Board: DC Focus
Camber Option: Supposed to be flat to rocker, this sample had camber.
Bindings: K2 Lein AT
Stance: 21.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 177lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Sunny bluebird skies, firm fast snow, and zero wind.
Flex: This board is a little stiffer than middle of the road. There’s a fair amount of torsional give that matches nicely to the overall flex of the board. The tips are firm yet have an ideal sweet spot to flex into them when pressing.
Stability: This board is super stable when charging through moguls, chunder, side hits, bumps, and variable terrain. It just wanted to push through it all and come out the other side.
Ollies: This board has insane amounts of pop. I mean like send it to the moon and realize the ground is no where near you insane. Load it up and just boost, that’s all you could ask for.
Pop On Jumps: This board was great on jumps and wanted to send them further and higher than they were built for. Over all this board was great at boosting.
Butterability: Pushing the tips into the snow the board wanted to rebound out but once you found the sweet spot you could just lay some sweet sweet margarine based love all over the snow. Every variation of butter was yours for the taking if you were willing to work for it.
Jibbing: This board locks really well into presses and has the snap out of it you want when hitting the end of the feature. Sliding sideways the camber profile gripped the features and slid perfectly.
Carving: You can rail a hard turn on this deck and it would slingshot you through the other side with ease. It didn’t matter whether doing short quick radius turns or long drawn out ones this board was at home on edge.
Rider in Mind: The guy that’s going to rip the whole mountain and make it a freestyle fiesta.
Personal Thoughts: So they claim this board has camber and rocker in it. I put it flat on a wall and it clearly has camber. It rode like it had camber. I was blown away with the performance of this board and it stuck out as one of those decks that could just handle it all and ask for more. It was very aggressive in the turns and pushed through the snow with ease. Over all I probably can’t say enough good things about this deck except that sadly the production model will have a different camber profile.
Comparable Boards: Salomon Pulse, Flow Merc, Rossignol District
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This board was loaned to us for review from DC Snowboards marketing department.