Board: DC Media Blitz
Camber Option: Double Camber. Reverse between the feet, camber under foot.
Bindings: K2 Lien AT
Stance: 21.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 177lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: A mix of gray haze and blue skies with the sun poking through. The snow was fast and firm.
Flex: This has to be the stiffest park board on the planet. It ranks right up there with riding something that is designed for freeriding. DC claims it’s a 9/10 and it is definitely that. There’s a minimal amount of torsional give between the bindings, this flex matches the minimal give in the tips.
Stability: Well if you ever wanted to run over a Moose and not feel it this is the board for you. Riding through varying terrain which included chunder, death cookies, gnargoyle droppings, moguls, ruts, frozen corduroy, and everything in between I never felt one vibration. At speeds this board just wants to go faster and push through everything in sight.
Ollies: The multiple camber zones are interesting to pop off of. I’ve ridden hybrid profiles like this in the past, but these take the cake as being the strangest to initiate. You have to load up the front or back depending on if you’re going to ollie/nollie and it instead of having a more skate like pop. When it’s loaded though it does have insane snap, probably due to the amount of carbon inside it.
Pop On Jumps: Well as this is Torstein’s board you can tell it’s going to be good on jumps. It has a lot of pop and I mean a lot, as long as you go fast. This board isn’t for a slouch.
Butterability: Well yeah, I tried and tried, and then tried some more but it was just too stiff to really get some good butters out of. It can do them, but they look like shit unless you’re going 75mph down a 40 degree pitch run, while screaming the lyrics to Slayer’s Jesus Saves.
Jibbing: Go fast, pray, hope you don’t get bucked. That’s how this board was on rails. It’s not meant for a jibber by any means, but for someone that’s going to approach a rail as if it’s part of a slopestyle course.
Carving: I will say that this board did do well on edge. With having multiple camber zones you can control how the board engages and disengages while on edge. Railing hard turns took little to no effort and when you wanted to get low and Euro-carve you could.
Rider in Mind: Someone that is hitting 70 foot jumps regularly and has legs the size of Red Woods.
Personal Thoughts: I should have ridden the 150. Torstein rides the 150. This board is fucking stiff. I can’t remember the last time I rode a park board that was this stiff. For the price tag I doubt many people will buy it and for those that do, may god have mercy on your soul.
Comparable Boards: Ride Burnout, Capita DOA, Interior Plain Project Honalee
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This board was loaned to us for review from DC Snowboards marketing department.