Hello and welcome to my DC Mega snowboard review.
In this review, I will take a look at the Mega as an aggressive all-mountain-freestyle snowboard.
As per tradition here at SnowboardingProfiles.com I will give the Mega a score out of 100 (based on several factors) and see how it compares with other aggressive all-mountain-freestyle snowboards.
Board: DC Mega 2020
Style: Aggressive All-Mountain-Freestyle
Flex Rating: Medium-Stiff (7/10)
Flex Feel on Snow: Medium-Stiff (7.5/10)
Rating Score: 81.6/100
Compared to other Men’s Aggressive All-Mountain-Freestyle Boards
Out of the 17 men’s aggressive all-mountain-freestyle snowboards that I rated:
Overview of the Mega's Specs
Check out the tables for the Mega’s specs and available sizes.
Hybrid Camber - Predominantly Camber
Waist Width (mm)
Rec Rider Weight (lb)
Rec Rider Weight (kg)
110 - 160
120 - 170
125 - 175
140 - 190
125 - 180
125 - 175
Who is the Mega Most Suited To?
The Mega is best suited to those looking for a relatively stiff, quite aggressive twin ride. Better suited to physically strong riders with an advanced ability level.
A more freestyle focused setup, but once that can bomb and carve well - just not that great in powder or uneven terrain.
Definitely not for a beginner and even too much for the average intermediate rider unless you're quite strong and used to a more camber dominant ride.
The Mega in More Detail
O.k. let’s take a more detailed look at what the Mega is capable of.
Board: DC Mega 2020, 159cm (254mm waist width)
Date: April 13, 2019
Conditions: Snowing! A little dust on crust off piste in places but some really good fresh powder spots in other spots. On groomer good, getting a little cruddy later in the day.
Cold for mid-April. Around 20°F (-7°C), with wind chill. Visibility not perfect but not terrible either.
Bindings angles: +15/-15
Stance width: 570mm (22.4″)
Stance Setback: Centered
Width at Inserts: 265mm (10.43")
Rider Height: 6'0"
Rider Weight: 185lbs
Rider Boot Size: US10 Vans Aura
Bindings Used: Burton Malavita M
Not the best at floating in the powder. Of course you can ride any board in powder and have fun on most. This is no exception. Powder is fun regardless, but this doesn't make powder effortless. Got to put some effort, getting that bag leg burn, to keep it floating.
Carving & Turning
Carving: Really nice to carve and this is the turning type this board most prefers.
S Turns: Had a bit of a feeling like it wanted to pull you into flat basing. Not as bad as with some boards I've ridden, but you've got to fight it a little to keep it on edge. That's why it's better for carving and you've got to be aggressive with it. Not a casual/easy turner.
Maneuverability at slow speeds: Not very nimble when riding slow. Felt better riding faster (like most stiffer boards do).
Skidded Turns: Doable, but not the easiest to skid turns on. Harder than average. On the catchier end of the scale.
Feels nice and stable at speed. Riding at speed is where this board felt at its best.
OK for crud. But for bumps it just felt too sluggish if you were trying to weave between anything too technical. Just felt tank-ish when riding slow.
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Good pop and good for big air with an easy approach.
Pop: Really good pop. A reasonable amount that's easily accessible too, but even more when you put some energy into popping it.
Approach: Really stable for hitting big air on a nice smooth open approach, but not nimble enough for my liking on trickier approaches.
Landing: It's a stomper. Great for bigger air. Not as forgiving of errors when on smaller jumps, so not a beginner jumping board, but if you're looking to get big air and need that more solid stiffer landing platform, that's where it excels.
Side-hits: Not nimble enough for my liking for side hits. But easy, faster approach side hits are fine.
Small jumps/Big jumps: Big jumps are it's sweet spot.
Good riding switch - pretty much the same in both directions.
Getting the spin around isn't super easy, but not super hard either and setups didn't feel super easy, especially for trickier setups, but switch is good and there's good pop - not too bad all round.
Nah, not something I enjoyed jibbing with.
Quite hard to butter with. Took some effort. You'd want to be quite strong to butter this one.
Score Breakdown and Final Verdict
Check out the breakdown of the score in the table below.
Contribution to Final Score
TOTAL after normalizing
Overall, the Mega is a board that prefers to ride hard and fast and feels good as long as you ride it aggressively, but when you get more casual or try to slow it down and play around a little, or getting quick turns through tight spaces, then it doesn't feel as good.
If you're a strong rider who likes to be aggressive then this is a board you will probably really like. It can take everything you throw at it, but you've got to put the energy in, as it won't like you if you're tentative with it.
More Info, Current Prices and Where to Buy Online
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