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DC Flex rated to high?

Okay so I picked up 2 boards on sale last weekend. never sumer evo 4.0 and dc ply (both 2014 models). The Evo is rated 3.5 Flex, and the DC Ply is rated 6.
My questions is: The flex does not feel like a 6 on the Ply, more like a 4 (4.5 tops). I have heard DC rates flexes why too high? Is this correct
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What does a six feel like? What does a 3.5 feel like? Imaginary unquantifiable numbers are so scary.


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I feel like a Ply on the neversummer Flex scale would be a 4
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And what does that even mean? There is no universal flex rating. It's an imaginary unquantifiable number thrown into marketing to make people believe that it means something. A 7 to you could be a 3 to me.

Bigger questions to ask. 1. Is the board fun? 2. Does it suit my needs? 3. Am I having fun? 4. Why am I over analyzing this? 5. I'm going to shut up and ride now?


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I feel like a Ply on the neversummer Flex scale would be a 4
I think what burton avenger is so gently trying to suggest and you have identified yourself above, is each company has a different "scale" for flex. Therefore DC do not rate their flex too high as it is their own scale amongst their own boards and as far as I am aware (note the disclaimer) is not measured against any scientific or objective material facts or tests, just the "feel" of it.

So best way to test "flex" of a board ie soft and playful or hard charging is to try one out by riding it. Do you have a concern related to the boards performance?
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From my experience, some brands will differ in the way the rate their boards. Most go from 1-10, 1 being softest and 10 being the stiffest. But others go from 1-10, 1 being the stiffest and 10 being the softest.
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Okay so I picked up 2 boards on sale last weekend. never sumer evo 4.0 and dc ply (both 2014 models). The Evo is rated 3.5 Flex, and the DC Ply is rated 6.
My questions is: The flex does not feel like a 6 on the Ply, more like a 4 (4.5 tops). I have heard DC rates flexes why too high? Is this correct
Better question yet, where did you get them and how much?
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haha I picked them up at the boardroom in vancouver. they were the last models they had left $250 for the ply and 350 for evo. I thought it was a steal!
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I have a DC mega 159 rated 7 on stiffness and I'd say that's about right, I wanted something softer and would have been sold on the Ply if not for the extruded base.
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yeah except the flex is often not uniform from nose to tail. the only thing flex ratings are good for is comparing boards of the same brand i.e. if you like a board but would want it slightly softer/stiffer. and even then.
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