- Sizes: 149, 151, 153, 156, 159, 162, 167
- Flex: 7
- Profile: Camber
- Shape: True Twin
- Price: £439
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Like it’s namesake, the Ghost isn’t something you’d ever expect to see floating past you in the woods. It’s a true twin, full cambered snowboard, after all. However, if there’s one brand that knows how to fuse two opposing aspects of the sport into one daily driver, it’s the three amigos from YES.
The Ghost will appeal most to stronger, all-mountain riders who leave the house without a plan for the day.On the one hand, it takes the traditional bend of a full camber profile, making it capable of attacking the mountain with a penchant for slicing up morning corduroy. With triax fibreglass layers and a triple-density wood core, the Ghost has a lot more life inside it than its name suggests.
“It’s a little stroke of genius, but one that goes a long way out in the mountains”
Then again, the flex and shape right up to the contact points are that of a true twin. It also features YES’ renowned MidBite technology, saved for their premium park decks. This pulls the sidecut in narrower between the feet, whilst keeping the width in the nose and tail to strike a balance of agility with underfoot stability, perfect for setting up for rails and stomping bigger landings. Anybody who’s looking for a more aggressive park board this season will be well rewarded adding this to their quiver.
Finally, the directional volume shape gives the nose a subtle increase in volume compared to the tail. Not enough to overly affect the swing weight, but enough to tip the scales in favour a board that can handle its share of off-piste. Make use of the Slamback inserts too – which allow you to set your bindings way closer towards the tail – and you might have just found your first park and powder fusion snowboard.
It’s a little stroke of genius, but one that goes a long way out in the mountains. For rider’s who like the directional volume concept, but want a more forgiving ride overall, the Standard may be more to your liking.