I figured that the DC boards would be stiff and hard to initiate turns on for some reason and thought after I got this thing I could complain about how they need to stick to making shoes and putting stickers on racecars. Actually the opposite is true. This is now my #1 pow board. It has a great blend of backcountry stiffness while retaining a park playfulness I wasn't expecting it to have. Definately not a park noodle, but thats the beauty of it. If you are looking for a playful pow board or are a true all mountain rider this is DEFINATELY a great choice.
The base is not as fast as some other boards I have, but I imagine it will take tree and rock beatings like my ultra sintered park boards will not. I love the pop in this board. It has an initial spring like resistance, but as soon as you give it a little energy behind your ollie the board folds right in half ready to obey.
Soft enough to jib, stiff enough to take big booters and powdery tree lines, this is my favorite cambered board to date.