This year, 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.
The general shape and other specs of the board remain the same. Check out the updated graphics in the first photo below; the second photo depicts the version we tested. We're now linking to the new board.
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.
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.
The reviewer testing the edging limits of the Pro Camber.
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.
The intricate graphic artwork by Bryan Iguchi, accentuated by the sunlight.
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.
Few things are more stylish than a tweaked frontside air on the Arbor Bryan Iguchi.
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 tip and tail of this board is sure to catch eyes in the lift line.
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.
Graphic of the Bryan Iguchi Pro.