The Yumi is more playful, forgiving, and maneuverable than techier options. It’s also redesigned this year with a Titanal band to add dampness and slightly different dimensions (narrower tip, wider waist and tail). It’s still a zippy ride, and will carve perfect arcs with just a tip of your ankle. Perfect for those on the verge of carving all the way up to expert levels. “Filled with energy and zest,” Lovell said.