YLE Pro 118
$799 D: 137-118-122 R: 25m
While it certainly needs a competent skier willing to give’r, the YLE Pro 118 is maneuverable, manageable, and skied smaller than its wide platform would suggest. Made with a poplar core reinforced with beech at the mounting plate, the burly YLE Pro plows through everything and stays steady at high speeds. While the Powder Union agreed they wouldn’t reach for this surfboard-inspired ski on a low-snow day, it shined on the deep days at Red and made me feel like I, too, could (someday) ski a pillow line for the camera.