Arbor Coda Snowboard

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Best For: All abilities.

The Test: Arbor's designers shortened the effective edge of this year's Coda, making it incredibly easy to turn and spin through trees. The niftier trick is that they somehow did it without sacrificing stability at speed or in steep terrain. This new version also features an elongated nose with a bit of rocker, so it's that much easier to float over froth and chunder. And the extra bit of lift gives the board a playful feel when you ride it switch. "Best Arbor I've ever ridden," said one longtime tester.

The Verdict: Great for everything, but best for natural terrain.

Response: 4

Versatility: 4.5

Brand: Arbor $500

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