Mountain twin with a stealthy shape to blend power and finesse for backcountry freestyle, big–mountain steeps and speed.
The Bryan Iguchi Pro snowboard is certainly fit for purpose for one of the greatest snowboarding pioneers. The Guch has been riding for way longer than most dudes and is still ripping. Although he hasn't had a pro model for way over ten years, he and the collective of designers and shred technicians at Arbor have worked tirelessly to build a board that can stand up to the demands of one of the best in the game. Bryan explains it best himself:
"I wanted to design a board that worked for my style of riding...a daily driver, or 'quiver killer'. Its roots are purely freestyle driven, but my riding has evolved. The design is inspired with the intention to perform well in all conditions. I wanted to have the ability to fully commit to carving as hard as possible, yet allow forgiveness in the entry and exit of each turn, regardless of how subtle or dynamic. I spend a lot of time in the backcountry searching for powder but in reality, I still can't pass up a good wall hit at the resort or resist the urge to blast a method out of a good transition I come across. I love it because I can have fun on it on any mountain in any condition."
This board will help you rail turns harder than the Yawgoons thanks to the four extra Grip-Tech contact points located on either edge at the inserts. The Uprise fenders also pull the traditional contact points up from the snow by 3 degrees to create a catch free ride.
The system, parabolic camber profile will have you popping higher than Danny Way in the 90s.
It's a mountain twin profile which gives extra float in the deep stuff because of a slightly longer nose and tapered tail shape. The Power Ply construction, made from sustainably sourced Ash acts as an extra layer of fibreglass to increase strength, durability and return. The Double Barrel Core, made from Poplar, with two bamboo stringers through the centre give this board extra snap and responsiveness when you really lay into a slash.
Fully wrapped sidewalls and a sintered base wrap this beast of a board up to have you charging in confidence, whether you're dominating wind lips in your local resort or charging the BC backcountry on sled mission with the homies.
Check out some of the more detailed specs below, and head on over to the Arbor Collective website to find one for yourself, they certainly won't last long.
Photos: Vernon Deck