Decathlon Dreamscape 2022 Snowboard Review
|Riding Style||All Mountain|
|Riding Level||Beginner - Intermediate|
|Fits Boot size (US)||8-10|
|Camber Profile||Continuous Rocker|
|Approx. Weight||Feels Normal|
|On Snow Feel|
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Decathlon Dreamscape 2022 Review by The Good Ride
Turn Ons/Swipe Right: Super forgiving, Good Float in powder. Great for the price.
Turn Offs/Swipe Left: Not an ideal board for turning.
The Decathlon Dreamscape Snowboard isn’t a good board for those that live to turn but it is an affordable, forgiving, easy floating ride.
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Decathlon Dreamscape Review- How it rides and who it is for
How This Review Happened:
We borrowed this for an extended demo and will sent it back.
Conditions: Mostly spring conditions
Riders: James (Size 9, 5’10” 185-190lbs)
Boots: Burton Kendo, Decathlon Dreamscape Endzone Boot
Insoles: F.I.T. Gamechangers, F.I.T. Gameghangers LP,
Bindings: Union Atlas
Jacket: Burton AK Gore-Tex Pro 3L Tusk Jacket, Volcom TDF Infuse 3L Gore-Tex Jacket, Burton Banshee Gore-Tex Jacket
Pant: Burton AK Gore-Tex Pro 3L Hover Pant, Burton AK Gore-Tex 2L Swash Pant, Burton Gore-Tex Ballast Pant
Helmet: Smith Maze
Goggle: Smith 4D Mag
Gloves: Burton AK Clutch Glove, Burton AK Tech Leather Glove, Burton AK Tech Glove
Similar Boards (but not the same): Korua Otto, Lib Tech Terrain Wrecker, Capita Mercury,YES NSB, Endeavor Pioneer, Jones Mountain Twin, Endeavor Ranger, K2 Manifest, Yes Typo, Jones Frontier, Ride Algorythm, Ride Wild Life,
Set-Up: 21.5” Wide. 15 front/-15 back.
The Decathlon Dreamscape is not super light but not super heavy either. Right in the middle for a 156. (We don’t put in the exact weight because with wood cores there is no consistency in a boards weight)
The Decathlon Dreamscape is pretty good for my size 9 boots but it runs on the older more traditional width for its length so I would keep it closer to size 9. The weight for me at around 185-190lbs was a little too much. Here are some ideal US boot sizes for these boards. You can of course go bigger or smaller but these work best for not turning the board slower than it should be and not having the dreaded Toe & Heel Drag.
Shape/Camber/On Snow Feel/Ability Level
The Decathlon Dreamscape is a directional twin with a little set back on board. It can ride centered really well but can also have a little bit of a set back feel but not too much.
They call this flat to rocker but when you lay it down on the table it has a very continuous rocker look to it. It also has that same feel on snow as continuous rocker. It is very loose and auto spiny. So if there is some flat between the feet it is soo mellow and short that it isn’t stable. This isn’t ideal for one footing off the chair or flat basing but it is very easy to skid a turn. It has more of a park feel to it but directional float which isn’t bad. Especially for those that want an easy/forgiving ride.
The Decathlon Dreamscape is very soft. It feels medium soft on a flex inside but on snow it is super easy to butter. For me it was too easy and I buttered onto my ass twice in a row it was just soo easy. You can get this to pop pretty well from between the feet if you engage the almost full rocker underfoot. It’s really easy that way. It doesn’t snap super hard into the air but it does really well for a lower cost ride.
The Decathlon Dreamscape is not for bombing and it sits below most boards when it comes to competent mountain speed. The base glide is good for this price point. The lows are not as low but you won’t get that easy glide that you do from better bases.
So at slow speeds the Decathlon Dreamscape is great. It doesn’t buck and bounce too much in messy snow but it is not advisable to try to hammer over uneven snow either.
Competent edge hold for all but really hard to icy snow.
The Decathlon Dreamscape is a very easy board to initiate a turn. It doesn’t matter if you skid a turn or can turn properly this will be easy to initiate.
When it comes to laying out a proper turn the Decathlon Dreamscape is lacking but that isn’t really what this is made for. It is more for skidding a turn and having an easy time doing it. As you get better at turning there are other boards you can get.
So at a 21.25” stance width when set all the way back you can get 1.625” back from center of board. That isn’t bad for a directional twin. Then you throw in all this rocker and you have pretty good directional float. This will make life much better for a beginner/intermediate who wants to have a better time in powder.
Not perfect but the Decathlon Dreamscape is very doable riding either way. If you plan to ride park this is a great choice. It can jib and handle small jumps very well.
So the Decathlon Dreamscape isn’t a great long term solution it is a great board for those that don’t want to spend a lot when they are learning and want a very forgiving ride. For this price it is a great board.
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