Set back with a slightly directional shape, using multi-axial fibreglass and running on an 8000 grade sintered base, it’s hardly surprising that the YES Big City is more suited to riders who consider the whole mountain their playground, not just the terrain park. The Big City or BC for short is a medium to firm flexing snowboard ideal for riders who take their tricks to natural terrain.
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Is there such a thing as a bad jackpot? Winning the top prize from a fruit machine is a great jackpot and winning the Euro Millions Jackpot is obviously as good as it gets. The YES Jackpot has a lot to live up to.
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Tadashi Fuse is a legend of the sport, he was one of the first Japanese riders (if not the first) to show the world that the Japanese are capable of producing some incredible talent, even if he did fine tune that talent in Whistler B.C. Having signed a couple of seasons ago with YES this year Tadashi gets his own pro model, the TDF. The TDF is exactly what you’d expect from Tadashi, it has a standard camber profile, a narrow waist and a tight sidecut perfectly matched to Tadashi’s aggressive riding style. On the topsheet and base is one of the hottest graphics of the season.
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You’ve been looking for the YES Optimistic, but you can’t find it anywhere. That’s because DCP’s new board with YES is called the Pick Your Line. The Pick Your Line is heavily based on the Nidecker Legacy, most of the spec is the same and the shape is identical, it just benefits from the addition of a Swiss made 8800 carbon sintered base. If you are an all mountain rider who likes to hit everything from pow to park and who likes the sound of features like Basalt & Linseed reinforcement and Ultimate Traction edges then the Pick Your Line is worth a look-in.
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The Basic is the inclusive board from an exclusive brand. The Basic gets all of the fantastic materials and features that other YES boards have, it just brings them together at a lower price point and with a slightly plainer and arguably timeless graphic. Now available in wide sizes with the option of camber or Camrock.
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Fed up with Great Dudes of History, YES. has flipped the script and gone all Greatest Women on us. Last year we enjoyed portraits of great minds such as Albert Einstein, JFK and Martin Luther King (to name a few) this year we’re indulged with great airheads such as Marilyn Monroe and Bridget Bardot. The boards haven’t changed much since last year, they are still asymmetrical twin shaped, use a Camrock profile and have one of the firmest flexes in the range, but this year they acquire a new nameless technology, like Prince only known by a symbol. This nameless technology is designed to increase grip. On that note I wish YES. And Nidecker would sort out their catalogues.
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The Optimistic is DCP’s board in the YES range. DCP hits big jumps and does some pretty technical tricks and on the most part he does it out of the confines of the park in the backcountry. This year YES won their first Transworld Good Wood award with the Optimistic in the park snowboards category. If you’re an intermediate to expert snowboarder looking for a snowboard to rip in the park and the backcountry you may have hit the jackpot.
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You don’t have to be Einstein to work out that YES is creating some damn good product. The success of last year’s single board line meant Romain, JP and DCP have decided to extend the line for 2011. The 156.5 of last year was different to the other boards in the line, it had a stiffer flex and an asymmetric sidecut, the Dudes is essentially the 156.5 broadened into a different lengths. The asymmetric sidecut will give you even more responsive and ripping heel edge carves and means you don’t have to crank down the forward lean to get some response. The Camrock profile loosens up the ride, allows more mistakes on kicker landings and gives that little bit more float in deep snow, whilst not sacrificing too much edge hold and pop. The Camrock profile on the YES Dudes is a good compromise between the fun of rocker and the control of camber in a firm flexing all-mountain freestyle rocket.
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The board that started it all! YES was destined to be a success in its first season, any brand with that much hype and media interest is going to sell a lot of boards, but having an awesome product is the key to longevity. Last season, that product was the Typo, a snowboard that thousands of people bought and love riding. The 2011 YES Typo uses Nidecker’s high grade materials and the Camrock rocker/camber profile with a medium flex for all terrain versatility and freestyle fun.
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Japanese snowboarding hero Tadashi Fuse moved to YES from Burton last year in one of the biggest team moves of the season. Tadashi is only a little guy, he’s got small feet and he likes camber; YES didn’t have a board with any of these features so for 2011 they had to design and build him one. All of the high spec materials you expect like a speedy 8800 grade sintered base and triaxial glass with carbon reinforcement meet a cambered profile and a narrow waist for smaller aggressive and powerful men or strong female snowboarders.
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This YES snowboard is called the Basic, which gives you a good idea of the spec and the kind of snowboarder it will suit. There’s not really any point in writing a novel about as snowboard called the Basic, needless to say its design is simple but its spec would put a lot of other brands more expensive rides to shame. If you like YES and camber, the Basic is a great option.
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Manufactured in the Nidecker factory with the R&D input of three of the best freestyle snowboarders to ever grace our sport and with the backing of Pulp68, Switzerland’s most core snowboard/skate shop, you can be sure that YES snowboards are fantastic products. Built for riders who are serious about big jumps into steep powder landings.. stiff and responsive.
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