- Price: £419 / $479
- Category: Park/Jib
- Ability Level: Intermediate, Advanced
- Size: 152, 154, 156, 158
- Flex: 7/10
- Shape: True Twin
- Profile: Camber
- Base: Sintered
- BUY DIRECT FROM YES
The hugely popular Jackpot is back for another lap of the park with an updated camber profile primed for the needs of modern-day freestyle riders. This one’s pushing you to go all in, double or quits. Best of all, it ain’t bluffing either. This is a true freestyle powerhouse.
The big change comes from swapping out the former CamRock profile to a fully positive camber for 2020-21. This works well with more precisive, confident riding style and is what really differentiates it from the brand new Dicey snowboard. It’s less forgiving, for sure, but the payout is bigger pops, solid landings and an altogether more powerful ride.
“The big change comes from swapping out the former CamRock profile to a fully positive camber”
The Jackpot was the genesis of the MidBite technology that YES. have now utilized across their true twin snowboard range. Pulling the edge in between the feet it narrows the waist width, whilst keeping volume and surface area in the nose and tail. In Lehman’s terms, this means riders have the best of both worlds: a confidence-building stable base underfoot for stomping landings, without comprising on precision edge control and quick, accurate turns.
Introduced in last year’s model and a sign of how well it was first received is the sharper transition and blend zones between the contact points and the nose and tail profiles. By flattening and drawing out the kicktail, the very ends of the snowboard become much more solid for pressing and buttering on but also offer some added stability if you land a little heavy on the front of back foot off the jumps.
“If you’re tired of rolling the dice on every jump or hoping that luck of the draw will see you land safely back on your feet, the Jackpot might be the kicker card that stacks the odds in your favour”
While the Jackpot may not be the safest bet in the powder, it’s still a pretty reliable workhorse around the rest of the resort should the park close for the day. The Sintered True base and responsive wood core sandwiched between triax fiberglass laminates make the Jackpot not only pretty rapid, but pretty stable at those speeds, too.
If you’re tired of rolling the dice on every jump or hoping that luck of the draw will see you land safely back on your feet, the Jackpot might be the kicker card that stacks the odds in your favour. For those looking for a slightly less aggressive entrance into the park scene, the Dicey may be a better bet.