YES Snowboards 2010-2011

02 Mar, 2010

Last year a collective of riders stopped saying no and started to say yes, a movement that became quite talked about as they created their own snowboarding brand YES Snowboards.  The riders DCP, Romain and JP have since proved that they don’t need to be on a top team to keep enjoying the ride and with YES on their bases they are continuing to build up their brand.

They are now in year two of YES and adding their own style to the nidecker technology.  For 10-11 they’ve added a couple new boards to the line including the models that Tadashi, JP, DCP will be riding.

YES 2010-2011 Line up

YES The Optimistic (DCP’s Board)

Features:  Directional, Camrock, power wood core, multi, 8800, Diamond stone finish, carbon

Sizes:  149, 152, 154, 156, 159, 162

YES Optimistic Base

DCP showing off the flex in YES boards

YES Great Dudes of History Series (JP’s Board)

Features:  Asym, Camrock , power wood core, multi, carbon, 8800, diamond stone finish

Sizes:  149, 152, 156, 159, 162

Here’s a click of JP talking about his Great Dudes of History snowboard for 10-11

2010-2011 YES Great Dudes of History from Shayboarder on Vimeo.

YES The Hand Sign (Tadashi’s Board)

Features:  Twin Tip, power wood core, multi, carbon, 8800, diamond stone finish

Sizes:  139, 143, 147, 150, 154

YES The Basic

Features:  Twin tip, power wood core, multi, 5500

Sizes:  149, 156, 158, 161 (camrock)

YES The Typo

Features:  Twin tip, camrock, power wood core, multi, 5500

Sizes:  149, 152, 154, 156, 159, 162

Typo on left, Basic on right

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  1. freddy
    March 02, 2010

    why is the typo called the typo?

  2. Tom
    March 02, 2010

    Ride any of them yet?

  3. walove
    March 02, 2010

    Shay you have been on a couple of these cam rock boards, yes’s line, and the signal omi. With camber between the bindings, and rockered tips. Do these boards have a simalar feel? Do they feel different then RC/c2 boards with camber in the tips. Seem like most reviews classify them all as solid rides. Does one design float better in pow. Pop better, turn better? Not many people have been on the number of boards you have, so i hold your opinion very high.

  4. lisevolution
    March 02, 2010

    Still nothing in a wide waist width for them yet huh… Looks like i’ll be picking up the NS legacy this season then…

  5. March 02, 2010

    Freddy, good question I’ll ask one of the guys next time I see them.

    Tom, yes I have! I rode the 09-10 YES Asym rocker and the review is here but I also just rode the 10-11 YES Great Dudes. Personally I liked the asym rocker over the great dudes but review is coming for that.

    WAlove, pretty much different feels depending on the rocker/camber option. I actually don’t prefer one over the other, where the rocker/camber is…I’ve ridden NS/RC and liked them but also ridden Camrock/Omni and liked them. I’ve spent more time on NS’s in pow conditions since most of the pow conditions are here at my home mountain versus demo days which are always hard packed crusty snow for some reason. So to say one is better design than another is a tough call to make, they each have their highlights and downsides. I gotta do a post and go over all the rockers don’t I and give my pow, park, personal opinion…making me work WAlove!

    Lisevolution, The Dudes has the widest waist with at 25.5 on the 162cm. Still a small company and looks like their pros don’t have big feet so not yet. Hopefully in the future.

  6. idshred
    March 02, 2010

    shay do you know what the flex characteristics are for the yes line? which are softer than the others….. thinking about buying one next year but I don’t know if I want camrock, I think I’m stuck on RC and 3-stage, and your answer didn’t clear up my mind any 😛 Also, are the yes boards just re-branded nideckers? Use a lot of the same tech…..

  7. Jason
    March 04, 2010

    I have last years limited edition 156.5 with camrock and asym sidecut. I love the board. The rocker at the tip and tail make it very foregiving and easy to throw around, while the camber between the bindings allows for good pop. I have been riding traditional camber for 16 years and I have never had so much fun snowboarding. I am 60/40 steeps/groomers and park.

    idshred – the flex on the 156.5 is on the med/stiff side for a freestlye board; perfect for a mix of freeriding and kickers. For last year the flex patterns differed by sizes like the un inc boards did as the 154 was a great jib board.

  8. Jason
    March 04, 2010

    My bad. I meant that I have this years le 156.5.

  9. idshred
    March 04, 2010

    jason thanks for the response. I didn’t know they flex on the yes boards varied with length. I would be buying it for park kickers and backcountry so I would imagine it would be a good fit.

  10. dars
    March 05, 2010

    Any idea how the 156.5 Asym compares to the current model year GNU Park Pickle with regards to flex and edge hold?

  11. March 05, 2010

    I agree with Jason, the YES’s are on the stiffer side for freestyle boards but also look at the riders on them, backcountry freestyle.

    Dars, stiffer than the gnu park pickle. In my opinion as good of edge hold as MTX with the ultimate grip.

  12. darckeen
    March 18, 2010

    I was looking at YES as an affordable alternative to nidecker for a board with UG as it seems pretty well reviewed. Do they have anything 160+ stiff and cambered?

  13. benjamin
    April 05, 2010

    do you know which of these boards has “ultimate grip” for edge hold on ice?

  14. June 02, 2010

    Hi Shay, How do you think these boards would do for someone who generally rides on/off piste, icy runs, powder, kickers, some freestyle, cruising groomers etc. Intermediate experience. I ask cos people keep saying “look who rides these boards” ie TCP etc, we’ll most people are not at that level! Plus with the BASIC is it just the 161 that is CAMROCK not the other sizes? …sorry so many questions!

  15. Johnny
    December 06, 2010

    How many models have YES of 2010-2011 collection?

  16. Bertm11
    January 27, 2011

    I was looking at the YES Typo 159 but i wear a size 12 boot. I know that the GDOF is a little wider but I was wondering if anyone knew if its possible to ride the Typo. I ride at a positive 15 and negative 15

  17. March 01, 2011

    Johnny, 5 models.

    Bertm, what’s your stance width? Are you able to put your bindings and boots on the board in person, that would be a good judge to see how much before toe/heel hang.