Yes 420 Snowboard 2020 Review
The Yes 420 is one of the (as far as I know the first) boards to make the short and wide style popular. It has a short length, and a super wide width that means it has roughly the same surface area of a 160cm board, so you get all the float of a big powder board, but with a surfy feel that can easily be moved around in tight trees.
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In the game of volume shifted snowboards, the Yes. 420 Snowboard takes the cake, sets the bar, ups the ante. Insert idiom of choice here. Its short and wide profile and tight turning radius makes whipping in and out of trees easy, while the flat bottom and long and low rocker makes floating and slashing child’s play. Up your powder splashing potential with the potent Yes. 420 Snowboard!
PowRock – Extended rocker on the nose for float, flat underfoot, and rocker in the tail.
5 – (1 Soft – 10 Stiff)
Radial Tapered – 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. is 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 it’s mass is located much closer to your feet resulting in more maneuverability and far less swing weight. A slight taper (12mm) helps keep the nose up without losing the tail’s ability to hold in hard-pack. 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 light weight and strength. Using a lower density species of Poplar in areas that are not as structured and Paulownia in the areas that are, Yes. was able to shave precious weight. This helps the board not only float, but “feel” floaty.
Sintered Spec – The raw material is pre-consumer recycled (meaning it never left the factory) sintered base material. The heating and extrusion process softens it slightly, but it’s still much harder than true Extruded.
2 x 4 Insert Pack
- Terrain: Powder
- Ability Level: Advanced-Expert
- Rocker Type: Rocker/Flat/Rocker
- Shape: Directional
- Binding Mount Pattern: 2×4
- Core/Laminates: Wood
- Warranty: Limited Lifetime
|Effective Edge (mm)||1020||1051||1075|
|Tip Width (mm)||309.4||337.8||339.5|
|Waist Width (mm)||260||286||286|
|Tail Width (mm)||293.6||321.8||321.2|
|Sidecut Radius (m)||5.9||5.95||6.1|
|Stance Setback (in)||1.5||1.5||1.5|
|Stance Range (in)||17.9 – 21.1||19.4 – 22..6||20.9 – 24.1|