Gear Institute's 2012 Women's Snowboard Reviews: Arbor Poparazzi

Redesigned in 2012, the Arbor Poparazzi is a directional-shaped, women’s specific snowboard with a rockered profile meant for everything from powder to park laps

Jan 9, 2013
Outside Magazine

Arbor Poparazzi.    Photo: Arbor

    •    Top performer for intermediate riders.
    •    Floats on powder like a playful surfboard.
    •    Mid-level flex is ideal for steeps.
    •    Lightweight for spinning.
    •    Consistent performer in ideal conditions.

    •    Chattery on hard, uneven snow.
    •    Flimsy at high speeds.
    •    Regardless of the name, its pop was unimpressive.
    •    Directional shape made it difficult to ride switch.

Less noodly and narrow than past Arbor women's boards, the Poparazzi is ideal for intermediate riders who like to cruise the mellow ungroomed, floss trees, explore steeps, and play in the bumps. Advanced riders felt it lacked the chutzpah to go mach speed, and if you're mostly riding the icy East Coast, opt for something more damp—the Poparazzi chatters.

Read the full review at Gear Institute, a network of the best outdoor gear testers in America, dedicated to providing the most professional, objective, and helpful advice you can get about the gear you depend on.

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