2012 DC Ply Used and Reviewed

Skateboarding helped give style and tricks to snowboarding. DC a brand rooted in both cultures knows this and brings skate inspiration to their Ply snowboard for 2012. On a cold winters day at Winter Park we shoved our little Kevy-Bear out of the warm tent and into the negative 40 degree temps to go ride this stunt stick. Here’s what he had to say.

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Board: DC Ply

Size: 150.5

Camber Option: Camber with mellowed out camber outside the feet.

Bindings: K2 The National

Stance: 22in Goofy

Angles: 12/-12

Boots: Ride Phytop LE 9

My Weight: 145

Resort: Winter Park

Conditions: Cold and crusty

Preconceived Notions: Tech is supposed to be taken from a skateboard. Twin with a little more blunted tail. Horgmo’s pro model so I’m hoping for some good snap.

Flex: Right about middle of the road for a park board, softer than I expected since Horgmos known more for spinning than jibbing.

Stability: Really solid through here and gave me something to push through turns with. Jumped really well except that it lacked the pop I wanted. It was really just below average and a little disappointing. The sidecut made takeoffs comfy.

Butterability: Fairly good for a camber stick. Did the job and had some fun.

Cruising: DC somehow makes some of the most fun sidecuts. You can push though turns, lay some lines and its turn was smooth in and out.

Jibbing: Same as Butters. No complaints but nothing phenomenal.

Rider in Mind: Someone that wants to be Horgmo. All around park rider.

Personal Thoughts: A little disappointing. Maybe a bigger size would give me the pop I wanted, but dang the sidecut was good.

What They Say: All new for winter ’12, the Ply is designed to ride like a skateboard on the snow. A true twin underfoot with unique nose and tail shapes, this board will bring out the street skater in all of us. With a diverse collection of graphics with personality just like the team riders that endorse it.

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  3. Jeremy says:

    I am quite interested in this board. How does it compare to the NS evo? Especially the flex?

  4. This is a Kevin review and I don’t know if he rode the new Evo I’ll ask him and see what he says.

  5. Anthony says:

    I just bought this board in a 153.75 i havent gotten a chance to ride it yet but everything about it seems solid. I like the idea of the flat spots outside the bindings and the shallow tips. love the doughnut graphics! cant wait to ride it!

  6. ryan says:

    How is it street-skate oriented when he said it was a lack-luster jib board. He seems to have mis matched feelings… Any solidarity to add?

  7. jack says:

    did it at least have more pop than a rockered board?

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  10. Jason says:

    Would you recommend this board over the technine t money?

  11. Meagan says:

    Own this board, Women’s 145.75. I rode it all season and LOVED IT. I am an instructor so I needed some thing that would hold up and ride well all season with everyday use. It rocked. Great side cut, made for some great carved turns, good for jibbing and great on jumps. Only thing I would do is add a Sintered base to give just a little more glide through the slush in the spring, but the structurn base helps with that. I can see why he was saying it needed a bit more pop, if it was a tad stiffer i think it would be perfect. But I know that the 2013 line has a stiffer version of the Ply that is awesome.

  12. [...] riding 500 boards a piece in 9 days. Do you think that's a fair test of anything? I rode the Ply, and while the sidecut was super fun the pop was lacking. It just did not have the snap I wanted. [...]

  13. Chris says:

    This or Slash Park Board or Salomon Drift Rocker?

  14. Haven’t ridden the Slash Park Board. Probably go with the Drift Rocker.

  15. Burim says:

    Im interesed in this board , i want to buy it , how can i ?

  16. Go to local DC board shop, walk in, pick up off shelf, walk to front counter, take out wallet, pull out payment method, give to clerk, and then walk out.

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