The pow police are coming for your snowboard! The Yes 420 Snowboard is rethinking the way we look at a pow stick. Inspired by surfboard design, the 420 focuses on flotation and displacement through wider shapes instead of longer lengths. With a wider waist, the 148cm 420 offers just as much float and surface area as a traditional 160cm in a much more nimble package. Also, the 420's shape is slightly tapered (12mm) which works with the PowRock profile to keep the nose out of the snow - aka less tomahawks. Change the way you look at a pow day and stay high (on top of the snow) with the Yes 420 Snowboard.
PowRock 6-0-2 6 mm rocker blending to flat, 2 mm rocker in the tail. Flat rocker with longer, more directional nose rocker. Nose rocker is pulled further towards the front foot for increased flotation and the ability to get onto pow-covered features.
Flex Rating: 3.5 (1 Soft - 5 Stiff) Not too stiff. Not too soft. Perfect for all-mountain shred.
Directional Wide Inspired by Steve Lis and the revolution that occurred when kneeboards influenced surfboard design. Powder is all about speed and flotation. Displacement of a board's volume is affected by more than just length. With the 420, YES. was able to get the stability and float normally associated with much longer boards by punching out the waist width and drastically chopping the length. For example, the 148 has the same circumference and base surface as a traditional 160 but its mass is located much closer to your feet resulting in more maneuverability and far less swing weight.
Radial Tapered A slight taper helps keep the nose up without loosing the tail's ability to hold in hardpack. Stance is only slightly set back from center of effective edge because the difference in nose and tail shovel keeps you from going over the nose.
Weightless Core The weightless core strikes a critical balance between lightweight and strength. Using a lower density species of poplar in areas that are not as structural and Paulownia in the areas that are, Yes. is able to shave precious weight. This helps a board not only float, but "feel" floaty.
Triax Triax laminate consists of fiberglass that is braided in three directions. Meaning it gives the snowboard an asymmetrical flex with lengthwise stiffness. For you, this delivers a snowboard that has tons of pitch when jumping.
ABS Durable, flexible, infinitely reliable.
Sintered Spec Sintered bases are super fast. Polyethylene pellets are forced together under extremely high pressure. The result is a singular piece of connected pellets with tiny pores across the entire base. Sintered bases absorb hot wax really well.
Die-Cut Base Base color displayed may not be available. Base colors may vary.
2 x 4 Insert Pattern
|Effective Edge (mm)||1051||1075|
|Tip Width (mm)||337.8||339.5|
|Waist Width (mm)||286.0||286.0|
|Tail Width (mm)||321.8||321.2|
|Stance Setback (mm)||15||15|
|Stance Range (in)||20.9-24.1||21.9-25.1|
|Rider Weight (lbs)||135-210||145-220+|
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Comments about Yes. The 420 Snowboard 2016:
For most days I ride a 162 Lib Tech Hot Knife (I'm 5'11, 178lbs), but in buying this board (went with the 148) I was looking for something short and fat to handle days when it's nuking. I had a hunch this thing would be fun, but I had no idea how rad it actually is.
I'm going to start with one caveat, so I can focus the rest of this review on the good: while the 420 was super surfy on the groomers and even rocked those little jumps on the side of the runs, you feel every. single. bump. Because of the size and relative stiffness (I'm guessing), it doesn't dampen a thing. We rode a day at Crystal Mtn with ~14" of new and I quickly felt my legs become fatigued not from the pow,but from the few runs we took on groomers. SO - if you're planning to ride hard-packed all day, this board isn't going to do the trick. Also, I found it to get a tad squirrly when really charging down bumpy, hard-packed runs.
With that said, if you're planning to do ANYTHING powder related this is the board to go with. It's amazingly maneuverable, I've never had more fun in the trees. While being maneuverable, I also found it to handle it's own when pointing down steep, soft sections (which was surprising after experiencing the opposite on hard pack). I felt absolutely no leg fatigue while riding in powder as it's shape allows you to hold a neutral and natural feeling stance. The board itself was quite light which was definitely noticeable, carrying it underarm while hiking was never a problem. It also held a super nice/solid edge on both the hard-pack and in powder. I was concerned about being too heavy for the board but not once did I feel that I was going to wash out.
So, In summary: Floats like a dream. Manuverable. Holds a killer edge. Good luck trying to tomahawk. Cheers!