- Price: £230 / $250
- Sizes: S, M, L
- Flex: 5/10
- Entry System: Classic
The YES. crew are some of the best snowboarders in the world, their passion for riding is only matched by their passion for progression. They’re known for their backcountry freestyle prowess and their ability to ride some of the gnarliest terrain in the world. Longtime friends of NOW, the two powerhouse brands have continued their collaboration for 2020/21, with the latest NOW x YES binding.
The YES sits in the line as a playful all-mountain freestyle option, similar flexwise to the Brigade, but with a little more versatility across a multitude of terrain. The Flex Hinge 2.0 highback is able to rotate with your leg when you’re tweaking out grabs and offers more support on the lateral side to really drive the responsiveness home.
“Longtime friends of NOW, the two powerhouse brands have continued their collaboration for 2020/21”
Strap wise, you’ve got NOW’s Sieva ankle strap, with malleable foam to mould round your boot. Up front they use 3D Contour toe straps, which can be used either over the top, or round the front of your boot. Thanks to the snug fit, your boots stay secure inside the Hanger without having to crank down super tight on the straps.
OG Wildcat JF Pelchat revolutionised the game when he brought his innovative SkateTech to market. Drawing inspiration from the way skateboard trucks efficiently transfer rider input, the system cuts out the middleman and scraps a traditional baseplate in favour of a Hanger and bushings. The board is allowed to properly flex underfoot with the Hanger amplifying energy using a kingpin to gain leverage. The result is more power through your edge, reduced foot fatigue and less board chatter.
“The result is more power through your edge, reduced foot fatigue and less board chatter”
Swapping out the bushings depending your riding style gives unparalleled versatility and add this to the fact you’re able to switch your Highbacks for far shorter highcups and you’ve got a real jack of all trades. Responsive when you want to push it, loose and surfy when you want to take it easy. The NOW x YES will be aiding and abetting some serious mountain exploration.