YES. Typo 2020-2021 Snowboard Review

  • Price: $450
  • Category: All-Mountain
  • Ability Level: Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced
  • Size: 149, 152, 155, 156W, 158, 159W, 161, 163W
  • Flex: 6/10
  • Shape: Directional Twin
  • Profile: CamRock
  • Base: Sintered Spec

The Typo takes the Basic – a flagship model from YES. and uses some slightly higher-end tech to offer a similar, albeit amplified experience for the more experienced rider. This is the snowboard for those days when you wake up on the right side of the bed ready to send everything and throw yourself into every spin, carve and sidehit the resort offers up.

As a directional twin with equal nose and tail lengths and no taper to speak of, the Typo is designed so that switch riding can still be a mainstay of your riding and park days are very much on the cards. However, the subtle setback which puts a little extra volume in front of your leading leg will lend itself to when to turn up the heat and start charging.

“The Typo cracks the elusive triple threat that every brand aspires to have in their quiver: versatility, affordability and shredability”

The CamRock profile features 2mm less rocker in the tip and tail than the Basic, although the the setback stance makes up for any shortcomings in deeper snow. Don’t kid yourself, though. This isn’t a powder snowboard, especially compared with the tantalising fleet of pow quivers on offer from YES. Snowboards. The typo sits firmly at home in the resort and moving its profile closer to that of a full camber snowboard board offers increased response and grip through turns, as well as loading up that sweet spot with a little more juice when it’s time to pop.

Swapping out the extruded base for a Sintered Spec option offers a faster riding experience than the Basic and is very close to true sintered quality, only it uses recycled materials from inside the YES. factory – a nice touch for the environment.

“The Typo remains the dark horse of the YES. range”

The acclaimed UnderBite technology helps you through every turn by pulling the sidecut in underneath the inserts to direct pressure towards the three key sections of the sidecut (front, middle and back) allowing the snowwboard to maximize grip at all phases of the turn (initiation, build and release).

The Typo cracks the elusive triple threat that every brand aspires to have in their quiver: versatility, affordability and shredability. While riders in the market for a new deck often look to either side of it – namely the fan-favourite Basic or Greats, the Typo remains the dark horse of the YES. range. And it knows it, too, just look at this year’s top sheet. This thing’s a ninja. Don’t miss it.


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