- Price: £430 / €499
- Sizes: 149, 151, 153, 156, 159
- Flex: 9
- Profile: Hybrid Camber
- Shape: Directional Twin
YES Snowboards was famously started by some of the snowboard world’s most famous elder statesmen. These days they’re even longer in the tooth, and so it follows that they’re spending more time in the powder than the park.
“You can load it up with tremendous amounts of pop thanks to the stiffness and central camber bend”
That’s not to say that Romain De Marchi, DCP and JP Solberg are purely about the ‘soul surfer’ element of the deep stuff. The free bus passes may be getting closer, but these guys still like to huck, drop and spin in the backcountry.
The YES Standard is the ideal snowboard for such pursuits. With its true twin outline and lightweight core, it’s definitely been designed with freestyle at the forefront. On firmer trails it rides like the ideal park board, albeit one aimed at more confident riders. You can load it up with tremendous amounts of pop thanks to the stiffness and central camber bend, yet still enjoy a mellower butter around on the rocker sections at the nose and tail.