Board: Yes Jackpot
Camber Option: Camrocker. Camber through the middle and underfoot to 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 bluebird skies, warm spring temps, and snow that was firm and fast.
Flex: The Jackpot has the flex of a board you’ve ridden a million times. You strap in, you bounce from nose to tail a few times, and then you just proceed to go make the mountain your own. The tips are playful and responsive yet not so soft that they buckle under weight. Under foot is definitely the stiffest part of the board while the dead center has a bit more flex. The torsional give matches the flex of the tips which adds to the overall middle of the road feel this board has.
Stability: This board has some girth to it which helps aid it in being overly stable. Riding through chunder, push mounds, and firm corduroy there was minimal chatter. Over all this board is lively yet super stable.
Ollies: With certain Camrockers it feels like you’re just riding traditional camber, this is not one of those boards. Load up the camber and it will snap the rocker zone so you can pop.
Pop On Jumps: This board is at home on jumps and it sucks up transitions and pops off lips with ease.
Butterability: The rocker in the tips is playful to a point. The camber zone gives snap so when you are leveraging your body over the tips you have to be prepared for the snap. Medium to high speed buttering is your friend with this deck.
Jibbing: The rocker zone locks in perfectly to presses in the tips and has that responsive snap you want to pop out of your trick. The camber between the feet is great for board slides and lets the board hug the rail or box perfectly.
Carving: Weight the camber zone up and center flex the board to drive it through a carve with ease. Short quick turns all the way to tight aggressive carves are great on this board. The wider profile allows for more leverage underfoot and you can really crank a tight Euro-carve with this deck.
Rider in Mind: The rider looking for stability from a slightly wider profile, but not the sacrifice of a tighter profile. They will venture from the park to the peaks hitting everything in front of them.
Personal Thoughts: I thought right from the start that this board would be a one trick pony jib/park board. The redesigned Jackpot is not that, it’s a far more versatile board that can do it all. The Camrocker profile is snappy yet playful where it needs to be. This board allows you to demand performance when you want it but mellow for those times you’re not as on point.
Comparable Boards: K2 Bottle Rocket, Rome Gangplank, Marhar Regent
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This board was loaned to us for review by Yes Snowboards marketing department.
*Disclaimer this board did not change for 2017 so we carried the 2016 review over.