The freestyle-focused DC PBJ got a shake-up last year when it was given a classic camber profile at the behest of the pro team.
Evidently this was a good decision as they’ve kept it going for 2014/15, so if you want a park board that can hold a decent carve and pop like a weasel then this is worth a look. Don’t be worried about the camber profile hanging up on rails, though – the edges have a three-degree bevel to avoid every jibber’s worst fear. This is also good news for beginners as you get a bigger margin for error when making those first tentative turns. The PBJ is the cheapest stick in this year’s WL100 by some margin, leaving you with more cash for snow trips. It also means you won’t feel the need to be too precious with it, leaving you to enjoy a care-free thrash whatever the conditions. The topsheet has been removed to reduce weight, but it hasn’t hindered DC’s ability to produce eye-catching graphics. This year PBJ‘s varying lengths feature placards adorned with slogans like ‘The End Is Gnar’ and ‘The Time To Send It Is Now’ (although sadly no ‘Down With This Sort Of Thing’).
“If you opt for a camber park board as opposed to rocker, it really needs it to have tons of pop and stability at speed – otherwise what’s the point? Fortunately the DC PBJ has both in spades. Even on scraped, slick pistes it held an edge really well, and was easy to manoeuvre through the moguls. It’s also really light, the benefits of which you’ll definitely feel when messing about on side hits. You’d probably want to look higher in DC’s range if you’re after a real charger, but this does pretty well considering its specs and price.” – Andrew Duthie