Board: DC Ply
Camber Option: Locked and loaded camber. Traditional camber through the middle and inserts to flat right before the upkick.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 177lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Low light, puking snow, chunder snow to heavy powder on the runs, a little bit of wind, and overall shit conditions.
Flex: This board comes in at just below a middle of the road park flex. You have more flex in the tips, more stable under foot, and then an abundance of flex in the middle. The torsional flex matches the over all flex of the board which makes it playful.
Stability: While not an overly damp or stable board it gets the job done, especially if you’re charging around a park or perfectly groomed runs. In choppier variable terrain the board did buck me around a bit.
Ollies: Having camber added pop to this board. The softer flex of the tips really lets you press in and load this board up. Lets just say there’s some seriously good pop in this thing.
Pop On Jumps: When you’re riding questionable jumps it’s always good to have a board that can send it just a hair farther than you think. This is that board.
Butterability: The softer flexing tips with their slight flat spot are ample for locking into a butter. Spin, press, play, do whatever you want and this board will do it.
Jibbing: Here’s where this board stands out in my opinion. You can pop hard on to urban approach features that don’t have a good lip, it will press with ease, and sliding sideways is not a chore.
Carving: The softer flex of the board allows for some fun carves. You can really center flex this deck to drive it through the carve and get low while doing it. Will it buckle? Eventually but I wasn’t able to make it do that.
Rider in Mind: The all around park rider that wants a camber dominate deck that can do it all.
Personal Thoughts: It’s been a while since I’ve been on the Ply and it sends it. This could be one of the most well rounded park decks from DC. The camber is just right so you don’t get leg fatigue from loading and unloading it all day, while the tips are still soft enough to dig in and press well with.
Check out the past review of the 2012 DC Ply.
Comparable Boards: Interior Plain Project Harrow, Niche Knew, Dinosaurs Will Die Larson
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This board was loaned to us for review from DC Snowboards marketing department.
*Disclaimer this board did not change for 2018 so we carried the 2017 review over.*