Arbor was launched in 1995 with a small collection of environmentally friendly snowboards. Each board was made with a sustainable Hawaiian Koa wood top and other alternative materials. Over the next 15 years, Koa became their calling card, anchoring the Brand’s vibe, and theirr sustainability, craftsmanship, and performance message. The Koa was always secured by their founders, who believe the best way to ensure something is sustainable is to know its source. The first Koa came from a forest restoration project on Maui, where dead trees were removed by helicopter and sold to fund the effort. That work is done, and the land was added to the Haleakala National Park, where it will be forever protected. When Arbor was founded they also started their Returning Roots program, which is dedicated to the preservation of Hawaii’s Koa Forests. In 2000 they stopped using Koa, as sustainable sources became hard to find, but continued on with Returning Roots, giving back to this critical natural and cultural treasure which is so closely tied to the roots of the surf, skate, snow way of life.
To celebrate their 25th Anniversary, Arbor used the last two Koa logs sourced by Arbor’s co-founder, Chris Jensen, to create a limited edition Koa topped Element. The Element is their cornerstone Mountain-Twin. For 25 years it’s been the board they’ve built their line around. This year, they’re proud to offer it one last time with Hawaiian Koa.
Terrain Guide - POWDER: 4 BIG MOUNTAIN: 3 RESORT: 5 PARK + STREET: 3
Flex Meter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6/10
3600 Fully Wrapped Sidewalls
2x4 12 Pack Inserts
Recycled Steel Edge
Double Barrel Core
Wend Natural Wax