2020 Vision Snowboard Gear Preview: DC’s Latest Boards, Boots, and More
It's time to check out tomorrow's gear today with Snowboarders 2020 Vision New Product Preview. Snowboarder has worked with key snowboarding manufacturers to highlight some of the must see boots, bindings, boards, outerwear, goggles and accessories arriving in stores next fall. Up next, DC!
Last winter, SNOWBOARDER Magazine continued a tried-and-tested snowboard examination called the Blackboard Experiment in order to find the best park board on the planet and guess which board took the top spot? That's right. You're lookin' at it. DC's The 156 win the award due to its abilities in all terrain that you can find within the walls of a halfpipe, the metal on rails and the snow underfoot while cruising your local hill. This responsive and snappy stick is also the perfect flex for pressing, buttering and popping off of park lips and the blunt-tipped, true twin shape with traditional camber and a lightweight, Fresh Deck topsheet make it the ultimate package when shopping for a new ride this winter.
As the name might hint at, the DC Tucknee takes inspiration from the 90s-era snowboard scene where tweaking one's grab was the ultimate sign of radical. DC created a boot that focuses on this aspect by utilizing an asym lacing system that favors medial flexion in order to give the rider the option of maximum tweakage while in the air or on the ground, meaning that while you can tweak your airs, you can also lay into your carves, all without sacrificing an ounce of lateral support.
The DC ASAP Anorak is a sharp-looking coat in terms of colorways, harkening to an era of snowboarding where color-blocking was king but the details are what truly make this coat one-of-a-kind. With 10K waterproofing, there's no denying that you'll be dry all day long and with DC's Transitors packable technology for riders on the go, it packs down to a minimal size, which is great for stuffing into a backpack on a plane or using as an impromptu pillow on an airport floor. It's made of 100% polyester dobby with 100% polyester ripstop panels with a taffeta lining on the inside and this pullover-style coat has critically taped seams, which when it comes to winterwear, is…uh, critical. Check this jacket out at your local shop ASAP.
Drawing inspiration from one of snowboarding's most infamous off-piste destinations—Mt. Shuksan, Washington—DC has designed a boot that is centered around performance and comfort. The lacing system is based upon an exclusive BOA system that is designed after DC's iconic ghillie skate shoe lacing and the Shuksan has intricately and deliberately placed Carbitex, which increases responsiveness and maximized stability within the boot while keeping the whole unit lightweight. Plainly put, the Shuksan is a product that we recommend you arm yourself with this winter.