DC PBJ

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One of last year’s Bang For Your Bucks, the PBJ still cost less than this year’s winners but didn’t rank as high with testers. Still, they loved the traditional camber’s tried-and-true, straightforward design, and most said it performed predictably and consistently. Most felt it had everything a park board needed and nothing more. “Really fun and slashy, and held an awesome edge even once it busted past the corn onto the icy under layers,” one noted. DC lightened the load and added snap by removing the traditional topsheet, which testers affirmed softened the torsional flex and created a comfortable combination of stability and forgiveness on takeoffs and (most) landings. Another said it was a bit too forgiving when coming in hot off the 60-footer, but liked that no hybrid flex pattern or wavy edge gave him any surprises underfoot. In addition to discarding the topsheet, three degrees were beveled off the right-angle edge to simplify butters. A true park shredder’s board, most testers wouldn’t change a thing except maybe speed up the base for warm days. Most felt it had everything a park board needed and nothing more. “It performed well on all types of features and was really fun to slide around on. Fluid edge to edge and surfed the afternoon slush,” he said.

Length (cm) – Sidecut Radius (m) – Waist Width (cm)

144 – 6.5 – 24.6
149 – 6.7 – 24.8
153 – 6.9 – 25.0
155W – 7.0 – 26.1
157 – 7.1 – 25.1
159W – 7.2 – 26.3

Flex: 5/10

Camber: Traditional (Positive camber throughout.)

(Flex is not standardized and differs by brand. The rating here is the best estimate of
the board’s flex.)

(Sidecut Radius: If you arced the tightest turn possible to make a complete circle, the sidecut radius would be the distance between the direct center of that circle and its rim, in meters. A board with a deeper sidecut would have a smaller radius and would generally make tighter turns. As the radius number increases, a board can be expected to make wider turns. Multiple numbers on the same length board means the radius is blended.)

Price: $375.00
Brand Name

DC

Product Type
Style

Park

Gender

Mens

Length

144, 149, 153, 155W, 157, 159W

Camber

Positive camber from tip to tip(Flex is not standardized and differs by brand. The rating here is the best estimate of the board’s flex.)(Sidecut Radius: If you arced the tightest turn possible to

Flex

5/10

Sidecut

Length (cm) – Sidecut Radius (m) – Waist Width (cm) 144 – 6.5 – 24.6 149 – 6.7 – 24.8 153 – 6.9 – 25.0 155W – 7.0 – 26.1 157 – 7.1 – 25.1 159W – 7.2 – 26.3

Manufacturers URL

http://www.dcshoes.com/snow

Rad-Bad

Tester Quote: “A simple, predictable ride with classic camber and a snappy nose and tail.”

Product Showroom

No

Tested-Approved

No

Good Wood

Yes

Bang For Your Buck

No

Featured-product

NO

Guide Year

2017

Gallery ID

1000303683

Tester Quote: “A simple, predictable ride with classic camber and a snappy nose and tail.”

Good Wood 2017 Presented by evo.com

With hundreds of snowboards out there, how do you pick the best deck perfectly suited to the way you ride? Drop into our 2016-2017 Good Wood Board Test for the winning snowboards of the season. Our 30 unique testers spent eight days riding and rating more than 300 boards at Carinthia Parks of Mount Snow, Vermont, and the pistes and glades of Aspen Mountain, Colorado, and came to the consensus that these are the best boards. Each tester rides differently, so there's something to be said when a board stokes all who tried it. We've done away with the old price groupings and instead highlighted the two top-scoring boards in each category with the lowest prices and awarded them “Bang for your Buck” badges of approval. Now in its 18th year, our TransWorld SNOWboarding Good Wood test is the longest running and most prestigious board test on the planet.

How The Boards Are Scored

Shortly after shredding laps on each board, our testers input scores for different characteristics that measure each deck on a sliding scale. The Park and All-Mountain scorecards each have different criteria to pinpoint the strengths and weakness of each snowboard. We don't cut the boards open and examine the details, but the crew may have broken a deck or two… Go on, dive into the results and see all the winners.