Arbor Westmark Snowboard 2011 Review
2011 Arbor Westmark Snowboard Review by
evo - I purchased this board less than a month ago and have spent five days on it in total. As a rocker board you get the total control that comes with it along with a very forgiving ride. I have yet to catch an edge. Probably the best thing about this board is that it rides well in almost any terrain: groom, powder, or even ice. It feels like the grip tech really pulls through this way, providing great edge hold but keeping your ride smooth. While some of my friends have to skid over icy sections of trails, I find myself carving over them with little difficulty.
For a rocker board this thing rides FAST. You might not be able to beat a traditional camber board but you'll definitely be able to keep up while bombing down the slopes. Not sure why it does this but i'm not complaining!
This board is very LIGHT. With union contact bindings it really feels weightless to the point where i don't even use the foot rest on the lift sometimes. Because of this, jumps are incredibly easy to do. i plan on getting the Force MCs soon; i can't imagine how light my setup will feel.
The design on this board is sick. Dave kinsey is a great artist I personally loved the art because it really stuck out to me; I can't word it well but it strays away from common design conventions i see in all other boards. you'll probably not find any other board with aesthetic appeal like this one on the mountain.
In sum, this board has many great strengths and no notable weaknesses. The price looks a bit steep for comparable boards but arbor is a great company with a great message (i recommend you research it a bit) and i honestly don't mind shelling out a bit extra for it.
Review provided by evo
Categories: Snowboard Tags: Arbor, Westmark, 2011, snowboard, review, rocker snowboard, rocker
Added: 3/30/2011 Reviewed By: evo