Board: Yes 20/20
Camber Option: 3D Powderhull. Flat to rocker in the tips.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 177lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Sunny blue skies, a few inches over night, and firm fast snow.
Flex: A little softer in the tips and stiffer underfoot and throughout the center. There’s an OK amount of torsional give but it’s not overly abundant. Over all it’s size makes it’s playful while it’s flex pattern compensates for it’s proportions.
Stability: This board is relatively stable. You notice a bit of instability when charging through really tight chopped up moguls, but in wide open conditions it’s perfectly fine.
Ollies: This board has pop, but you want to make sure when you initiate it to be flat based as if you’re on edge or slightly weighted more on your heel or toe it can slip out due to the Powder Hull. When boosting off rollers and side hits this thing is 100% at home.
Pop On Jumps: I wouldn’t spend all day hitting jumps in the park on it, but if you’re cutting through while hunting powder on the mountain you’ll be fine. Just make sure to stay flat based.
Butterability: Having such a wide surface area is great for pressing around on the ground. This board was a blast for spinning a frontside 180 into a butter and swiveling around. Doing high speed skid wheels was a blast.
Jibbing: While doable, I wouldn’t recommend it as the Powder Hull is very interesting to try and lock into a rail on.
Carving: This board can rail a turn, I mean really rail a turn. You don’t have to worry about edge catch as it has the width of a Cadillac Eldorado. Short quick turns are a breeze, but giving it a long drawn out one is where the fun is at.
Rider in Mind: The powder freestyle guy that’s riding more trees than wide open blower pow and wants something they can play around on.
Personal Thoughts: I wasn’t a fan of this board last year. Partially because I think the heavy wet snow sucked for the Powder Hull to do what it is intended to do. In lighter snow it really excelled. This board reminds me of riding a skateboard, by that I mean it’s design lets you set up quickly and execute quick tricks with ease but still surf/carve around.
Check out the past reviews of the 2016 Yes 20/20.
Comparable Boards: Marhar Lumberjack, Ride Warpig, K2 Party Platter
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This board was loaned to us for review by Yes. Snowboards marketing department.