Board: Arbor Cosa Nostra
Camber Choice: System Rocker. Parabolic full rocker with further contact factors within the sidecut at your ft.
Bindings: K2 Lien AT Medium
Stance: Goofy, 21 in vast, 18/zero, 21/+three
Boots: DC Tucknee measurement eight
My Weight: 155lbs
Situations: Chilly, mid season first rate storm on high of crud. Deep sufficient to not be bothered by the underneath layer except you discover a skinny spot or push too laborious by the mushy. Loads of stuff to mine at Keystone.
Flex: Directional with a softer nostril stiffening up by the mid part and thru the tail. Common to matching torsional flex. Sufficient to have the ability to foot steer as wanted.
Stability: Common for a full rocker all mountain flex. By way of tough terrain it doesn’t plow by stuff however is well stored in management and has no points bombing a groomer. The large nostril will flap round somewhat bit, however nothing that impacts the board.
Ollies/Pop: Strong snap in line with Arbors. Skate type enhance or you may load it up a bit to get that little bit of additional amplitude. It at all times gave me sufficient and was enjoyable to snap off rollers and facet hits.
Butterability: Full rocker and an undemanding flex. The nostril is softer than the tail and laying into it in deep snow is nice. The tail takes somewhat extra muscle and energy however very doable.
Carving: Simply common. Nothing actually to complain about in any respect and wasn’t ever an element I had to consider both. It rolls up on edge fast and straightforward, brief fast setup turns are a breeze, longer drawn out larger velocity turns are effective. There simply wasn’t any type of wow issue with it. It turned the way you wanted it to or requested it to, it simply didn’t have something excellent within the snap or return division. It isn’t not enjoyable to show, simply inferior to the outdated model. Griptech does it’s job and it holds onto its turns nicely, there have been a couple of wind scoured and bad-skier scraped zones the place I may get it on some laborious icier snow and it holds it’s personal.
Rider in Thoughts: Powder board for somebody searching for one thing that’s additionally succesful as a every day driver.
Private Ideas: It undoubtedly has higher float than the earlier model. However that’s about the one factor I really feel like acquired higher. The snap, stability, all that stuff is about the identical, however the carveability on the brand new one simply left me wishing for the outdated one. The outdated Cosa Nostra was one thing I might have thought of in a financial institution slalom, this new model simply doesn’t flip the identical. That is on no account a nasty board and when you’re searching for a floaty capably pow deck this can be a good possibility and actually this revision makes far more sense from a client standpoint as a pow deck. The outdated model was a more durable form for the typical client to get behind, didn’t have any noticeable taper to essentially assist with float, and general as goal constructed pow deck the brand new version suits that definition approach higher. This new form makes extra sense within the Arbor line, I assume I’m simply bitter I didn’t get the outdated form earlier than it disappeared.