Board: Yes. Typo
Camber Option: Camrocker. Camber under foot and 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 either firm and fast or lumpy and like mashed potatoes.
Flex: This board has a unique flex pattern. There’s a hinge flex point right at the rocker to camber zone. It’s at this flex point that you find the most flex in the whole board. Otherwise the board has a true middle of the road all mountain freestyle flex that is consistent from time to tail. The torsional flex matches this lateral flex making it quick and easy to twist the board.
Stability: While not the most damp board on the market it does have enough stability to charge from the peaks to the groomers with ease. Would you want to charge through a rutted out death mogul field? No, but if you did you wouldn’t be bucked right away.
Ollies: Having a camrocker that has a hinged flex point is what gives this board its snap. You load up the camber zone and as you go to un-weight it, the flex of this hinge snaps down initiating the spring of the board. Small to large ollies came with ease making for a board that is ready to send rollers, side hits, and cliffs.
Pop On Jumps: Feel like spending a day in the park hitting all types of jump sizes? This board has you covered. Much like ollieing this board can either let the lip do the work, or you can do the work. If you choose to do the work be prepared to boost further than normal.
Butterability: That hinged flex point makes this board fun and playful. You can get sideways and really press into the snow with ease. The Underbite 101 shape of this board adds to this decks ability to butter and having less surface area in the tips and more under foot and through the middle helps with its playfulness.
Jibbing: It doesn’t matter if you’re going slow or fast, this board wants to jib. It’s got a flex pattern that locks in perfectly for presses and camber in the middle which does the same for board slides.
Carving: Ripping turns on this board is fun. It sets up short quick turns with ease and lets you lock in for long drawn out ones without washing out. If you feel the need to get low and lay a trench, go for it and know this board won’t wash out. The camber zone lets you lock in while the rocker in the tips makes it easy to push the board through a carve.
Rider in Mind: The all mountain freestylist that doesn’t care that the board has a 5mm setback.
Personal Thoughts: This board blew me away with its versatility. Whether I was popping off rollers or sliding rails it just felt at home. The flex pattern is unique to it and is what truly adds to its diverse nature. The Underbite 101 profile is another unique tech feature that makes this board stand out.
Comparable Boards: Jones Mountain Twin, Capita Mercury, Interior Plain Project Honalee
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This snowboard was loaned to us for review by Yes Snowboards marketing department.
*Disclaimer this board did not change for 2018 so we carried the 2017 review over.