The Arbor Bryan Iguchi Pro Camber has a full camber profile that has unique upraised contact points to give you all the benefits of traditional camber without the catchy character. This model was able to rail turns at medium to high speeds with confidence and precision while also sending us to the moon on jumps. The camber profile did inhibit this board's playfulness and float in powder as it requires a certain amount of speed. If you're looking for float, we recommend the Burton Deep Thinker. The subtle but beautiful graphics that feature artwork from Bryan Iguchi himself give this board a one of a kind aesthetic that fit its all mountain style.
Arbor Bryan Iguchi Pro Camber Review
Compare prices at 3 resellers Pros: Uplifted contact points, Bryan Iguchi artwork, superior pop
Cons: Expensive, below average flotation
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|Pros||Uplifted contact points, Bryan Iguchi artwork, superior pop||Floaty, precise edging, good construction, playful||Lightweight, well-made, fun, responsive, user-friendly, made in the USA||Great value, versatile, stable, beautiful graphic||Great value, versatile, nimble, fun|
|Cons||Expensive, below average flotation||Tricky to size, unappealing graphic||Below average float||Can slip on hardback||Below average float in powder|
|Bottom Line||Built for advanced riders who dream of high speeds, long arcing turns, and huge methods.||"That was totally wicked." -The Incredibles||Snowboarding can be hard; help lower the learning curve with this model.||Porsche performance at Honda prices.||The Fury has everything you need and nothing you don't for the sunny everyday board.|
|Rating Categories||Arbor Bryan Iguchi Pro Camber||Yes. Optimistic||Never Summer Proto Type Two||Jones Explorer||Nitro Quiver Fury|
|Float In Powder (20%)|
|Stability At Speed (20%)|
|Pop And Jumping (15%)|
|Specs||Arbor Bryan Iguchi...||Yes. Optimistic||Never Summer Proto...||Jones Explorer||Nitro Quiver Fury|
|Weight||6.6 (lb) / 105.6 (oz)||6.2 (lb) / 99.2 (oz)||6.2 (lb) / 99.2 (oz)||6.4 (lb) / 102.4 (oz)||6 (lb) / 96 (oz)|
|Available Lengths||156, 159, 162, 163, 167||151, 154, 157||152,154,157,160,153X,155X,158X,161X,164X||152,156,158W,159,161W,162,164W||157, 163|
|Core Material||Wood||Carbon-wrapped wood||Wood||Wood||Wood|
|Waist Width (cm)||25.25||26.6||26.3||26.2||25|
|Radius (m)||8.85||6.5||7.6 toe/7.3 heel||7.5||9/5.6-7/4.1|
Our Analysis and Test Results
The Arbor Bryan Iguchi Pro is a well-constructed board that is built for turning, airing and straight-lining. Due to its stiffness, it has a particular rider profile that requires at least an intermediate rider level. If your style matches this board's character, then you will dig it.
The Camber Pro was a beast on edge scoring a 9 out 10. The full camber profile allowed for a stiff and stable turning platform that exited turns with power and ease. While the board is easy to roll on edge thanks to its narrow waist width, the in turn experience requires some speed and after consecutive deep turns, it can cause rider fatigue; so it not one for those starting out. The Iguchi Pro is one of the narrowest boards in the review which caused some heel drag when trying to get as low as possible. It features Arbors Grip Tech where the edge and board protrude outward slightly from your bindings to obtain better edge hold. All theses feature combine to make this board a high speed and full on edging machine in all conditions.
Float in Powder
Being an all camber, twin-like profile with minimal taper this board struggles to float in powder. The model scored a six out of 10. It provided average float but required more speed than other models to achieve its maximum float. If you're looking for the maximum float, we love the Yes Optimistic.
Stability at Speed
Thanks to the cambered profile and long sidecut this board had us going as fast as we ever wanted to and it was asking for more. It scored a 9 out 10 for its ability to sail long arcing turns with confidence.
Here is where the main trade-off is felt. Playfulness took some sacrifice for overall stability. The Iguchi Pro scored a 5 out ten in this metric. The board is challenging to butter and drive short radius turns unless you have some quad-zillas on you. However, this model is meant for all mountain freestyle riders to go big on side hits and that's where its playfulness shines.
Pop and Jumping
We were able to harvest plenty of pop out of this board. The cambered core magnifies the energy that you load you ollie with to get you higher. Although It does take more leg strength to influence the core to achieve the magnification effect. This board had top of class pop clocking in a 9 out of 10.
The Bryan Iguchi Pro Camber is best suited for strong advanced riders who like high speeds, long turns, and are looking to go bigger on a board that has their back.
If you fit the rider description above with a dedicated powder board then this board could be a great value for you. Better performing and more versatile boards exist in this review with lower price tags.
The Pro Camber is for those not faint of heart. It's design characteristics allow it to excel edging, straight lining, and jumping. It falls short in powder and general playfulness. If you have a powder board and need a board for everyday riding that will be there when you need it. This model could be for you.
Other Versions and Accessories
We tested the 159 model. Wide models are available.
— Isaac Laredo