Torstein Horgmo and Aaron Bittner moved onto the PLY this season which is a strong omen that it is a freestyle performer. Crammed full of features like Lock and Load camber which blends flat sections into a traditional camber profile and DC’s almost twin Skate shape at a price that will have die hard freestylers pinching themselves, the PLY is an absolute bargain. Just make sure that you wax it because the base can get a little dry and sticky.
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Completely redesigned for the 2010/11 season the new PBJ is even more jib specific. Perfect for getting your urban jib on, wall rides, butters and concrete ledge presses, if you can wax it, you can slide it on the PBJ. However, with its new rocker profile and Astro composite wood core the Aaron Biittner is a little sketchy on big transitions when the speed gets cranked up.
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There has been some big news from the DC camp; Devun Walsh is riding reverse camber! Devun has been riding stiff cambered boards since the early nineties, in-fact his first Forum pro model got a reputation as being an absolute ironing board! Fear not, the rocker in the Devun is really light (only 2mm) and there is quadraxial glass, carbon stringers and Ash in the core for pop and liveliness. Smooth and agile to ride, but a snowboard that responds well to aggressive riding; whether your sessioning the pipe and laying down rooster-tails in the pow, the Devun is a great board.
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For a board with a twin shape and reverse camber the Tone really hammers the whole mountain. The Quadraxial glass means the Tone blasts through chop and heavy afternoon post powder day porridge and grips hard on groomers. The cambered core profile is a nice addition and combined with the shallower gradient 4mm tip and tail rocker offers a firmer and more lively ride than expected.
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Park snowboards don’t get much more tested than the DC MLF. If you had one of the best snowboard parks in your garden don’t you reckon you’d make a pretty good job of building a snowboard? With a cambered profile, quadraxial glass and carbon stringers the MLF doesn’t exactly sound like the ideal for rails, but the DC riders seem to get along just fine with the MLF. Pretty much designed for slaying the slopestyle course and destroying the competition.
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Seeing Torstein Horgmo lap the Park City pro park top to bottom and record one of the most insane seamless runs ever seen was enough to legitimize the PBJ in one instant. For 2011 the PBJ has been completely redesigned, with a buttery heavily rockered profile and a super flexible wood composite core, the PBJ is now even more jib specific. Perfect for getting expressive on the jibs or smaller jumps in the park.
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So you’ve probably been wondering why on earth DC makes the Tone in a 149, 153 and a 159; I certainly have been, and Ben who reviewed the Tone was completely bemused by the lack of a board between the 53 and 59. Well, the Lauri Pro Tone is the answer; all of the Tone goodness with Lauri’s own custom paint job and with 156cm of length. We’ve discovered the missing board!
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No to be confused with an old lady, the DC Biddy is DC’s only female specific freeride board. Soft and buttery with 3mm of camber for versatility in all types of snow conditions and almost intuitive turn initiation, girls of all levels are going to get on with the Biddy. The DC Biddy is best suited to beginners through to intermediate snowboarders.
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What’s the point of changing a board if you like the one you’re riding? That’s why apart from the custom graffiti graphic Ikka Backstrom’s pro ride is pretty-much the MLF. Camber predictability with added carbon pop meets quadraxial glass for precision edge control and choppy landing stability. Tested and proven in the DC Mountain Lab, the best back-yard in the world!
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Nope, this isn’t Paris Hilton’s “Britsh Best Friend”, far from it, the DC BFF is a versatile freestyle goddess. Designed with lighter biaxial glass than the men’s boards to give a more forgiving ride to female riders, but still cramming in Kevlar and Carbon reinforcement for pop and stability. The BFF might just be your new best friend…. Paris can go fish!
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High speed aggresive freestyling is where the HKD series is in it’s element. Technical corks and inverts off the scariest backcountry and park jumps and 10ft airs out of the pipe are all possible with the HKD. Carbon and Kevlar reinforce the triaxial glass and Aspen / Honeycomb core, making for a super responsive, explosively poppy and unbelievably light snowboard; effortless in the air and precise control on the snow. For advanced snowboarders with an aggresive riding style, into pipe, park and powder kicker focused riding terrain, but want a board versatile enough to be enjoyable on powder days.
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Designed for street jibs and park rails, the PBJ or Park Board for Jibbing has an extremely soft torsional and longitudinal flex between the bindings for tweaking presses and eliminating the risk of catching an edge. DC have also incorporated the Flat Kick nose and tail for a bit of versatility should it snow. This years graphics are awsome featuring a ‘The Racoons’ meets ‘Dawn of the Dead’ theme.
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No matter your ability, the DC XFB will meet you every step of the way. A smooth buttery flex makes landings forgiving and turn initiation easy, but moderate carbon and kevlar reinforcement between the bindings means you won’t wash out when your flying towards 60ft tables. Ideal for kickers and rails in the park, but versatile enough to be ridden over the whole mountain. A great board if you’re an intermediate snowboarder set on riding park and pipe but want a board that you can cruise around the whole mountain on.
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Lauri Heiskari’s pro model is sooo deluxe! A smooth and versatile freestyle snowboard based on the DC XFB but with a higher grade sintered base and Lauri’ custom gold print topsheet and sidewall badge. Designed to be ridden in the park but with a set back stance for versatility in deeper snow and out of bounds. Featuring a softer biaxial glass than the HKD and centrally located carbon and kevlar stringers for increased pop and stability blasting through the chop. Suitable for riders of any level.
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If you had your own private snowboard park in your back yard, i bet you could build a pretty respectable park focused snowboard. Now hire Iikka and Devon, two of the best park riders in the world to test the board for you and generally rip your park up, manufacture your boards in one of the best factories on the planet and hey presto, you’ve got a top of the range park snowboard born and bred on kickers, boxes and rails.
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Essentially the Iikka is the same snowboard as the the DC MLF, with a lick of paint. Designed to take on every feature in the park, Triaxial glass has been used for improved response, but the Focus Axis flex profile and negatively profiled core between the bindings softens up the Ikka so you still get the buttery feel of a park board on rails and boxes. Don’t forget the high speed 7200 grade sintered base, a bit of a rarity on park boards these days.
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Mr Devon Walsh loves taking his sled into Whistler’s backcountry and firing himself off insanely big kickers into 50 degree powder landings. A board has got to be made tougher than a rhino’s hide to take that kind of abuse. The HKD Devon Walsh has been designed for snowboarders who don’t want to have to change board if the snowconditions change or the park is snowed under, a burly all-mountain freestyle snowboard designed for experienced and aggressive riders.
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