This was my second jaunt on a Yes board seeing what they had to offer. Their sidecut with the magnitude of serrations is pretty interesting and they do have some other technology that is notable. However Nidecker bindings can suck on a aids infested Elephants penis worst binding I rode all season.
Board: Yes Typo
Camber Option: Camrocker so cambered in the middle till somewhere around the inserts then into an early rise rocker. Basically when the camber is loaded the rocker actuates and rises up.
Bindings: Nidecker Ignition
Angles: 18 negative 15 goofy
Boots: K2 T1 DB size 10
My Weight: 165
Resort: Winter Park
Conditions: End of the day push mounds with some sunshine and shade all over.
Preconceived Notions: Some people have been raving about how awesome this deck is and how I needed to try it cause it was just my style. I wasn’t overly impressed with The Dudes but we’ll see how riding a different flexing deck from them works out.
Flex: Right about middle of the road for a cambered deck.
Stability: Just didn’t find it overly stable at speeds or through chop and could feel every little bump that I hit.
Ollies/Pop: Think of it like loading a cambered deck with a shorter camber zone so you get the snap more under the back foot instead of at the tail, that’s basically how this felt. It had some OK pop but not anything that made me stop and go holy fuck that was awesome as shit.
Butterability: The rocker in the tips did lend itself to making things a little easier but being that it’s camber you were still having to load and unload your weight to get desired effects.
Cruising: Now this thing could rail a turn and hold it even on ice which was nice as hell.
Jibbing: Much like buttering it lent itself to having some minor help on presses but that’s not what these boards are really designed for in my opinion.
Rider in Mind: Guy thats still in love with camber and likes that feel.
Personal Thoughts: Still not overly impressed with the overall ride of these decks. I think they could tweak some stuff and offer a bit better of a ride.
What They Say: I wanted to do something easy and clear. So I just choosed some lovely typo and I tried to make it interesting. I think that snowboarding and YES. is just about fun and friends so I wanted to insert all these things into it. That’s why it looks so crazy and colorful.
Binding Compatibility: Maybe on a jibstick from 5 years ago they’d have worked well but the deck definitely over powered these things.
Binding Adjustability: Really wasn’t that much need that needed to be adjusted these things are so minimal in design.
Straps: I’d have been better putting a rubber band around my boot and than using these straps there was nothing to them at all.
Highbacks: Any highback I can put between my thumb and forefinger and fold in half has 0 stability or rigidity to hold you up.
Binding Flex: About as soft as Ron Jeremy’s cock after making Revenge of Frankenpenis. Seriously nothing stopping these from over flexing.
Ratchets: Reminiscent of something I used in the 90’s.
Rider in Mind: A jibber whose Delorean couldn’t get the 1.21 Gigawatts to get him back to the present.
Personal Thoughts: These things were a fucking pile of shit.
What They Say: The best of Nidecker technology for a freestyle ride on rails, in the park or pipe. The Ignition will give you total freedom for your biggest tricks !