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.

Size: 154cm.

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.

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On Snow Photo

DC Devun Walsh description (click on it to pull it up)


Review Disclosure: I received this snowboard from DC.

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  1. Jon Blindside
    January 28, 2011

    This is one of the funnest boards I have ever ridden. 30+ days on one this year. Fully stoked!!

  2. keither
    January 28, 2011

    I think the cambered core profiles are gonna be the new standard. It just makes sense in terms of more pop .

  3. Francis
    February 13, 2011

    I was just wondering if you could compare this board to the Neversummer SL.
    I’m looking for a board an all mountain board that allows me to charge fast and the ability to do quick and long turns as well. I don’t venture much into the park/pipe or do rails.

  4. March 01, 2011

    Keither, definitely!

    Francis, similar boards in my opinion and comparable for the riding style. Devun is a twin, SL is directional twin so some difference there. In the handling, the SL had more dampening but the devun rode most similar to camber.

  5. manhattanproj
    March 13, 2011

    what level of rider would you recommend this board for? and because of the relatively flat shape, how catchy is the board? thanks

  6. March 14, 2011

    Manhattan, a more aggressive rider, someone who is looking for a stiffer mountain ride that rides similar to camber. I didn’t notice it as catchy but it’s not like rocker where it’s totally lifted contact points.

  7. manhattanrproj
    March 15, 2011

    would you recommend the board to a beginner/intermediate rider? thanks

  8. March 15, 2011

    Manhatten, depends on how often they are planning to go. It’s not going to be an easy board to ride when learning and progressing but if they are planning to ride a lot and progress quicker, then possible.

  9. David
    April 09, 2011

    How well does this board float in the pow? I’m looking for something twin-ish that can handle 30-40cm of fresh.

  10. chris
    June 04, 2011

    Hi I was just wondering how this board compares to the mlf.. that’s what I have and love it but I’m looking for another board to ride.. main comparisons I’m looking for are in weight and flex and ability to carve? It’s got a pretty wide turning radius… can it do short radius carves?


  11. June 06, 2011

    David, from what i’ve seen with flat camber profiles is they won’t float as well as a rocker profile in powder and you’ll still require effort to ride them in pow like if you were riding camber in pow.

    Chris, I haven’t ridden the MLF to compare but I’ll try to get on it in the future.