New daily driver
Its time to get new daily driver and i narrowed it down to Burton Hometown Hero 156 and Yes PYL 156. For now, between the two im leaning towards the PYL, but i cant find it anywhere.. while the HTH i can get for good price.
During the years i tried few other boards but always came back to my trusty OG Yes 154 as my daily, but after soo many years its time for new one. Other boards that im having are Custom X 160 and Piranha 157.
At least on paper, the HTH reminds me a bit the Piranha (camber profile, taper, setback...), and the main thing that hold me back from getting the HTH as my next daily is the 40mm setback... im sure its great in powder, but thats not the main reason im thinking to get it.
For the ones that having/tried both (or one) of them, would you mind sharing your thoughts on these boards and how they are in general and as daily driver in resort conditions included ice.
If ice is a concern I'd just go with the PYL and the underbite. I definitely notice it helping on the Optimistic.
No experience on the PYL, but I just got back from my first day on snow on my HTH (rode it all last season). It's just a really versatile, fun board. Rails groomers and changes direction unlike any board I've ridden. Very responsive to inputs. Just lots of fun.
My daily resort riding stance is almost centered -- maybe two cm setback -- and it rides great.
It's excellent on ice too and grips really well.
Weird, I just pulled the PYL out of storage this morning and thought to see how close its specs are to the HTH.
Wife also asked me if I could keep only one board (of the too many I have) which would it be, and I did say "this one."
Have not tried the HTH, but yeah, the PYL is my go to, my "quiver killer", my would-be DD, EDC etc…
I have ridden both in the 156. Whilst I haven’t had much time on the HTH, it was fun and quick turning but I have great love for the PYL and will always pick it over the HTH. There is a few here in Australia quite cheap if you are keen..
After checking the HTH at the B shop (didn't try it), it didn't 'wow' me. It reminds me to much of a power board that can be used as daily driver... so for now i'll skip this board and continue looking for PYL. My local shop having one in the wrong size, but they checking if they can get me 156.
Im assuming sending to Europe won't be cheep... but if you don't mind, can you PM me a link, or how much board plus sending will be.
I've got 10 days on @Shredder's old HTH so far, east coast resorts, on ice, pow, chunder, groomers, slush, just no park so far. I'd like a touch more oomph from the tail but other then that its been a fantastic daily driver type board, and would buy again if I had to. It doesnt require a lot of effort but can be ridden hard if needed, quick turns in moguls and trees are ez-mode, and holds an edge on east coast skating rinks- in short, Burton's description was exactly right on this board.
156, 10.5 burton boots, medium malavitas, no issues with booting out.
holds an edge on east coast skating rinks- in short, Burton's description was exactly right on this board.
So fun hitting the ice with it.