DC Space Echo 2018 Review
The Space Echo is a pretty aggressive, old school regular camber all-mountain snowboard.
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Features of the DC Space Echo
- 7/10 Flex Rating
Regular old school camber profile, that has
- Directional Twin Shape
- Twin Flex
- Stratus Core
- Triax Fiberglass
- Sintered Base
- Fresh Deck Top Sheet
- 2×4 Insert Pattern
How the DC Space Echo rides
Bindings: Burton Malavita
Boots: ThirtyTwo TM-Two
Angles: +12 -9
The snow was quite hardpacked, windblown at the top and a bit softer at the bottom of the hill.
Flex & Camber Profile
The Space Echo has a regular camber profile, that is as traditional as it can be. There are no flat or little rocker sections, just camber the way that it used to be. Like you would expect with regular camber it is very unforgiving, but very very stable. If you have ridden regular camber before, you will know that it isn’t a bad thing at all.
DC say that the flex rating is a 7/10, but it felt very stiff to me. It might be that I was riding a brand new board, that hadn’t been broken in yet, but it was quite stiff.
I believe that it has a directional twin shape, which makes sense from how it rode. Riding in the regular direction had a smooth and easy entry to turns, and always felt like it was accelerating. Riding switch felt much harder than I was used to, the combination of the stiff flex, brand new edges and hardpacked snow made it a bit scarier.
It would probably be the most stable board at speed that I have ridden (except for one custom race board). If I had to test out my top speed, this would be the board to do it on. Even switching quickly from edge to edge at speed felt very safe and locked in.
The pop on this board is crazy. I was able to get much much bigger ollies than I have ever been able to get on any other board. Once you load up the tail for an ollie, it pushes back hard and gives you plenty of time in the air. Landing feels super solid, even if you are landing with your weight not centered over the board.
Overall the Space Echo is going to be a good board for an aggressive rider, who wants the feeling of regular camber combined with a nice stiff flex. If you are someone who likes to carve hard on groomers, ride really fast, I can’t think of a better board for that type of riding. I wasn’t able to ride it on any big jumps, but I can imagine that it would be really solid on even the biggest jumps.
It is too aggressive for the sort of riding I do most days, but I can definitely picture the sort of rider that it would suit.
- Regular camber can’t be beaten
- Amazing pop
- Unforgiving, you can’t be lazy riding it.
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DC Space Echo Specs
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