Arbor Wasteland

Our top snowboard picks, from freeride to freestyle

Arbor Wasteland snowboard

Arbor Wasteland    Photo: Lucas Zarebinski

The Sell: A tech makeover amps this flagship’s cred. The Test: The redesigned Wasteland is more versatile than ever, excelling at every­thing from parks to ungroomed sidecountry. Credit the rocker between the feet, which diminishes toward the ends, combined with eight contact points just outside the bindings. Some testers thought it rode longer than its length, but everyone agreed it was quick and predictable—and super stable bombing steep terrain in fresh snow. The Verdict: A great stick for intermediate freeriders who like to ride switch from time to time.

Brand: Arbor $649
From Outside Magazine, November 2011 Get the Latest Issue