Snowboard legend and YES co-founder DCP uses the YES Pick Your Line (aka YES PYL) as his one-board quiver. That’s not to say that it’ll be just as suited for the park as for the pow – the French-Canadian has long since turned away from rails – but rather that it’ll handle everything the backcountry can throw at you, from mellow pillow lines to ball-shrinkingly steep faces. And the piste too, of course.
The big development for this year is the introduction of the ‘tapered Underbite’. The sidecut is split into three sections; between the inserts has a deeper cut than at the nose, and at the tail it’s deeper still.
This is designed to give you all the benefits of a tapered board in the powder, but none of the drawbacks when you take it onto the groomers. YES call it a true game-changer for those who like to really crank their carves, so if you like to ride aggressively both on- and off-piste then this will be right up your street.
Appropriately, the YES Pick Your Line is about as stiff as snowboards get, and boasts a new core design that features carbon wrapped around bamboo rods.
It’s not one for buttering about, but if your board has ever been let you down at the end of a monster carve then be sure to take a look at this one.