2013 Yes Jackpot Used and Reviewed

Since it’s inception Yes has made big mountain or all mountain freestyle boards. Now for 2013 they plan on entering the jib game with the Jackpot, one of the softest park decks I’ve been on in a long time. Comparing it to boards like the Arbor Draft, Rome Artifact, and K2 WWW seems appropriate.

Board: Yes Jackpot

Size: 152

Camber Option: Twin camrock. Minimal camber into rocker

Bindings: Raiden Phantoms

Stance: 22.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy

Boots: K2 UFO Size 10

My Weight: 165

Resort: Breckenridge

Conditions: Super warm spring time slop and slush. Blue skies for days and positive park vibes.

Flex: It’s soft like buttery soft. Think back to when the Artifact and WWW first hit the scene this board is right up there with those. Just a smooth consistently soft flex.

Stability: Throw that out the window this board flexes with every contour in the snow.

Ollies: The tips are so soft they mush out if you press too hard trying to preload the camrocker. There’s some snap but not enough to rave about.

Pop On Jumps: I’ll be honest this was the first board I was scared to hit a jump with in a long time. I didn’t hit anything other than a few side hit poppers and the lips to rails. Even then it’s just like ollieing there wasn’t much life and pop.

Butterability: Oh now this board spreads buttery love juice all over the slopes. You can press into it hard and just spin around in circles and let it do its thing.

Jibbing: The sweet spot is very minimal if you don’t lock into it you’ll find yourself going over the handle bars or into the back seat. This is due to the insanely soft flex. It’s a real rail kid dream.

Carving: Short tight turns with a lot of center flex consistently washed out. While long drawn out ones were more akin to staying locked in.

Rider in Mind: Jib kid that’s skating the whole mountain and not hitting jumps.

Personal Thoughts: I swear to god this board is a flat camber it just looks and rides that way. This is by far the softest board I’ve been on in a long time. Going over the handle bars on a stock warm up nose press is not exactly something I like doing and that happened on more than one occasion with this board. Over all for a jibber it’s great for someone like me that needs a slightly stiffer flex it wasn’t that great.

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  1. As you could probably imagine I had a blast on this board. Superfun at Brighton but not for the big jump line at PC. I’m not too into the hybrid camber stuff but this
    wasn’t too bad.

  2. Frank says:

    That’s a nice review man!

    Did You come across the 2011-2012 version of this board?

  3. Frank says:

    I’m at the budget temporary and I’m looking for the jib/park board with significant amount of pop and hybrid camber. My flat rocker Death Label Mad Max is totally dead popwise… Found last year’s jackpot for about 150$! but not sure if it isn’t to soft!

  4. You trying to stay around 150 bucks for your price range? I felt it was overly soft at 165lbs for jibbing.

  5. Frank says:

    I’m not trying to stay on this price level – it’s a bargain. The board is an exposition model – small scratches, etc. Like a 2nd quality thing regarding the looks but technically flawless. I weight 147-150lbs. Do You think that this board will handle some small to medium jumps for me?

  6. Depends on how good at jumping you are and what is your definition of medium jumps.

  7. YES. snowboarder says:

    ive just purchased this board and im pretty picky about snowboards and this is an AWESOME snowboard it is pretty much great for everything but for some jumps its a little difficult for.

  8. Current Searcher says:

    Did you ride the demo or production model for this review?

  9. Pretty sure it was production.

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  11. kelvin chung says:

    So would you consider this a decent board for icy condition? and is it a good board for higher speed?

  12. Did you not read the review chief? Go back and redo that.

  13. Btown boarder says:

    I was looking in to this board and I thought good things untill I read this so would it be fair to say that their spec saying this board is mid flex false and the grip even with that “tragna maction” sucks

  14. This is a 2 year old review the board definitely changed for 2014.

  15. Btown boarder says:

    Well I found last years model for a good price the one that won the good wood and I thought that was the one u tested if I’m wrong my bad

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