- Sizes: 150, 153, 154W, 156, 157W, 159
- Flex: 7
- Profile: Hybrid Camber
- Shape: True Twin
- Price: £430 / €490
Snowboarding owes so much to skateboarding, of course – it’s something that the skate community won’t (and perhaps shouldn’t) let us forget. With this snowboard, DC has looked directly to the concrete parks and bowls for inspiration – if you’ve ever wanted something with a ‘skate’ feel, the DC Mega snowboard could be it.
We’ll start with the ‘Fresh Deck’ topsheet, which is designed to make this board pop like only a brand new skateboard can. It’s fully weather-sealed, so even after extended use it’ll still have that same lively feel.
“The extended contact points of the DC Mega give it a looser ride, in the best possible sense”
The extended contact points of the DC Mega give it a looser ride, in the best possible sense. Again, it’s something that’s designed to more closely mimic the flatland freedom of a skate sesh, as the reduced likelihood of catching an edge will encourage you to be a bit more spontaneous.
When you do prefer to hoon it, the DC Mega is stiff enough to help you out, and the camber bend can hold a strong edge when you actively engage it. The beech stringers that run through the poplar core do make this a little harder to ollie, but if you put the work in it’ll pay you back in spades. Plus they make this board stronger too.
So the next time you want to work on your cab 5s and rocket airs (or the closest we snowboarders can get to those, anyway), the DC Mega snowboard can help you stick ‘em.