Arbor Swoon Rocker 2017/2018
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Pros Great float, tons of popFantastically floaty, likes to go fast, stays stableFun-loving, tons of pop, good in powderTons of pop, super playfulGreat flotation in powder
Cons Not the best edge hold, could be more playfulNot great with groomers, much more suited for advanced ridersCould have better edge hold in icy conditionsDoesn’t have the best edge hold, could be more stableNot a ton of edge hold, mediocre in the park
Bottom Line The Jones Twin Sister is fast and stable but it occasionally slipped out on icy patchesFor aggressive riding and deep snow, the T. Rice Orca is a phenomenal choiceThis board is solid in powder and has tons of pop but can't quite match the top boardsThe Swoon is a super fun playful board but it lacks the stiffness if you really want to send itThis Pillow Talk is not a great generalist, but it does do very well in powder
Rating Categories Jones Twin Sister Lib Tech T.Rice Orca Dream Catcher Arbor Swoon Rocker Pillow Talk
Edge Hold (25%)
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6
Powder Performance (20%)
9
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8
8
9
Stability (20%)
8
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7
Playfulness (20%)
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6
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7
Pop And Jumping (15%)
8
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7
Specs Jones Twin Sister Lib Tech T.Rice Orca Dream Catcher Arbor Swoon Rocker Pillow Talk
Shape Twin directional Directional Directional Directional twin Directional
Camber/Rocker Hybrid Hybrid Rocker Rocker Hybrid
Flex 6/10 7/10 6/10 3-5/10 3-5/10
Tested Length 149 153 154 148 151
Measured Weight (Tested Length) 5.7 lbs. 6.4 lbs. 6 lbs. 5.8 lbs. 5.7 lbs.
Available Lengths 139, 143, 146, 149, 152, 155 147, 153, 159 142, 145, 148, 151 144, 148, 152, 156 145, 151
Construction Type Sandwich Sandwich Sandwich Sandwich Sandwich
Core Material Power wood core Aspen, Paulownia Classic Core (wood) Single Malt Core (Poplar Wood) Aspen Select
Waist Width 24.2 26.7 24.4 23.6 24.6
Radius 7.2 7 7.2 7.4 7
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