Best Snowboards of 2016-2017: DC Space Echo – Good Wood Snowboard Reviews
The Space Echo’s best trait is arguably simplicity. “A perfect classic deck,” one tester said. Another mentioned, “This board is a ton of fun—rippable in almost any condition and playful enough for springtime.” Its traditional positive camber profile has a 6mm rise from the board center to the ground that holds all the power, control, response, and pop necessary for big booters to big lines. The board’s slightly directional shape combined with a true twin flex adapt to freestyle and freeriding terrain with ease. When it comes to turning and the overall ride, one tester commented, “The edge-to-edge transitions are fluid and predictable, and the stiffness underfoot allows for maximum edge hold in committing terrain. The tip-to-tail flex is a little stiff for true mountain freestyle, but the stiffness through the tail allows for maximum control out of turns and unbelievable ollie pop.” The stiffer flex suits more aggressive riders and riding, and those accustomed to that can hear the Space Echo’s call. “The flex is meaty but good, and it really helps the board rally turns, loft off of lips, and handle chunder and landings,” as one tester summed it up.
Length (cm) – Sidecut Radius (m) – Waist Width (cm)
154 – 7.5 – 25.0
158 – 7.9 – 25.2
162 – 8.3 – 25.6
Camber: Positive, 6mm rise
(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.)
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