Snowboard Iskola

Board: Yes PYL

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Size: 159

Camber Option: Camrock 1-4-2. Directional camrocker.

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 at times, cold temps, dust on top of crust, left over pow, firm fast groomers, and ice.

Flex: This boards on the stiffer side that’s for sure. I wouldn’t put it all the way over in death plank land but it’s a solid freeride board flex. You get a little bit of flex in the nose that stiffens up midway back to the front insert pack then it progressively gets stiffer as you go to the tail. The torsional flex is minimal but you notice that it’s there which is nice.

Stability: When we talk about stability there’s a few things to take into account. How the tips flap at speed and reverberate back underfoot, how it survives pushing through chunder, and how it sets down when you pop off something. With this board you get a little bit of chatter in the tip and slightly feel it under foot. When you get into really choppy terrain you feel it in the camber section but it still plows through everything, and when you set it down from a hard drop it lets you know your back hates you but it doesn’t wash out. In total it’s stable to a point but you’ll feel it at the end of the day. So live in the moment people and pay for it later, it’s what your parents did for you!

Ollies/Pop: The camber section in the profile is a bit more rigid so you really feel it when you load it. When you roll back on the tail there’s an immediate spring that just gives you boost. It’s weird because this board doesn’t come across as an overly snappy board but when you power load the camber section it wants to boost and you can launch it.

Butterability: The flex of the board takes a bit of effort to butter it and you end up muscling it most of the time. The nose presses a little easier than the tail so when you do a pow butter you can feel it lock in but it still wants to rebound. The tail you’re basically pushing into it as hard as possible and hoping for the best.

Carving: This board can turn but when you crank a carve you find its limitations real quick. We have to talk about the Tapered Underbite and the reference stance. This board has a giant reference stance and if you’re inside the front foots first part of the Underbite it doesn’t grip as well. I found it slipping out on ice and firmer snow more than once. I would be on edge and go to lay it over and it would skid out. Now when I was driving a carve on the back foot it would lock in and stay locked in because my rear binding was right over the rear contact point. Short tight carves it was fine with and doing long drawn out carves.

Rider in Mind: Pow chasing freeride guy.

Personal Thoughts: I wasn’t overly impressed with this board except for the snap I could get off the tail. It’s a snowboard and it’s there and does snowboard things. I will say it was weird how the edge wouldn’t lock in due to the front contact point was just outside the front binding.

Comparable Boards:
Burton Hometown Hero:
Rome Ravine Select:
Jones Flagship:

Binding Recommendations:
Now Select Pro:
Burton Cartel:
Rome DOD: