- Sizes: 149, 151, 153, 156, 159, 162, 167
- Flex: 7
- Profile: Camrock
- Shape: True Twin
- Price: £439
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A park inspired shape that rides in the powder is something that you’ll hear from a lot of brands. Some work; some don’t. The YES Standard makes such a claim but goes about achieving this a little differently.
Riding at low tide, the Standard behave like any park board worth its salt should. There’s enough camber underfoot to send it off the big features with equal rocker sections in the nose and tail to keep the ride a little more forgiving and catch-free.
“The directional volume shape adds a little more surface area into the nose than the tail, allowing the board to sit up in the fresh stuff more easily”
Found in their more traditional freestyle decks, like the Jackpot, the Midbite substantially pulls the sidecut in between the inserts for a twofold freestyle advantage. It makes the board more torsionally forgiving between the feet, while still giving a wider platform by the inserts for stability and edge hold.
Here’s where things get weird. Yes, it’s a true twin – but only for the running length of the effective edge. The directional volume shape adds a little more surface area into the nose than the tail, allowing the board to sit up in the fresh stuff more easily.
It won’t turn the Standard into a pow surfer from the first turn, but if you’re keeping the sintered base freshly waxed and making use of the Slamback inserts (which allow you to align yourself towards the back of the board), you’ll be surprised how well this freestyle deck can keep up with the big boys off piste.
YES added a 162 to the line last season and, this year, apparently made friends with Sultan Kösen so have jumped right up to a new 167 size.