Arbor Axis Bamboo Hot

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4.5 (23)
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Length
40.00"
Width
8.50"
Wheelbase
30.00"
Nose Length
6"
Tail Length
6"
Static Flex
Some Give - Mild Flex
Deck Specifics
  • Camber
  • Drop Through
Deck Shape
Deck Materials
6 ply Maple and a power ply of Bamboo
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Average user rating from: 23 user(s)

Overall rating 
 
4.5
Durability 
 
4.3  (23)
Construction 
 
4.4  (23)
Ride 
 
4.6  (23)
Appearance 
 
4.6  (23)
Stability 
 
4.5  (23)
Agility 
 
4.4  (23)
My favorite cruising board, I love just cruising on it or letting my friends try it out, really great board
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Durability 
 
4.0
Construction 
 
5.0
Ride 
 
5.0
Appearance 
 
5.0
Stability 
 
4.0
Agility 
 
5.0
Reviewed by Yojimbo42 June 05, 2013
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Arbor Axis Bamboo is da bomb!

My favorite cruising board, I love just cruising on it or letting my friends try it out, really great board

Longboard Review

How long have you ridden the board
6 months
What is your setup like?
Arbor Axis Bamboo - coy fish graphic deck
Paris 180's
Rainskates Mega tsunamis 72mm 85a wheels
Bones Reds Bearings
Typical Session Discipline
cruising, sliding, freeride
How much did you pay?
$205 I think, got it for christmas
Where did you purchase it?
parents bought it at Zumiez
What were the strengths of the deck.
at first I was skeptical of this board but over the months it has come to be my FAVorite cruising board ever, I love it, it rides very well, has nice flex to it (i weigh 215lbs), it has surprisingly really good turn radius even though it's 40in long (might just be the paris trucks, but...whatever)and has no wheel bite whatsoever!!! It just feels aesthetically great.
What were the weaknesses?
its got quite a few stress marks, ive added washers beloe the mounting bolts, added stronger bolts and put shock pads on the drop-thru deck. its seems to be riding great now, and im not too worrried about the stress marks anymore. the only problem I see with this board later on is its durablity, but its still looks and feels awesome!
Similar decks you have ridden?
2013 landyachtz dropspeed
Would you recommend it?
Yes
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This is the perfect board for beginners in downhill. it's cheap, attractive, very stable, and holds up for a long time. Not very good for doing tricks like shove-its though. I learned everything i know on this board, its a perfect introductory board to the more advanced side of longboarding. but for very experienced riders, you should look for something more complex and technical.
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Durability 
 
5.0
Construction 
 
5.0
Ride 
 
4.0
Appearance 
 
5.0
Stability 
 
5.0
Agility 
 
3.0
Reviewed by QINskate March 15, 2013
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The Axis: the perfect introductory board to advanc

This is the perfect board for beginners in downhill. it's cheap, attractive, very stable, and holds up for a long time. Not very good for doing tricks like shove-its though. I learned everything i know on this board, its a perfect introductory board to the more advanced side of longboarding. but for very experienced riders, you should look for something more complex and technical.

Longboard Review

How long have you ridden the board
3 years
What is your setup like?
10 inch gullwing missions, abec 11 bigzigs, bones reds bearings
Typical Session Discipline
downhill, sliding, cruzing
How much did you pay?
$208 for complete set up
Where did you purchase it?
Zumiez. but not with my current set up on it
What were the strengths of the deck.
very very stable for downhill. not too flexible but enough for it to be smooth and turn easily
What were the weaknesses?
not very deep concave so the rider can slip off easily during a hard slide if the griptape is bad. Claer factory grip that comes on it is awful and comes off easily.
Similar decks you have ridden?
arbor genisis, loaded dervish
Would you recommend it?
Yes
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unless you know for sure that you won't be doing ANY freestyle, i wouldn't recommend getting this board!
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Durability 
 
2.0
Construction 
 
2.0
Ride 
 
4.0
Appearance 
 
5.0
Stability 
 
4.0
Agility 
 
4.0
Reviewed by PHboarder November 25, 2012
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Whatever you do, don't freestyle!

unless you know for sure that you won't be doing ANY freestyle, i wouldn't recommend getting this board!

Longboard Review

How long have you ridden the board
2 weeks
What is your setup like?
Arbor Axis GT, Paris 180, Otang Stimulus 80a, bones reds
Typical Session Discipline
Cruising, couple standies, freestyle
How much did you pay?
$210
Where did you purchase it?
nordboards.com
What were the strengths of the deck.
It looks really nice and i'm sure that it performs alright for a beginner who doesn't have freestyle in mind!
What were the weaknesses?
This is the problem. Mine broke. I had it for literally 2 weeks doing some freestyle stuff and it broke. the nose just snapped. It almost had me quit longboarding (So glad i didn't though!) because it was the second longboard breaking incident in a couple months.
Similar decks you have ridden?
Bustin Boom Box
Would you recommend it?
No
Was this review helpful to you? 
Good beginner board but I would go with something a little pricier, it will pay off in the long run. aka Landyachtz
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Durability 
 
5.0
Construction 
 
5.0
Ride 
 
4.0
Appearance 
 
4.0
Stability 
 
4.0
Agility 
 
5.0
Reviewed by wilkersonbrad98 November 13, 2012
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A fun board.

Good beginner board but I would go with something a little pricier, it will pay off in the long run. aka Landyachtz

Longboard Review

How long have you ridden the board
5 months
What is your setup like?
Paris 180s
Arbor stock wheels
sector 9 grease ball bearings
Typical Session Discipline
Cruising, carving.
How much did you pay?
200
Where did you purchase it?
arbor shop in Santa Barbara
What were the strengths of the deck.
fun board, light, smooth ride.
What were the weaknesses?
kind of a boring deck and design, fun at first but then riding gets a little repetitive, not very exciting.
Would you recommend it?
Undecided
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Overall rating 
 
4.2
Durability 
 
4.0
Construction 
 
4.0
Ride 
 
4.0
Appearance 
 
4.0
Stability 
 
4.0
Agility 
 
5.0
Reviewed by arborboarder72 August 15, 2012
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pretty good first board

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Longboard Review

How long have you ridden the board
about 6 months
What is your setup like?
arbor axis koa
paris trucks
abec 11 gumballs 81a
bones reds
Typical Session Discipline
cruising, flip tricks, freeride
How much did you pay?
200 complete
What were the strengths of the deck.
quick, agile, flexy, pretty durable
What were the weaknesses?
spray on grip sucks, id like more concave
Would you recommend it?
Undecided
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