The Curated Take
The DC Star Wars Dark Side Ply Snowboard is an excellent choice for most riders. When DC announced this board, I was excited to purchase it based purely on the look. I am a Star Wars fanatic as well as a snowboard enthusiast. Most themed-based equipment I've purchased over the years is not usually very durable or made with any care for performance. My expectation was that I would get this board for the aesthetic and be okay with the lack of performance and durability. DC, however, broke this mold, and I quickly realized that this board offered much more than I had anticipated.
One of the standout features of this snowboard is its versatility, which has been a huge benefactor to my snowboarding journey. Its medium flex strikes the perfect balance, offering stability and control that adapts to various terrains and riding styles. The camber profile provides excellent edge hold for precise carving and effortless edge-to-edge transitions. Its excellent durability allowed it to take constant abuse by me, and I am happy to take it into a second season now. I enjoyed cruising down groomed runs and upping my skills in the park with this board. The blend between performance and the Star Wars theme makes it a great choice. I felt like my inner nerd had truly won, and I had given in to the dark side (living unapologetically as a dork). In summary, the DC Star Wars Dark Side Ply Snowboard truly exceeded my expectations.
- Explosive maneuverability
- Great for holding turns
- For those who aren't afraid of the dark side (all mountain)
- Diminished performance in powder
- Flex is more for Advanced Riders
- Lightweight core lowers speed performance
The DC Star Wars Dark Side Ply Snowboard is a must-have for any Star Wars fan who loves to hit the slopes. With vintage artwork from the original trilogy, this board celebrates our favorite character from the Dark Side while also delivering top-notch performance. The board features Lock & Load camber technology, which provides a skate-like feel and excellent power and stability in any condition. The biax glass layup gives it a super-pressable flex, making it easy to maneuver on the mountain. And with its lightweight stratus core, you'll be able to ride all day without getting fatigued.
- Vintage Artwork: Featuring vintage artwork from the original Star Wars trilogy, this board is perfect for fans of the franchise.
- Lock & Load Camber: This technology provides a skate-like feel and excellent power and stability in any conditions.
- Biax Glass Layup: The super-pressable flex of this layup makes it easy to maneuver on the mountain.
- Lightweight Stratus Core: With its lightweight stratus core, you'll be able to ride all day without getting fatigued.