BEST FOR: Freestyle riders who like to jib on natural terrain.
THE TEST: We expected the DBX—built for urban-freestyle rider Dan Brisse—to be a flexy noodle made mostly for hitting, say, city staircases. No way, said testers. This directional twin-tip ripped all over the mountain. Whether riding snow-filled glades, cruising groomers, hitting boxes, or launching off backcountry kickers, the DBX was a dream. In fact, the rocker in the nose and tail, extending from traditional camber between the feet, inspired testers to do nose presses and ollies.
THE VERDICT: Ride it on rails or rip it down the fall line, the DBX is a quiver killer for snowboarders always looking for their next air.