- Price: £515 / €599
- Lengths: 156, 159, 160W, 162, 165
- Flex: 9
- Profile: Hybrid Camber
- Shape: Directional
DCP rides the PYL – or, if you’re not into the whole brevity thing, legendary pro and company co-founder David Carrier-Porcheron chooses the YES Pick Your Line when he heads out for a blast in the backcountry.
“If you’re wanting to feel the G’s all over the mountain and in all conditions, the YES PYL is a top, ahem, pick”
The YES PYL is definitely one for exploring uncharted territory. Its slightly tapered shape is ideal for achieving float, and it has a reassuring stiffness that allows you to charge at high speed and kick up the biggest rooster tails of your life. You need to be fairly ‘on it’ to tame this mostly-camber beast, but rocker sections at each ends work with the taper to reduce the amount of effort required to stay on top of things.
If it’s low tide, you can pick your line on the piste just as easily as off it. YES ‘underbite’ edge – where the steel retreats inwards at your feet – has been applied here in a way that works together with the taper. Basically, it means there’s no loss of edge hold when it’s firm.
Intermediate riders need not apply, but if you’re wanting to feel the G’s all over the mountain and in all conditions, the YES PYL is a top, ahem, pick.