Snowboard Review: 10-11 DC Devun
27 Jan, 2011
Location: Mammoth, CA
Snow Conditions: Hardpacked to icy groomers.
Setup: I rode the DC Devun with Union Team bindings and Vans Veil Boots size 8.
First Impression: You’d swear you are riding a camber board
Weight: Lighter than average
Flex: It goes without saying but if you’d seen Devun ride, you know this board is gonna be on the stiffer end for all mountain freestyle dominance. It’s a stiffer flex longitudinally that helps keep it stable on the mountain, torsionally in the medium range but still very quick edge to edge and a lighter snowboard. The devun has a camber core profile where they profiled the wood core with a camber shape outside of the bindings to give their anti-camber collection more pop and control. The anti-camber on the devun has a flat stable platform between the feet, and transitions into anti-camber outside the bindings.
Turning: Quick response on the mountain despite the stiffer flex, it rallies on turns and carving. Surprisingly very quick on short turns, from edge to edge and still a lot of good stability on the longer turns. It’s a predictable ride but you can get aggressive on it, just carving up the slopes and holding a good edge in the snow.
Stable: I enjoyed taking the devun up to faster speeds and cruising with it, it was quick and snappy from turn to turn but also just felt good riding. I didn’t get to play with it in much variety of conditions yet but I will be once the snow starts falling again. It did absorb bumpy terrain better than expected and just rode through it with no second thoughts.
Pop: The devun is one of those boards that pops easily and gives you ollies that take no effort to get height with. I loved the devun on the jumps, the lightness of the board and good pop made it so every landing I wasn’t knuckling and just having fun with it. The pressability took some effort but it was definitely capable (see the second pic below)
Switch: The DC devun is a twin and rode like a twin board, no adjustment needed to ride switch.
Overall Impression: The devun pro is devun’s board and devun is no stranger to riding fast, riding hard and looking good while doing it. His board is lighter weight but quick and snappy on the slopes, great pop for the jump line. It rode like a camber board and handled the mountain without thinking twice. I do enjoy being back on structurn base, it’s a good thing and I enjoy boards with it.
Shay’s Honesty Box: The devun is the first board that’s reverse camber that i could believe is camber. It was a blast to ride because it was so damn smooth on the mountain, it carved up the slope easily and was an aggressive ride that let you just charge.
On Snow Photo
DC Devun Walsh description (click on it to pull it up)
Review Disclosure: I received this snowboard from DC.