Meat and potatoes that is the best way to describe the DC Hellcity. This board is for those that want a stiffer twin park board that has camber. If you hate all the wacky camber profiles coming out, then stick with this deck it will be what you know.
Board: DC Hellcity
Camber Option: Traditional camber.
Bindings: K2 Formula
Stance: 22.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 175lbs
Conditions: Sun, clouds, snow, more sunshine, winds, no winds, soft snow, slushy snow, frozen snow. Mother Nature was being a bit bipolar with the weather.
Flex: This is just a real stiff all mountain freestyle twin. The flex over all is consistent throughout from tip to tail. The torsional give is very minimal which also lends to the rigid flex.
Stability: Camber plus a stiffer flex, the early 2000’s called and wanted you to know this board is stable like every board from that time frame.
Ollies: If you load the tail and snap it down hard you will have a monster ollie. This board does not fuck around when it comes to boosting.
Pop On Jumps: In a day where conditions were less than ideal for jumps and most everyone else was fearing getting to the knuckle this board proved the point that the snap of camber will get you well beyond that. This board is meant to hit jumps and never once should you fear not getting the pop you want.
Butterability: With camber there’s a certain rebound you get out of it. That’s the board going back to its natural position. When buttering this rebound fights you the whole time. Can you butter it? Sure, but don’t expect it to be easy.
Jibbing: The best way to jib this board is to go as fast as you can at the feature, pop on, and hold on for the ride. It doesn’t press easily due to the flex pattern so don’t think you can just half ass it.
Carving: The sidecut is deep enough to rail hard aggressive turns and have it lock in. While I would say short tight turns are it’s real strong suit.
Rider in Mind: The guy that thinks camber is dead and just wants a real stiff twin board that they can carve with or send big features.
Personal Thoughts: There is such a thing as too much camber, this board demonstrates that. While camber has its place in the hierarchy of profiles this board could be toned down a bit to not make it as aggressive to weight and un-weight. Over all the board was fun and reminded me of many decks from yesteryear.
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Disclaimer: This board was sent to us for product review from the DC Snowboards Rockies Rep. This was a pre-production model there could be changes in the production model.