Board: Yes. Great Dudes
Camber Option: Camrocker. Camber under foot and rocker in the tips.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 22.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 T1 DB Size 10
My Weight: 170lbs
Conditions: Sunny blue skies with a few clouds, warmer spring temps, snow that went from mashed potatoes to firm and fast.
Flex: They claim this board is on the stiffer side of a twin, it’s not. It’s a middle of the road park flex. Playful yet snappy in the tips, stable under foot, and a bit of give in the middle. The torsional give matches the lateral give.
Stability: This board much like many others is stable to a point. In giant push mounds as well as in moguls and ruts it didn’t buck me or feel like it was going to wash out. You can feel a bit of the vibrations underfoot but nothing so much that it fatigues you.
Ollies: This board has serious snap. You want to ollie a four foot high slow sign? Go for it. That kid fall in front of you? Boost city. The camber zone lets you load the board up while the rocker zone helps give it a skate styled snap.
Pop On Jumps: This board is at home on jumps whether small or large. You can hit every varying sized one and not worry. The snap of this board only accentuates what the pop of a lip can do for you.
Butterability: The tips lock in really well to presses due to the rocker, but the camber gives the snap you want out. Get sideways, get weird, spin and swivel all you want. This board can do it with ease.
Jibbing: Some might struggle with slow speed jibbing because you do have to put a bit of effort into the board. Other than that the board locks into presses and slides with ease and has you wanted to do more.
Carving: It’s an asymmetrical board so of course it’s designed to carve. If you want to rip turns this is the stick for you. Lock into the carve whether toeside or heelside and don’t sweat the outcome. Short quick turns to tight radius Euro-carves are where this board is at home.
Rider in Mind: The all mountain do it all guy that wants an asym so they can carve on their heel edge like they do on their toe.
Personal Thoughts: This board never disappoints. It’s always a fun board to ride. Getting on it is like getting on a board you’ve been riding forever. You know it’s nuances and how it’s going to drive through a carve or pop off a roller. In my opinion this is the best board in the YES. lineup.
Comparable Board: Smokin Awesymmetrical
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This board was loaned to us for snowboard review by Yes Snowboards marketing department.