- Price: £430 / €550
- Sizes: 150, 154, 158
- Flex: 9
- Profile: Hybrid Camber
- Shape: True Twin
The woman on the front of the 2017/18 DC Media Blitz is faring a little better than the blood-splattered one from last year, but otherwise Torstein Horgmo’s pro model remains as brutal as ever – in a good way, of course. Only the most sure-footed freestylers should be sniffing around this one, but if you’ve got the chops then the DC Media Blitz has the potential to send you into the stratosphere.
“It’s pretty darn stiff, but with the DC Media Blitz you get out what you put in”
The ‘Impact Core’ of the DC Media Blitz is, as you may have guessed, built to take a thrashing. A combination of poplar and beech wood can handle knuckling a 100-footer or coming down hard on the gnarliest gap-to-rail, with the reinforcement concentrated at the edges.
It’s also got carbon stringers running from end to end to increase the pop, which is already in plentiful supply thanks to the camber profile. You really need to give this some welly, as it’s pretty darn stiff, but with the DC Media Blitz you get out what you put in. Ride it properly and this will pop with the liveliness of a baby rabbit, and the power of a Clydesdale.