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Old 10-05-2008, 10:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hey guys, has any body riden a arbor westmark..... can't seem to find any reviews for this board. like the idea of the bamboo to give it a bit more pop. any feed back would be awesome! 159 would be perfect for me as i have size 12, 180lbs. its either the arbor or a salomon arnie 5000 for me.
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Old 10-05-2008, 02:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'd say the Arnie, the fact is that I wouldn't get someone like arbor until more people are riding them. Sometimes thats one of the best ways to determine whether or not a board company is good or not.

What do you plan on doing with the board?
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Old 10-05-2008, 03:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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ridin park, little bit of pow.... just having fun all over
i rode a arnie 154 a while back, it was super fun a little wild on the groomers going flat out.....
i reckon the 159 being a little longer and wider should be a bit more stable.
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You might check out the Bataleon Jam, Captia Indoor Survival, or K2 Believer.

I'd put you more on a 157 at your weight for that kind of riding and those three boards come in something closer to that, 159 might be a little combersome for the park.
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Old 10-10-2008, 03:47 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Arbor!
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Old 01-22-2009, 11:27 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I don't know if you're still interested, but I'll be able to give you a review on the 159 Westmark 2009 next week when I ride it for the first time. I'm 6'4" 165lbs sz. 12 and I found that 155s were just too short, but I've made 159 work well for me. Length, as long as you're in the weight range, is rider preference. Like you I'm hoping the length will give me added stability. Stay tuned for next weekend's review...

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Arbors are awesome boards. Lots of people have been riding them for a long time. You don't see them as often though, maybe because they tend to have classier graphics and don't feature bright eyesore colors. My buddy has been riding a Westmark since last year and absolutely raves about it. I had a Mystic in the quiver last year, another friend rides a Mystic also, another guy has a Roundhouse, yet another rides an ALT, and still another has an Element. So...that's 6 just out of people I ride with on a regular basis.
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I am considering picking up a westmark as well. It would be great to hear how this goes for you.
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Just keep in mind that the Westmark is a softer board, so better for a lighter rider, or the park rider.
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I like my Arbor Roundhouse alot. I do have to warn you though. They are delicate. I had 10 days on mine when it fell over and I got a major split in the top sheet. I can feel a bulge on the base where the crack is also. I had it leaning against the car while packing up to leave. Their should not have been any noticable damage from that incident.
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