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Yes PowInc. 2019-2020 Kids’ Snowboard Review

Can anyone keep up with the groms these days? They progress faster, push themselves harder and rip better than us and they do it all with a big old smile on their faces. With the great leaps they keep making, it was only a matter of time before companies started making boards that could keep up with them.

Last season saw the Yes PowInc step into the limelight and for powder hungry groms it was the shining ray of light they’d been searching for.

“Based around the same DNA as the iconic Yes 420, the PowInc relies on width rather than length to give you that supreme float”

Based around the same DNA as the iconic Yes 420, the PowInc relies on width rather than length to give you that supreme float. A sharp, rockered, nose keeps the front of the board skimming over the top of the snow, and the short, stubby tail keeps the back foot free for slashing turns and pumping roosters.

Not quite as high spec as its parent board, the easy repair base will be a blessing when your kid encounters a late season barely buried rock that decides to take a gouge out of the bottom. The poplar core keeps the board predictable and stable, with a consistent flex.

A softer flex pattern keeps it easier to control for those little legs, and makes for an easy going, more forgiving ride that boosts confidence through the roof. If your little Mini-Me is itching to get out in the bowls and tree runs, then this is definitely a board that will facilitate the switch from piste to pow. However, if you’re after a more all-mountain option, check out the YES FunInc here…

Tester’s Verdict

Whitelines Grom Team

*As the board remains unchanged, we’ve used our 2018/19 Grom Team Verdict*

Lightning

“This is the best board I’ve ever ridden. I rode powder, piste and park in the same day and it was all brilliant. I did back flips, the biggest cliff I’ve ever done, a really nice 180 and some boxes and it was brilliant. It also did wheelies, which I loved. It is a powder board that can do everything.”

Ella

“I really enjoyed this board, it was really light and playful, but at 125cm it was quite short for me and felt a little bit scary sometimes when I was going fast.”

Dad’s Comments

“For the right rider, this board was nothing short of incredible. Ella was a little too big so struggled with it, but for Lightning it was the perfect size. His usual board is a 130cm, but stepping down to a 125cm with float lifted his confidence with every run.

If there is such a thing as a quiver killer for kids, this is it; it can slay powder, piste and park, so is ideal. It actually became very difficult to get Lightning to test other boards, as he only wanted to ride this.”

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