2023 Yes. Hybrid Snowboard
Scandalous love-child of the iconic 420 and PYL boards, the Hybrid immediately got attention with last years release from anyone that knew anything about it’s parents. It has the shorter/wider surface planing of the 420 and employs the Tapered UnderBite outline originally unveiled on the PYL. Floaty and maneuverable with confident edge hold and responsive snap out of turns, Yes created a perfect hybrid of these two boards that has constantly grown in popularity.
Directional CamRock 1-4-1 – The response of camber with the floatability of rocker. By combining camber and rocker you allow the board to be both responsive and floaty. The camber is between your feet as a spring keeping your contact points on the ground as you go in and out of turns allowing you to keep that edge hold longer. Once compressed the camber will accentuate the rocker and lift the nose out more allowing it to float.
Flex Rating – 7/10 (1=Soft,10=Stiff)
Tapered UnderBite – More floatation and total edge control. Similar looking to “wings” or channels on a surfboard, it functions a little different on snow. Each side of the board’s effective edge is segmented into 3 distinct parts that step horizontally inward rather than tapering. Traditional “tapered boards” take the full sidecut and pull the tail inward, which is away from the arc of your turn – this is why they tend to wash out under hard carving. Tapered UnderBite corrects this by increasing the sidecut depth as you move towards the tail creating a corrective “hook” to the taper. The board blends into turns effortlessly, and has the directional drive and float you’d expect from a tapered board.
Poplar / Paulownia / Bamboo – Creates a lighter, more responsive core than the Full Poplar. The Poplar + Bamboo uses the same durable core, lightens it up by replacing 30% of the Poplar with Paulownia and then inserts two bamboo stringers down the full length for added pop and response.
Glass – Triax
Sintered True – Pellets or course powder is pressed until it forms a solid. There are several suppliers for our entire industry and they each have different codes for them, depending on the color and transparency. These codes can make it seem like you’re getting many different kinds and grades of sintered but they’re all pretty much the same as far as you and I will ever tell. True Sintered is harder and more expensive than extruded and it can be faster for those that ride aggressively fast. But to do that, it needs to be waxed and prepared for local conditions.
2 x 4 Insert Pack
Board Size Chart
|Effective Edge (mm)||1021||1055||1095|
|Tip Width (mm)||310||316||316|
|Waist Width (mm)||260||264||264|
|Tail Width (mm)||302||308||308|
|Sidecut Radius (m)||7.4 / 6.4 / 5.4||7.6 / 6.6 / 5.6||8.1 / 7.1 / 6.1|
|Stance Setback (mm)||40||40||40|
|Stance Range (mm)||544-624||544-624||557-637|
|Rider Weight (lbs)||140 -190||150 - 200||160 - 220|