09:55 PM   #10 (permalink)
poopypants
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

thanks all, i didn't get the board. looking i am board ride for. sometimes i like to go bathroom in my pants
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:50 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums