- Sizes: 152, 155, 158, 159W, 161
- Flex: 7
- Profile: Hybrid Camber
- Shape: True Twin
- Price: £575 / €649
With ten years under its belt, YES has reason to celebrate. No other brand has made as big an impact in the same time frame, and to celebrate the guys have brought us this: the YES Basic Decade.
Naturally it’s a fresh take on YES’ much-admired workhorse, the Basic. A price-point wonder, it’s naturally a little lower-spec’d, but this edition changes all that.
“It’s a fresh take on YES’ much-admired workhorse, the Basic”
Out goes the extruded base, replaced with the highest-quality sintered version. As well as adding paulownia wood alongside poplar in the core, there’s also two curved carbon-and-bamboo rods that make the Basic Decade stiffer and more responsive than the original.
Unique to this board is a new topsheet, the details of which are being kept pretty close to YES design guru Alex Warburton’s chest right now. He tells us that as much as 15% of the weight has been shaved off that layer, and if anything the pop has actually improved. The graphics still look great, and it’s durable as hell, so we could be looking at something that will be rolled out to more YES models in the future.