|Overall Rating||Liked it!|
|Riding Level||Advanced - Expert|
|Fits Boot size (US)||8-10, 10-12|
|Manufactured in||Dubai by SWS|
|Camber Profile||Hybrid Camber|
|Approx. Weight||Feels Normal|
|On Snow Feel|
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YES 2020 2019 - 2016 Review by The Good Ride
The Yes 2020 has a unique design and ride. It’s one of the few powder twins we came across because it has a massive lift in the middle of the tip/tail but then has the edges touching the snow just like a camber board. For those looking to ride powder switch/fakie as much as they ride good foot forward this is a great choice. It’s also not bad on groomers either.
Not much changed from 2016 to 2018 except it seems the reference stance is a little more narrow with 2018 compared to the 2016-2017 models.
Size: 146, 150
Conditions: about 1.5-2 feet of thick heavy powder with rain only a few hundred feet down below. Other days were more groomer and leftover powder days.
Riders: James (Size 9, 5’10” 185-195lbs), Jimbo (Size 11, 5’11” 160lbs), Peter (Size 8, 5’11” 185lbs)
Boots: Adidas Tactical ADV, Burton SLX, Salomon F3.0, Burton Fiend LTD,
Bindings: Union Atlas, Union Superpro, Burton Cartel, Salomon Defender
Insoles: Sandsole Custom Insoles, Footprint Insole Technology Gameghangers Low Profile
Set Up: 22-22.5” Centered 15 front -15 back
Approximate Weight: Felt light but it’s also really small.
Flex: The Yes 20/20 is a bit Unique flex wise and you would expect that with those hulls in the middle and then the sides kind of acting like camber ribs. It feels a little bit med/stiff in the middle and then a little softer in the tip/tail.
Sizing: 150 felt about our size and it worked pretty well for me but the 154 would probably work too. It’s so wide.
On Snow Feel: So most unique hybrid camber boards lift the sides but this lifted Hybrid camber lifts the middle like a catamaran. It’s hard to describe but it feels like a hollow version of mostly camber. It’s all about riding switch a lot and not setting it back with the minimal stance options, but hey, it’s a twin. It’s very short and wide so it has a very stable platform underfoot but that hollow feeling in the tip/tail give you a feeling like it isn’t as stable as it is. It’s a hard board to describe. The Yes 2020 does feel a bit locked in and it’s not super easy to skid turns compared to many Yes hybrid camber boards. It has a mostly camber feel in that aspect, flat bases well, one foots well and requires you to be on your game when skidding a turn.
Edge Hold: Seems kind of normal but we had almost all soft snow and very little hard spots to test it. It held on the few we did hit rather well. I don’t think it has the same grip that underbite tech does but it’s fine for what you will ride this in.
Turn Initiation: In the past riding the 146 we rode felt pretty quick but the 150 we rode wasn’t as quick and it’s a little slow edge to edge on groomers. It gets faster in powder but it’s short/fat design isn’t quite the tree cheetah.
Turning Experience: The Yes 2020 is a pretty wide board but given the volume from toe to heel it’s still an interesting board to turn. It’s nothing to call mom about but it’s pretty fun for a powder twin.
Carving: Having full camber along the edges makes carving pretty good on softer snow but it’s not quite like normal camber. Hard to put a finger on but it does turn different. Still, it’s way better than lifted sides when it comes to carving.
Speed: The Yes 2020 didn’t have the bomber personality but for a short fat 150 it did well enough. There is a little chatter in the tip/tail but I thought there would be more for how little of the board is interacting in the snow there.
Uneven Terrain: It seemed good in the uneven snow and tree runs we had but it can be a touch bucky. Pretty easy although it did seem to buck me around a little bit in uneven bumpy steep tree runs and it flipped me around to switch which was a surprise for me. It rides switch practically perfect so it wasn’t a nightmare but it was a surprise.
Powder: With the ugly thick stormy powder we had on a past demo were able to find some fresh stashes midday. The center lifted tech really does float well for a small wide twin and it lives up to its name as a powder twin.
Buttering: The Yes 2020 is a weird board to butter and you can feel the thin camber ribs and the rest of the board missing. It’s something you can get used to but it’s a bit different than almost any other board I’ve ever tried to butter.
Switch: Practically perfect in every way because this is a centered twin.
Jumps: The Yes 2020 has a decent pop to it for its ribbed camber sides near the tip/tail
Jibbing: Didn’t jib but not really sure how this will play out.
Pipe: No pipe but it might be ok. Wouldn’t be my first choice. It just feels too wide and slow when climbing walls for my ability level.
So with the more time I get on the Yes 2020 the more, it’s still unique to me. I’ve been riding this for a few days every few seasons and it’s a hard board to recommend. It’s not a bad board at all but it’s just the kind of board that calls to a unique type of rider.
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