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It basically shreds everything.
If you need a quality all-mountain ride at a price that won't force you to think of even more excuses for why the rent's late, look no further than the Yes Basic Snowboard. It handles any kind of terrain with ease thanks to the versatile CamRock profile, which features a combination of camber for power and pop, and rocker for float and forgiveness, so that you have fun riding anywhere from the park to the peak. After all, at it's most basic level, isn't having fun what snowboarding's all about?
The CamRock profile features mellow camber between the bindings for pop and power, with rocker at the tip and tail for float in pow and a catch-free feel on hardpack. Poplar in the core keeps it lightweight and lively, and biax glass gives it a consistent flex for predictable handling. The extruded base is easy to repair if you ding it up on a park rail or a hidden rock.
Last year Yes decided to switch out the OverBite edges for UnderBite edges. So instead of having extra contact points stick out at the inserts, the edges are actually pulled in at the inserts. This award-winning design feature increases edge pressure in a way that enhances turning ease and edge hold. The twin shape makes riding switch and landing fakie easier, and a radial sidecut allows for smooth turn initiation. Basically, the Basic handles like a dream wherever you take it.
- Mellow camber underfoot, rocker tip and tail
- Twin shape
- Biax glass
- UnderBite edges
- Poplar core
- Extruded base
- Radial sidecut
- Item #YES000R
- Q & A
Snapped in under 10 days of riding
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Ok, I finally saved up enough money to get a new board. After reading a ton of great reviews on the yes basic I decided to drop the $400. While it was in good condition I really liked this board. But with less than 10 days of riding on it, I crashed landing heavy on the tail and it cracked. It was under warranty but according to YES it was a user error and therefore not covered. They offered to sell me a discounted board ($140 off) but I wasn't about to spend more money on a board I can't trust. Now maybe I crashed just perfectly to break the board but I will tell you I'd ridden my previous $150 board for almost three seasons and taken much, much worse crashes with no breakage. That was my experience, doesn't mean it's not a good board. I won't be buying another one though.