Board: Yes Standard UnInc.
Camber Option: Camber.
Bindings: Rome Black Label
Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 200lbs
Resort: Copper Mountain
Conditions: Sunny bluebird skies, average to warming temps, a couple inches of blower snow that started baking in the sun and turned into hot pow, chop, chunder, and perfect corduroy.
Flex: This boards overall flex comes in past a middle of the road all mountain freestyle flex but not drastically. This means the boards stiffer but not to the point it’s going to kill you. You do get a little more play way out in the tips and it stiffens back up through the middle where it gets a little softer due to the torsional flex. The torsional flex is noticeable but has a solid rebound so it doesn’t feel too overwhelming.
Stability: Having traditional camber and a wider platform give this board some nice stability. It remains lively yet does a good job of dampening chatter. Rarely do you feel anything in the tips when you’re cruising unless you hit something super aggressive. In super rutted out terrain it just crushes everything and wants to keep going.
Ollies: There is some nice snap in this board. You have to be slightly aware of the camber profile when you load it up but it’s not overly demanding to the point it forces you to be highly calculated with it. When it rebounds as you’re releasing it you get monster pop. This board wants to boost.
Pop On Jumps: This deck is fully at home hitting jumps. The width adds to stability in landings and the camber of this board amplifies what the lip can do for you.
Butterability: There’s a nice sweet spot right out at the tip contact points that locks into a butter. You do have to put your weight into it to get it to flex, but it’s well worth it. This board just holds a butter and provides you with ample snap out of it.
Jibbing: This wouldn’t be my first choice to jib with from Yes, but it can hold its own. A little speed goes a long way with this. Just know that there’s rebound in the tips for your presses and that the camber profile will want to set down. Once you take that into account you should be golden. When going sideways the board does a nice job of locking into a board slide but doesn’t clap out or feel like it’s doing a balancing act.
Carving: There’s a smooth, fluid, and powerful edge to edge transmission. It just screams I have this at you as you transition from toe to heel. It’s when you’re on your back foot really cranking a hard carve that sometimes you feel the Midbite disengage and kick out. I had this happen maybe 2 times out of a couple hundred turns, but it was enough that I noticed it. On edge you can just minimally steer this board with minor ankle movements. Short tight quick carves, long hard drawn out ones, or deep Euro-carves, it has you covered.
Rider in Mind: Camber loving all mountain freestyle guy.
Personal Thoughts: This is my new favorite deck from Yes. It’s just that good. There’s power and precision where you want it, but it’s still playful when you need it to be. It’s stable and smooth as you charge a groomer. In my opinion this is a super well balanced board.
Comparable Boards: Capita Mega Merc, Ride Benchwarmer, Nitro Team Pro
Binding Recommendations: Now Select Pro, Union Atlas Pro, Nitro Team Pro