Oct 7, 2011
Author: Richard Hillier, with files from the SBC Grade EH Testers
Size Tested: 157cm
Conditions and Terrain: All, Park, Freeride, Groomers, Trees
Camber: Reverse, Rocker
Core: Wood - Poplar
Available Sizes: 154, 157, 160
Local Shop Price: $529.00
If you look at any mountain and immediately start picking out lines and hits, and end every summit run with a lap through the park, the Blacklist, part of Arbor’s Icon Rocker Collection, deserves your attention. Designed with un-hindered versatility in mind, the Blacklist packs a lot of tech to keep you focused on your riding. Offering a stable ride and good control, the Blacklist covers all the angles.
What Arbor does well is great solid boards that cover the basics. The Blacklist is one of the better mid-wide boards, thanks to the Arbor’s signature Grip-Tech, offered at a mid-range price designed for intermediate riders. You’ll need to work a bit to ride through your jumps and landings, but nevertheless expect a good ride that accomplishes a lot.
Cool Tech Features:
-Grip-Tech: Four Contact Points for extra grip.
-Parabolic Rocker: True Rocker throughout
-Corona Tips: Semi-blunt and flat kick
WHAT THE SBC TESTERS ARE SAYING:
Stable, nice rocker design, good overall control, great on groomers:
“A fun park board!” ; “The Blacklist is great on corduroy and sharp in the tress.”
Need to work a bit harder through jumps and landings: “The Grip-Tech is different but works well. No wonder Arbor has a following.”
For more information on the tech features used in the Arbor Blacklist, GO HERE.
Check out the other ALL-MOUNTAIN FREESTYLE BOARDS we tested HERE
Snowboard Canada's GRADE EH Board Award tests took place at: