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Expert Review: Burton Yeasayer Snowboard · 2022

Published on 11/14/2022 · 4 min readThis review is my partners honest opinion of the snowboard, which she purchased with her own money in May of 2021.
Pio Mistretta, Snowboarding Expert
By Snowboarding Expert Pio Mistretta

Burton Yeasayer flying V. All photos courtesy of Pio Mistretta

About this Review: This review is my partners honest opinion of the snowboard, which she purchased with her own money in May of 2021.

My take

I bought the Burton Yeasayer for my partner as a beginner board and an introduction to park riding. The 3D base profile offers plenty of forgiveness and ease of turn initiation which is helpful for beginners in learning the basics of park riding.

About the gear

  • Model: 2020 Burton Yeasayer Flying V
  • Size: 148cm

About the rider

  • Height: 5’4”
  • Weight: 130lbs
  • Experience: 4 years as a skier and 1 year of snowboarding

Test conditions

  • When I bought this: May 2021
  • Days tested: Roughly 40 days
  • Mount position: +/- 10 at reference
  • Boots: 2020 Burton Limelight
  • Boot Size: 9
  • Bindings: Burton Lexa EST
  • Where Tested: Grand Targhee, WY
  • Terrain: Green, blue, and park

How it performs

Durability
5/5
Turn Ease
4/5
Carving
3/5
Flotation
3/5
High Speed Stability
3/5
Versatility
3/5

What I was looking for

I was looking for a snowboard that would be forgiving to a new rider, and would be ideal in the park. Durability was also important to me as boards take a beating, especially in the learning stages.

Why I chose this board

I decided to purchase this particular board as it offered a shape I thought would be ideal for my partner's riding situation. The 3D base profile is forgiving and easy to learn flatground tricks. Additionally, the Flying V camber profile offers the benefits of both rocker and camber, giving great edge hold and pop while also being forgiving, butterable, and comfortable to jib around with.

Why she loves it

  • Turns: This board has enhanced her turns. It is progression-oriented and has allowed her to take her riding to the next level with the 3D Base and Flying V camber profile, making it catch-free yet precise.
  • Switch riding: Being a true twin, this board offers the ability to ride switch with equal ease. This has been a benefit for her progression as a snowboarder.
  • Durability: Overall, the durability of this board has been awesome. After 40 days on the mountain, this board still looks and rides as though it is brand new. There is no damage other than some scratches on the topsheet, which is to be expected from binding mounting.

Issues she has encountered

  • Speed: This board does not do well at high speeds. She has been underwhelmed by the performance of this board at such speeds and feels like it is unstable due to its width. My suggestion would be to size up a little with this deck, and that should solve the problem.
  • Powder: While this board is not specifically made for powder, even with the 3D base, it does not float. The board feels limp and sinks when taken in powder.
  • Edge Hold: This board is not designed to be a carving board. It washes out in high-speed turns and is too soft to powder out of turns.
  • Versatility: It seems this board is designed to be a park board and shows when one is at high speeds and in powder. The board shines when jumping and hitting rails, but the shine dwindles when taken away from its element.

Value for the money vs other options

This is a very high-quality board with a lot of tech packed in. That being said, it is rather pricey for a beginner or park board. I think it is worth it to spend the money and have a durable board that will perform until the rider is ready for a new one rather than the other way around. In short, this is worth it. Some comparable boards are the Nitro Cheap Thrills and the Nidecker Play, both of which fit into the same category although they are lacking in tech when compared to the Yeasayer. For the Yeasayer’s higher price, riders will get much more than is offered by other boards on the market.

Final verdict

This is a great board for a beginner or someone looking to get in the park and try things out. While it is very forgiving and playful, it’s probably not the right pick for an advanced to an expert rider or someone looking for a stiff flexing, hard carving board. However, someone looking for a board that will excel in the park, and be both forgiving and easy to use, will love this board endlessly. It’s great for getting started in the sport.

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