YES Snowboards 2012-2013

04 Feb, 2012

Instead of saying no, snowboarders are now saying YES. It is a passion, a way of living life, of being in a natural habitat, of snowboarding and having fun. JP, DCP and Romain are the riders behind the brand and pour their heart and soul into YES. Snowboards.

For 2013, YES honors the greats of snowboarding and introduces a new board called the 420 for deep powder slashing. Models include the Greats, The Public, Jackpot, Basic, TDF, Pick Your Line, 420, Basic Jr and Trouble. For tech, they offer a mix of camrock, powrock, reverse banana and flatrock.

YES Pick Your Line

The Pick Your Line is what DCP has been using to pull rank on the rest of us for a couple of years now. A directional shape loaded with freeride camrock, this board is deadly enough to tackle legitimate lines and handle speed with authority. Features directional camrock, med/stiff + directional flex, directional and tragna maction, sintered die cut base, carbon and kevlar and FLB glass, master composite core, rubber and ABS sidewalls.

Sizes: 156, 159, 161, 161W, 164W

YES The Greats

From the Great Dudes of History, to the Great Beauties of History, we figured it was about time we got people talking about the Greats that really matter. Re-shaped and revised for 2013, the groundbreaking “asym twin” provides a deeper heel sidecut than toe. Features F/S + All Mountain riding, twin camrock, medium + twin flex, twin outline with asymmetrical sidecut and ultimate grip, sintered die cut base, triax glass, master composite core.

Sizes: 150 (Jamie Lynn), 152 (Peter Line), 154 (Ingemar Backman ), 156 (Terje Haakonsen), 158 (Craig Kelly), 160W (Shawn Farmer)

YES The 420

Locked and loaded…but mostly loaded. Strange things happen when the boys spend too much time together. Designs like the 420 appear and just like the backcountry freestyle they helped revolutionize, straight up pow riding enters a new dimension. Features powrock, med/soft + directional flex, directional twin + nowrap edges, sintered die cut base, biax glass, master composite care core.

Sizes: 146cm


If you are smart enough to understand Tadashi’s untouchable dominance on a snowboard, it should come as no surprise that the cambered power and bouncy flex of the TDF is key to his supremacy. Features reverse banana, medium + directional, true twin, sintered die cut base, triax glass, master comp core.

Sizes: 147, 150, 154, 155W, 157, 157W

YES Jackpot

With an eye for the unexpected, the snappy soft pop of the Jackpot’s newly designed Humps core profile and Tragna Maction, turns park and pipe riding into a strangely simple game. Features park and rails ride, twin camrock, med + twin flex, twin + tragna maction, sintered die cut base, triax glass, pop core and humps profiling.

Sizes: 146, 149, 152, 154, 156, 158

YES The Public

Given a chance, the public prefers cold steel – the wasteland of urban landscapes, homemade jib parks and a tallboy. Features urban + rails riding, twin flatrock contact, soft/med + twin flex, twin outline, extruded die cut base, biax glass, pop core and humps profiling.

Sizes: 147, 151, 152W, 154

YES Jackpot and Public

YES Trouble

Beyond categorization, the Trouble and it’s Tragna Maction handles the slopes with unnatural ease. Grippy, stable and pre-loaded with Camrock Pop. Features park + all mountain, twin camrock, med flex + twin shape, twin and tragna maction, sintered die cut base, triax glass, master comp core.

Sizes: 154, 158

YES The Basic

Depends on how you look at it. Loaded with progressive tech like directional flex and camrock, it’s fairly advanced. Stripped down to a true twin and centered stance, it’s a shape that’s worked for years. Features F/S + All Mountain riding, directional camrock, med/soft + twin flex, extruded die cut base, triax glass, master comp core.

Sizes: 143, 146, 150, 152, 155, 157, 157W, 159, 159W, 163W

YES Basic JR (not pictured)

Who said you had to wait to ride the same board as Romain and JP? The basic JR is literally a bite sized version of the same board they ride. Features mini shred, twin flatrock, soft + twin flex, extruded printed base, biax glass, wood core.

Sizes: 110, 120

About the author


From the beginning of time, I was Shannon. From the beginning of snowboarding, I was Shay. From the beginning of online communities, I was Shayboarder. In the end, I’m the writer, photographer, editor, publisher, guru of sorts, product tester, curvy girl, and most importantly the snowboarder behind it all. Follow me on this journey through snowboarding, mountain biking, traveling and fun experiences!

Related Posts


  1. Zac
    February 04, 2012

    Shay, do you know where Jones and Yes are being made. They say swiss (Nidecker) but have heard tunisia also. Saw you rode the Flagship Carbon let me know how it was.

  2. Craig
    February 06, 2012

    Is that 160w Shawn Farmer, maybe? Haven’t heard of Brad.

  3. February 06, 2012

    Zac, I’ll have to doublecheck for you. The Flagship review is coming up.

    Craig, hah good catch. That’s Shawn Farmer.

  4. Michael
    February 07, 2012

    I think that Nidecker’s mass-production factory is in Tunisia, but that they still make some stuff in Switzerland.

  5. February 09, 2012

    Zac, Tunisia is the answer I received. It’s the Nidecker factory in Tunisia.

  6. Bong
    April 15, 2012

    Is that going to Definately be a 160W for next season? They only offered the 163 as a wide this year which sucked as i need a wide but dont want to go up to a huge 163.
    So can anyone confirm that the 160 will be a wide?

  7. Sam
    May 21, 2012

    Hey guys,

    I rode the Big City last year and loved it – so was disappointed not to see it in the 2013 lineup. Are any of the others boards similar – looking for a more aggressive all mountain.


  8. Frank
    May 22, 2012

    I think I know want I want next year 😉
    Pick your line 161 or T Rice HP 161.5
    both with NOW IPO bindings white 😉 just rad