The Basic is the stalwart of the YES range and over the years it has earned itself a committed and loyal following thanks to its combination of all-terrain freestyle versatility and class leading performance. So, if you're one of those riders that wants to ride everything that the mountain throws at you, then the YES Basic really needs to be on your shopping list. From the park through to charging groomers and hitting those power stashes, this is one board that really can do it all.
The reason the Basic works so well is that YES have stuck to a tried and tested construction. By using high quality materials with innovative shape and design, they really have got this board spot on. To give it that playful freestyle feel it utilises a balanced twin tip shape, but it's the addition of the innovative Under-Bite edge profile that really brings this board alive.
By pulling in the profile under the toes and heels to form what looks like dents in the edges, YES has managed to enhance how the rider's energy interacts with the sidecut ensuring that the Basic delivers a level of performance that's a revelation. Those dents shift the energy from under the feet and out to the contact points and the centre of the sidecut and work in perfect harmony with the 4/4/4 CamRock profile. This means that not only does the board engage the turn better, it's also more reassuring no matter how icy or hard it gets.
Internally YES utilise their poplar wood core; this durable and responsive construction delivers the perfect balance of performance and feel and is perfectly matched to the softer flexing Bi-Ax glass structural layers. This gives the Basic that solid ride but with a more playful overall feel.
Finally, add the easy repair low maintenance base and what you have is a great performing board that really does punch above its weight. No wonder then why the Basic won White Lines testers choice award for 2016.
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