Board: Yes PYL UnInc. DCP
Camber Option: Camrock 1-4-1. A mellow rocker with a more pronounced camber.
Bindings: Rome Black Label
Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 200lbs
Resort: Copper Mountain
Conditions: Gray skies with high visibility, snow falling, chop, chunder, left over pow, frozen groomers, and just about a mix of every condition you can think of.
Flex: This board comes in with a stiffer freeride flex throughout it. You’ll notice it’s stiffer than the regular PYL. What you get is a tiny bit more flex in the nose then it stiffens up to through the center to the tail where there’s a little play way out there. The torsional flex is there but not overly noticeable.
Stability: This board is super stable. It just plows through chop and chunder with ease. When charging on a groomer you get a little chatter underfoot but it’s nothing to worry about. Overall this board is smooth and stable with a little bit of liveliness to keep it playful.
Ollies: When you load the camber section up and believe me you will have to load it up it engages the main area of rebound and as you roll back on the tail it springs off it with immense power. This is a board you can be slightly laid back when popping a sidehit or cat track, but you still have a precision if you want it.
Butterability: Man this thing was rough and took a lot of work. I found myself just man handling this board and putting everything I had into it to do nose butters. Doing high speed wheelies was where it was at with this board.
Carving: So here’s something I noticed after riding the regular PYL. This board steers better and has more power in the edge. It just grips and holds on. There’s a slower edge to edge power transmission but it has more power which lets you just rail a carve with ease. With it being slightly stiffer than the regular version it also has more power out of a carve when you load the camber section up. One thing I didn’t notice was it kicking out on carves due to the Tapered Underbite not fully engaging, it just felt far more secure. If you can carve then let it rip.
Rider in Mind: The powerful pow chasing freeride guy.
Personal Thoughts: I liked this version far more than the regular PYL. It just had more power, a more stable ride, and gripped on edge better. The Tapered Underbite just works so much better on this model compared to the other version.
Comparable Boards: Academy Masters, Ride Berzerker, Capita Kazu
Binding Recommendations: Now Select Pro, Ride A-9, Union Atlas Pro