- Sizes: 154
- Flex: 7
- Profile: Flat
- Shape: Directional
- Price: £615 / €699
There have been many memorable boards to come out of YES’ ten years (and counting) in the business, but none more so than the YES 420. After perfecting the concave-base design with the YES 20/20, it made sense to see how it would fare on the brand’s orifinal short ‘n’ stubby offering.
THe YES 420 PowderHull isn’t quite as squashed as the 420; it’s longer and thinner, although not by much. The base’s surface area is comparable to a more conventional choice, which means plenty of float in powder, and the unique shaping of the nose and tail makes it even easier to stay on top of things.
“Its best environment is the trees, were you can pick out a line that a longer board would have no chance negotiating”
As long as you don’t expect to be nipping from edge to edge like a hard-booted racer, you’ll be amazed with how the YES 420 handles. Its best environment is the trees, were you can pick out a line that a longer board would have no chance negotiating.
While the twin-shaped YES 20/20, is more suited to freestyle, it’s still an option with the 420 PH. The mostly-flat base isn’t the poppiest, but the lightweight core is easy to get airborne.
A one-board quiver it ain’t, but the YES 420 PowderHull is a unique take on one of snowboarding’s most popular recent trends. If you’re expecting a lot of pow days this year, take a closer look.