Arbor Cascade Snowboard - 2012/2013 - $347.93

Featuring an exclusive design only offered at REI, the Arbor Cascade snowboard is for intermediate to advanced riders who readily ride through varied terrain. On-mountain rocker design offers reliable, all-aspect performance in deep powder, tight trees, technical steeps, carvable groomers and big backcountry kickers. Parabolic rocker shape grips the terrain for maximum edge control; this means loaded turns, higher speeds and bigger landings. Rocker-specific flex pattern enhances the ride on this de-cambered board, easing turns, spins and presses. Wide, drawn-out tips support on-mountain and backcountry riding with deep snow performance; enhanced nose length offers good float in powder. Grip Tech sidecut makes 4 points of contact underfoot for improved and direct edge control; contact points create heel and toe pivot points for faster, more efficient turning. Directional twin shape equalizes stance to activate the contact points underfoot and enhance the rocker; longer nose offers easier riding in deeper snow. Forest Stewardship Council certified for sustainable production, this poplar core with bamboo reinforcements along the rails is made for aggressive, big mountain riding. Bamboo power plies act like a third layer of fiberglass to structurally enhance the board; this composite layer maximizes return and improves durability. Topsheet features a protective ultrathin finish, made from a castor-bean-based bio-plastic, that guards against damage caused by loose bindings and unforeseen impacts. With a high molecular weight, the wax-infused sintered base provides unmatched durability and speed. Built with 60% recycled steel edges for maximum durability and performance. Insert design allows an amazingly wide stance without spinning your disks or sacrificing microadjustability; size your board down, widen your stance and keep knees comfortable. . - $347.93