DC Mega 2019-2020 Snowboard Review

  • Sizes: 147, 150, 153, 154W, 156, 157W, 159
  • Flex: 7
  • Profile: CamFlat
  • Shape: True Twin
  • Price: £460/€520

The DC Mega draws inspiration from skate tech and culture and combines a consistent and solid flat section with a longer camber to create the ultimate in pop and stability.

 The positive camber in the mid-section of the board gives it life and aggression on piste. The board can be spring loaded for extra speed when you’re bouncing edge to edge through fast turns. Flattening off outside the contact points keeps it smooth and less catchy, especially when you’re trying to land clean spins.

“The topsheet is engineered to give more torsional flex, allowing you to get more board feel underfoot”

Stiffer than average, the Mega will keep stable at high speed and deliver the responsive ride you’re looking for. The more rigid deck is ideal for tanking at high speed down an in run, and is a stable base for big landings off kickers.

Rather than a traditional topsheet, DC print the graphic directly onto the wood for shaving those extra grams off and keeping the board durable. A hard-wearing sintered base is all the better for taking hits when you’re trying to lock down rail and box moves, and gives you the speed you’re looking for when you’re razzing round.

The topsheet is engineered to give more torsional flex, allowing you to get more board feel underfoot. It’s a more forgiving flex which’ll give you a little wiggle room to make mistakes without kicking your arse. A blend of beech and poplar in the core keeps it springy and adds extra strength so you can chuck it round without worrying. 

Tester’s Verdict

Mike BrindleyWhitelines

First thoughts were: ‘I like the look of this board’. It’s got a pretty old school look and there’s something quite classic about it. Taking it out onto piste was enjoyable, it was a powerful board and I felt like I could really throw it around without worrying. It feels very dynamic, and seems to always want to be looking for the next turn. I liked it because it seemed to preempt what I wanted to do but didn’t feel twitchy.

“It seemed to preempt what I wanted to do but didn’t feel twitchy”

The speed on it is pretty good, it’s not the fastest board I’ve ever ridden but it’s up there. It was really solid off of the sidehits, and seemed really stable when landing. I enjoyed it as a mountain charger. I’d recommend for stronger riders looking for a workhorse.

Tester’s Verdict 2018/19


“I took this out and accidentally found myself having a couple of unexpected pow laps. Sure, it worked, but it’s not where the certainly park freestyle-focussed Mega is particularly mega.

“Sterling edge hold, ultra lively and with a wealth of pop”

It’s a different story on groomers or in the park, though – sterling edge hold, ultra lively and with a wealth of pop whichever way you happen to be riding this true twin. It’s pretty aggressive but would be a great choice for more experienced park riders that are after lightweight performance. If you want to ride occasionally ride pow, though (even accidentally), there are better choices.”


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