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Awards Top Pick Award Editors' Choice Award Editors' Choice Award  Best Buy Award 
Price $600 List$500 List$569.90 at Amazon$510 List$324.99 at Backcountry
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Pros Fantastically floaty, likes to go fast, stays stableFantastic all-around board, great in powderUnmatched pop, great edge hold, supremely stableGreat stability, tons of floatGreat value, supremely stable at high speeds
Cons Not great with groomers, much more suited for advanced ridersNot the best beginner boardNot the best board for powderSecond-rate pop, so-so playfulnessNot as much pop as other boards
Bottom Line For aggressive riding and deep snow, the T. Rice Orca is a phenomenal choiceThe Yes. Hel Yes. is one of our absolute favorite all-mountain boardsEarning one of the top scores we have seen to date, we highly recommend this boardThis stiffer big mountain board is great for carving or for anyone who likes to scream down groomersIf you want a top-notch all-mountain board without paying a premium price, the Klassy is the one for you
Rating Categories Lib Tech T.Rice Orca Yes. Hel Yes - Women's Gnu Ladies Choice Never Summer Aura GNU Klassy
Edge Hold (25%)
8
9
9
9
8
Powder Performance (20%)
10
9
8
9
8
Stability (20%)
8
9
9
9
9
Playfulness (20%)
6
9
9
8
8
Pop And Jumping (15%)
6
9
10
8
8
Specs Lib Tech T.Rice Orca Yes. Hel Yes -... Gnu Ladies Choice Never Summer Aura GNU Klassy
Shape Directional Directional Asymmetrical Directional Directional
Camber/Rocker Hybrid Hybrid Hybrid Hybrid Hybrid
Flex 7/10 6/10 4/10 6-8/10 6.5/10
Tested Length 153 155 148.5 150 155
Measured Weight (Tested Length) 6.4 lbs. 5.4 lbs. 5.6 lbs. 5.7 lbs. 6.2 lbs.
Available Lengths 147, 153, 159 146, 149, 152, 155 142.5, 145.5, 148.5, 151.5, 153.5 143, 146, 148, 150, 152, 155, 157 145, 148, 151, 155
Construction Type Sandwich Sandwich Sandwich Sandwich Sandwich
Core Material Aspen, Paulownia Wood Aspen/ Colombian Gold/ Polonia (Wood) NS SuperLight Wood Core Aspen/ Paulownia
Waist Width 26.7 24.5 24.2 23.7 24.7
Radius 7 7.3 8.2/7.9 7.42 8
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