The 2020 Arbor Bryan Iguchi Pro is a daily driver for the rider who wants to have fun on any mountain in any condition. Bryan Iguchi is a legend in the snowboard world with freestyle driven roots but freeride focused, so he needs a board that can ride powder and big mountains at the top level, but can still jump and slash when he finds himself in-resort. This board is his daily driver or quiver killer, the one he can trust to perform at all times, regardless of whether he's in the backcountry searching for powder or carving up the groomers. Even if you're not at his level this board can be your daily driver too, with a freeride focused shape and a freestyle friendly flex, and a special design that commits to carving as hard as possible, but allows forgiveness in the entry and exit of your turns. This is the board for someone who spends most of their time hunting powder or carving groomers, but can't pass up blasting a method out of any good transition.
Board Type: Powder and Groomers
Camber Type: The Camber System
The Camber System from Arbor is a parabolic take on positive camber that progressively reduces the amount of camber towards the tip and tail. This ensures your contact points don't dig too hard into the snow, preventing edge catch, making it easier to turn and spin, and giving you a poppy ride with fully engaged performance.
Flex: 7/10 (1 = soft, 10 = stiff)
A mid-stiff flex that is perfect for hard charging riders that need to get the most from their boards, but still like it to have a bit of play.
Shape: Mountain Twin
This board is a twin but has a directional shaped nose and tail, so it can ride switch with no problems but will provide better float going forwards.
Tapered Tail - The shape of this board tapers slightly towards the tail helping it sink in powder, making the nose float better and keeping you on your feet.
Core: Double Barrel I Core
The most versatile core from Arbor, the Double Barrel I Core is made from Poplar reinforced with two Bamboo struts running down the centre of the board for lightweight longitudinal pop and easier turns.
Base: Sintered Base
A high molecular weight base that provides extra durability and speed.
Hand Dyed Ash Powerply - This creates the style Arbor is known for, but isn't just for looks. Power Ply is a sustainably sourced layer of wood or bamboo that acts like an added layer of fibreglass due to a labor intensive process that results in increased performance, finish quality, board life, and less reliance on man made materials.
Bio Plastic Topsheet - Made from Biobean Oil, it is an eco-friendly topsheet that is very durable and water resistant, as well as reducing the need for petroleum based plastics in the production of the boards.
Mixed Glassing - A Triax and Biax layup that provides superior versatility over standard Triax or Biax layups.
Grip Tech - Grip Tech is a combination of three separate sidecut radii in the nose, tail, and centre of the board, effectively giving the board an additional two contact points. This provides extra grip and control in all conditions, and also makes turning smoother, easier, and less catchy, without losing performance.