It’s like chocolate and peanut butter.
The Hybrid - aptly named - takes it’s cues from a combination of the 420 and the PYL. It has the shorter/wider surface-planing of the 420 and employs the YES.-exclusive Tapered UnderBite outline originally unveiled on the PYL. Floaty and maneuverable with confident edge hold and responsive snap out of turns, we’ve created a perfect hybrid of these two boards. To launch this exciting model we were honored to work with legendary designer Scott Clum. Scott was a Sims team rider in the early eighties and became the brands graphic designer by the end of that decade. In the early nineties he art-directed the explosive Morrow brand during its most creative and groundbreaking years and has been on the cutting edge of creative exploration ever since.
Terrain: All Mountain/Backcountry
Bend: Directional CamRock 1-4-1
Outline: Tapered UnderBite - Tapered UnderBite - Similar looking to “wings” or bumps on a surfboard, it functions a little different on snow. Each side the board’s effective edge is segmented into 3 distinct parts. Beginning at the nose, the sidecut is approx. 8 meters radius. At the front binding area, the edge steps inward by 2mm, the sidecut changes to approx. 7 meters and continues with that radius until the rear insert pack. Then, the edge steps in again 2mm and the sidecut tightens to approx. 6 meters. 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. The Tapered UnderBite corrects this by: 1) keeping the sidecut parallel to its corresponding one on the other side of the board. 2) Increasing the sidecut depth as you move towards the tail creating a corrective “hook” to the taper. The board blends into turns effortlessly, has the directional drive and float you’d expect from a tapered board, but it holds an edge and rockets out of turns like nothing else.
Core: Weightless Core - Designed originally for the 420 and 20/20. 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, we’re able to shave precious weight off boards designed to surface-fly. This helps a board not only float, but “feel” floaty.
Fiberglass: Triax Glass - Multi-axis, stitched fiberglass laminate that offers a precise and responsive ride in any terrain or snow conditions.
Base: Poplar/Bamboo/ Paulownia - Creating 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.