Board: Signal Yup
Camber Option: Traditional Camber
Bindings: K2 Lien AT
Stance: 21.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 188lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Overcast skies, a few inches of fresh, chunder underneath, some wind, and medium to low visibility.
Flex: Sitting right around a middle of the road flex is where you’ll find this board. It’s playful yet snappy. As it is directional you do get the typical softer in the nose stiffer in the tail flex pattern. There is an abundance of torsional give.
Stability: While it is a middle of the road flex I did find that it was very stable in varying terrain. The only time I noticed any chatter was in the very tip and even that didn’t resonate back through the board towards the front binding track.
Ollies/Pop: There is a ton of snap in this board. It is very easy to load up and pop with while not being so soft that you overwhelm the board. Rollers, side hits, and even park jumps are a breeze with this deck.
Butterability: The board wants to rebound a little when you press into it on the snow. This is nice as you have snap, but aren’t over flexing the board.
Carving: The board rolls on edge with ease. The sidecut is deep enough to rail a hard turn when you need to, but still mellow enough for short radius quick turns. Overall it’s a deck you can just push through a turn whether that’s deep and low or long and mellow.
Rider in Mind: The guy that’s going to rip a turn, slash some pow, and jump off a feature or three.
Personal Thoughts: The whole time I was riding this it reminded me of riding the Burton Branch Manager, which is a great thing. It’s a board that you can surf the mountain with and still charge when need to. Much like the product description it does just that. Signal is on to something with this board and I think if you’re looking for a board you can rip a tight tree line with or just make some mellow turns this could be it.
Comparable Boards: Burton Working Stiff, DC Supernatant, Smokin Jetson
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