- Price: £345 / €399
- Sizes: 143, 146, 149, 152
- Flex: 6
- Profile: Hybrid Camber
- Shape: True Twin
Praise for the YES Basic has been in no short supply, especially since it was tricked out with ‘Underbite’ technology a couple of years back. This year we thought we’d shine the spotlight onto its (literal) sister board: the YES Emoticon.
“The profile means that loading up the nose and tail in presses and butters is easier, as is riding in powder”
The YES Emoticon takes all the things that make the Basic so great, and tweaks them for females. It’s a little narrower and softer, but otherwise hits all the same notes. Hard chargers will be better off with something like the YES Hel Yes, but for everyone else there’s plenty of reason to either put this in your quiver, or make it your go-to board for all conditions.
The profile features camber between the feet and rocker at each end. It’ll therefore grip the piste with confidence and pop well off jumps, but it has a larger margin for error than traditional camber boards. Loading up the nose and tail in presses and butters is easier too, as is riding in powder.