Board: Yes Greats
Camber Option: Camrock 2-4-2. A cam rocker with more camber than rocker.
Bindings: Rome Black Label
Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 200lbs
Resort: Copper Mountain
Conditions: Sunny bluebird skies, a little wind, cooler temps, chunder snow, heavy hot pow, light pow, firm fast corduroy, and a little ice in the shade.
Flex: This has your standard middle of the road all mountain freestyle flex that makes it highly predictable. The tips are playful but still retain rebound, the center section of the board is slightly stiffer making it a tad more powerful and reactive, and then you have the torsional flex that is noticeable but not over powering.
Stability: This board is moderately stable through the inserts. Big ruts and jarring hits will be felt. The tips get some chatter at speed but the core does a great job of dissipating that energy before it hits the front of the insert packs so while you do feel something it’s not overwhelming.
Ollies: The camber profile is relatively easy to load up and is a bit reactive. This helps with it getting snap only coupled by the rocker in the tips being able to snap easier. So load it up, have a little speed, and you will be able to boost.
Pop On Jumps: This decks at home on lips and transitions. I never noticed any issue with it popping or not popping. It honestly felt like older versions of the board compared to the last time I rode it which was nice as it was able to pop well and get you up in the air.
Butterability: The rocker in the tips is nice for really pressing into the snow on this board. It gives you an optimal platform that just locks in and feels secure but retains that snap of the camber section. There is a little fight from the camber but it’s not overwhelming.
Jibbing: What’s nice is this board locks into presses and has that snap to pop out of the end of the feature. You don’t have to be aggressive with this board to get it to press but a little muscle does go a long way. Getting sideways you feel the camber section hug the feature but it doesn’t clap out or over power the board it’s the perfect blend of flex to make a boardslide feel good.
Carving: This board rolls from edge to edge with a subtle nimbleness that feels like autopilot. It’s a deck that lets you carve hard when you need to be but be laid back when you want to. The initiation is easy and starts outside the insert pack at the end of the camber but steers right where the Asymmetrical Midbite takes over. You feel that grip and it stays locked in for the most part, there’s a little edge slip on straight ice but that was maybe 1 out of every couple hundred turns I did. Short quick set up turns to deep laid out Euro-carves are not a problem with this board.
Rider in Mind: Asymmetrical all mountain freestyle rider.
Personal Thoughts: The last time I rode this board I wasn’t that stoked on that. Seems there’s been a slight tweak to the core and they worked out how the Asymmetrical Midbite should engage. This makes the board a better ride overall and it goes back to how previous versions have felt. I like the fact this board has power where you need it but a good balance of flex where you want it making it more versatile.
Comparable Boards: Ride Benchwarmer, Capita Asymulator, Gnu Riders Choice C3
Binding Recommendations: Bent Metal Transfer, K2 Formula, Nitro Team