YES caused a paradigm shift with the 20/20 Powderhull. A complex bottom contour that quite literally made a true twin outline float as well as a directional board. This launch opened up a world of possibility in powder to freestyle riders not wanting to leave the symmetrical balance of their twins. By applying Powderhull to a narrower, slightly longer version of the 420, YES created a board that is more reactive, livelier and more floaty that you ever thought possible. If you can afford to dedicate yourself to the search for powder - whether by airline, cat, heli, or a decadent combination of all three - you can’t afford not to get one of these under your feet.
This board is for freeride snowboarders that are hungry to try out some innovative technology. If the Backcountry is your home area and the Heli already booked, just say YES to this phenomenal high tech board.
The Directional shape ensures that you can spray out the powder in the steep, without the risk to get stuck in it. A slight taper helps keep the nose up without losing the tail’s ability to hold in hard-pack. Stance is only slightly set back from the centre of the effective edge because the difference in nose and tail shovel keeps you from going over the nose. The radial sidecut develops a safe and fun ride without catching the edges accidentally. Therefore, you are always the captain on this powder-boat.
The 3D Powderhull is a combination of two rocker profiles that start at the inserts and create a pronounced base concave in the nose and tail. This concave acts differently as the leading than as the trailing end of your board. At the leading end, the concave draws air under the nose, causing lift and flotation, as the snow moves across the base it releases off the tail and the causes the tail to drop downward.
With a stiff flex, this board is ideal for a responsive ride, while still offering the flex to pull off freestyle moves. With a flex rate of 4 on a scale to 5, the combination of the flex, the directional shape, and the Powderhull profile will allow you to explore places on mountains you have always dreamed of.
The Weightless Core features lower density poplar with denser paulownia which creates a good balance between lightweight and strength. This core helps a board not only float, but “feel” floaty. The Triax glass offers a versatile flex and response for everything from mini to mega shred. The Sintered True Base is harder and more expensive than extruded and it can be faster for those who ride aggressively fast.
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Four top level snowboard pros came together to create this beast of a brand. With innovative shapes and undisputedly cool top sheets, they have been heading straight for the top since day one. Setting a new industry standard, as of 2015, all YES snowboards are backed by a lifetime guarantee. If that doesn't attest to the love and attention that goes into making these boards, nothing will.