Progress your consistancy and bag of tricks in the park and pipe with the Yes Jackpot Snowboard. This twin shaped, medium flex board is jib oriented without overlooking frontside performance, so that every day on hill can be a fun one. The Camrock 4-2-4 profile mixes 2mm of powerful edge holding camber with 4mm of rocker in the tip and tail for forgiveness and press-ability.
To boost your ability to edge hard and set big tricks or lay trenches on groomers, the Jackpot features Midbite edges. They work by creating a thin and maneuverable section between the inserts while not affecting the wide and stable sections outside your feet to give you a blend of stability and maneuverability that is hard to find in other boards.
In order to hold up to the day in and day out rigors of park riding, the Jackpot features a full poplar core, triax fiberglass layers, and a sintered base. The poplar core, when combined with the triax layers, creates a consistent pop and exceptional torsional rigidity to keep you ollieing onto rails and holding an edge at speed. Meanwhile the sintered base ensures that you can easily and safely clear the big line of jumps even in inclement weather.
- Snowboard built to rip up the park, pipe, and groomers in-between
- True Twin shape can be landed and ridden both regular and switch
- Medium flex is stable at speed and can be manipulated and pressed
- Camrock mixes the hold and pop of camber with the freedom of rocker
- Full poplar core provides a powerful flex, feel, and pop
- Triax fiberglass layers add torsional rigidity for solid edging
- Midbite edges provide enhanced edge control needed in the park
- Sintered base is extremely fast so that you can properly carry speed
Good for freestyle progression
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
The Jackpot is good for freestyle progression with switch, 180s, and butters, which is what I got it for. However, it turns strangely. It is very slow to initiate turns, and once you lean it over far enough it finally hooks up and carves in a very tight turn. So it feels to me like: not enough, not enough, too much. Not linear at all. Also, the tips are a little stiff for butters and the middle bends too easily. So it buckles when riding and flaps a lot at speed. I still think it's a good tool for slow freestyle practice, but lacks at mid-speed or above and doesn't carve in a way that I like. Others like the tight carving of the Yes Optimistic so maybe it's just a preference thing. I've found that I prefer the larger side-cut radius of my other boards better, and will only take this out to practice freestyle skills. It did help me progress, but as much as I wanted to make a camber freestyle work (because I dislike rocker), a hybrid rocker may be the best way to make a freestyle board so that it is great for freestyle and competent at all mountain.
Do It All Freestyle Favorite!
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I did my research carefully and came up with this guy, and couldn't be happier with the Jackpot! It's gotten a lot of good wood awards, and it's been in the Yes line since 2012, so it's definitely a tried and true type of board. First about me: Advanced Rider, 5'10, Size 10 boot - a 156 is perfect for me. I usually ride moderate camber directional boards, but wanted a park board that wouldn't wash out and noodle out on me. I have super minimal park skills so I don't jib very much, but enjoy riding switch, throwing 180s all over the mtn and buttering and hitting small kickers. I gotta say, this thing rips! It holds its own on the groomers and bumps with speed, yet is super mellow and not catchy at all. I've gotten a lot better riding switch already! I'm super pleased with how light and poppy it is as well. This thing is mostly camber with rocker at the tips, and it's perfect. I love it. Also, rad graphic especially on the underside! Fun, well made board. Look forward to expanding my park skills with it for the next few seasons!