Board: DC Mega
Camber Option: Lock and load camber. Traditional camber to flat in the tips.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 177lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Grey overcast skies, puking snow, fog, heavy powder, and patches of ice.
Flex: This board is on the stiffer side of the spectrum. The most abundant area for stiffness was through the middle which affected the torsional flex. The tips had a little bit of play but not enough to make up for the over all flex.
Stability: I will say this, the board was an incredibly stable ride when charging through powder, chunder, heavy powder, and small children. On edge it cut through snow with ease.
Ollies: It’s not the poppiest deck I’ve been on, it gets the job done, but to really snap on it you have to load the camber up twice as hard. If you do that then you get what some might consider an abundance of snap.
Pop On Jumps: This board is designed to be at home on jumps. From small to large I wouldn’t sweat it as long as you know how to send it.
Butterability: It took a lot of work to lock the sweet spot in to a butter and really press into it. Speed is your friend for doing them.
Jibbing: Go fast, press hard, and be prepared to get bucked around. This board isn’t for the lazy jibber or someone that’s not working it on another level. Does it jib? Yes, but so does a sheet of plywood.
Carving: The lack of torsional flex hinders the ability to drive a carve deeply. Turn initiation took a bit more to start but once on edge doing a long drawn out carve it held well.
Rider in Mind: Someone that’s over 200lbs, rides their boards hard, and wants an aggressive snowboard.
Personal Thoughts: Honestly I wish they had sent me this board in the 153. This board is aggressively stiff and designed to be ridden like that. Not exactly a daily driver for someone of my weight and riding style.
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This board was loaned to us for review from DC Snowboards marketing department.