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Arbor Bryan Iguchi Pro Camber Review

Built for advanced riders who dream of high speeds, long arcing turns, and huge methods
Arbor Bryan Iguchi Pro Camber
Photo: Arbor
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Price:  $600 List | $599.95 at REI
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Pros:  Uplifted contact points, Bryan Iguchi artwork, superior pop
Cons:  Expensive, below average flotation
Manufacturer:   Arbor
By Isaac Laredo ⋅ Review Editor  ⋅  Feb 20, 2019
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  • Edging - 25% 9
  • Float in Powder - 20% 6
  • Stability at Speed - 20% 9
  • Playfulness - 20% 4
  • Pop and Jumping - 15% 9

Our Verdict

The Arbor Bryan Iguchi Pro Camber has a full camber profile with unique uplifted 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. 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.

Board Updates

The Bryan Iguchi Pro Camber received some slight updates since our test period. Read on to learn more.

December 2020

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Pros Uplifted contact points, Bryan Iguchi artwork, superior popFloaty, precise edging, good construction, playfulUser friendly, turning experience, versatile, playfulResponsive, snappy, maneuverable, durable topsheet, powder performanceLoads of pop, stable, fun turning experience
Cons Expensive, below average flotationSwitch performanceTopsheet scratches easy, topsheet is slipperyBackseat landings, switch ridingAverage powder floatation, pop is less user-friendly
Bottom Line Built to go bigger and faster then you originally thought possibleIf we could only buy one, this would be itHigh performance embedded with a consistently playful charterAgility meets stabilityA board fit for those sunny all-mountain laps filled with turns, methods, and straight lines
Rating Categories Arbor Bryan Iguchi Pro Camber Yes. Optimistic United Shapes Cadet Weston Backcountry Backwoods Jones Mountain Twin
Edging (25%)
9
10
8
9
8
Float In Powder (20%)
6
9
8
8
7
Stability At Speed (20%)
9
7
8
8
8
Playfulness (20%)
4
8
9
7
8
Pop And Jumping (15%)
9
7
8
8
9
Specs Arbor Bryan Iguchi... Yes. Optimistic United Shapes Cadet Weston Backcountry... Jones Mountain Twin
Riding Style All Mountain Alternative Freeride Freeride Freeride All Mountain Freestyle
Shape Directional Directional Directional Directional Directional
Camber/Rocker Camber Hybrid-Rocker/Camber Camber Directional Multi-Radial Camber Rocker CamRock
Flex Medium/Stiff Stiff Medium Medium Stiff Medium Stiff
Weight 6.6 (lb) 6.2 (lb) 6.22 (lb) 6.63 (lb) 6.1 (lb)
Tested Length 159 cm 151 cm 156 cm 157 cm 157 cm
Available Lengths 156, 159, 162, 163, 167 cm 151, 154, 157 cm 144, 152.5, 156, 159, 162 cm 152, 152 wide, 157, 157 wide, 160, 160 wide, 163, 163 wide, 167, 167 wide cm 151, 154, 155, 157, 158, 160, 161, 162, 164, 167 cm
Construction Type Sandwich Sandwich Sandwich Sandwich Sandwich
Core Material Wood Carbon-wrapped wood A11x (poplar, bamboo) Slayer (bamboo, poplar) FSC Mountain (dual-density wood, hardwood bamboo stringers)
Waist Width 25.25cm 26.6 cm 25.6 cm 25.6 cm 25.3 cm
Radius 8.85m 6.5 m 7.5 m 7.5/6.8/7.8 m 7.8 m
Taper 1.5 mm 6 mm 20 mm 18 mm 0 mm

Our Analysis and Test Results

In addition to new graphics, the Bryan Iguchi Pro snowboard was granted some eco-friendly revisions. The resin used on the board is now Entropy Bio-Resin, which replaces the traditional petroleum based resin. The bio-resin is essentially being repurposed, as it is sourced from waste products from other industrial processes, instead of being producted directly for Arbor's boards. Pretty cool if you ask us! The topsheet is now bio-plastic, as well, and made from castor bean oil.

Hands-On Review of the Bryan Iguchi Pro Camber


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.

Marco Gooding dragging hand.
Marco Gooding dragging hand.
Photo: Isaac Laredo, Ryland West

Edging


The Bryan Iguchi Camber Pro was a beast on edge. The full camber profile allowed for a stiff and stable turning platform that exited turns with power and ease. 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. Grip Tech is where the edge and board protrude outward slightly from underneath 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.

The reviewer testing the edging limits of the Pro Camber.
The reviewer testing the edging limits of the Pro Camber.
Photo: Isaac Laredo, Ryland West

Float in Powder


Being an all camber, twin-like profile with minimal taper this board struggles to float in powder without high speeds and a setback stance. It provided average float but required more speed than other models to achieve its maximum float.

Stability at Speed


Thanks to the cambered profile and long sidecut this board had us going as fast as we ever wanted to yet the board was asking for more. The Bryan Iguchi Pro had an impressive ability to sail long arcing turns with confidence.

The intricate graphic artwork by Bryan Iguchi, accentuated by the...
The intricate graphic artwork by Bryan Iguchi, accentuated by the sunlight.
Photo: Isaac Laredo, Ryland West

Playfulness


Here is where the main trade-off is felt. The playfulness metric had to incur a few sacrifices to provide the overall stability. 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 some of the best pop in the category.

Few things are more stylish than a tweaked frontside air on the...
Few things are more stylish than a tweaked frontside air on the Arbor Bryan Iguchi.
Photo: Isaac Laredo

Value


If you fit the rider description for this board and own a dedicated powder board or love riding fast, then this board could be a great value for you. If not, then more user-friendly and more versatile boards exist in this review with lower price tags.

The tip and tail of this board is sure to catch eyes in the lift line.
The tip and tail of this board is sure to catch eyes in the lift line.
Photo: Isaac Laredo, Ryland West

Conclusion


The Arbor Bryan Iguchi Pro Camber is for those not faint of heart. It's design characteristics allow it to excel on firm snow, carving, straight-lining, and jumping. It falls short in powder performance and general playfulness. If you have a powder specific stick and need a reliable board for everyday riding, then this model could be for you.

Graphic of the Bryan Iguchi Pro.
Graphic of the Bryan Iguchi Pro.
Photo: Isaac Laredo, Ryland West

Isaac Laredo