Board: Yes Ghost
Camber Option: Modern Camber. Camber 2.0
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 195lbs
Resort: Copper Mountain
Conditions: Sunny blue skies, moderate wind, warmer temps, and snow that was a mix of fresh corduroy to packed around mashed potatoes.
Flex: This board comes in somewhere around a middle of the road all mountain flex. You have play out in the tips and then it stiffens up under foot and through the middle. There’s torsional flex but not enough to cause you to twist it and over steer.
Stability: This isn’t the most stable board I’ve been on. You feel a lot of chatter under foot and the board seems to get bucked around in more rutted out terrain. When riding in the park you feel everything when you land a jump or come off a rail.
Ollies: There’s pop, but not enough to make you scream, “yay this is awesome” and not enough to say this board is a pile of suck. It gets the job done, but takes more work than you would think.
Pop On Jumps: I found that letting the lip throw me was far better than trying to snap off it with this board. It just required more effort than it should.
Butterability: You really have to get your weight out on the tips to get this board to butter. When you do that it still wants to fight you and let you know there’s rebound out of it. It’s not the easiest board to butter and play around with.
Jibbing: All day I kept trying to get this to lock into nose and tail presses and it would just snap me right out of them. It didn’t matter how much weight and muscle I put into it, it was just not letting me. Getting sideways the board hugs the feature but it’s not anything spectacular.
Carving: Long drawn out carves are where this board is at home. Tight quick technical ones it felt a bit sluggish and didn’t fully engage. Deep hard carves took a ton of effort and even then you would hit the proverbial wall and not be able to lean it over any further.
Rider in Mind: Tadashi Fuse and Derek Livingston. This is a midwide board for someone that wants camber 2.0 and to have to work for it all over the mountain.
Personal Thoughts: Ugh. This thing was not fun. It was a chore to ride and took more effort than it should have. I was highly disappointed. It got the job done, but it wasn’t anything special.