Price US $499

YES Asym Review And Buying Advice

YES Asym 2014 Review by The Good Ride

The YES Asym is the continuation of the Yes Greats board and almost the same as the 2013 model but they wanted to depart from the Greats theme.  The Asym is a fun and aggressive all mountain Freestyle ride that isn’t for everyone but some will really love. It’s not the playful Greats that came out a few years back.

Size: 156
Days:  1
Conditions:  Mostly Hard snow with some softer snow in sunny areas.
Riders: James
Boots: Burton Imperial,
Bindings: Burton Genesis
Set Up: Centered about 23″ wide 15 front -15 back.

On Snow Feel:  The Yes Asym is eally solid and fast. It’s probably the most aggressive asymmetrical twin I have come across and it has a lot of camber characteristics. It’s not a playful board but instead its a carve and bomb the mountain regular or switch kind of board.

Powder:  The Yes Asym doesn’t like to sink and keeps it’s float but it’s a twin with a centered stance and a decent amount of camber before the rocker so it doesn’t want to float like some twins we have come across. It planes well but it’s not the kind of board that has effortless twin float. It’s going to be the kind of board that many who prefer camber like and they will find this way better than most camber or flat boards.

Turn Initiation and Carving: This board carves like it shouldn’t be a twin and all turning is lively and quick if you know how to turn.  If you skid your turns get another board because this isn’t that forgiving.

Speed:  The Yes Asym is really fast for a twin and this board can bomb.  It’s stable and pretty stiff for those who like to go really fast regular or switch.

Uneven Terrain:  Not as bad as you would think for it’s flex.

Edge Hold:  The Yes Asym grips well but it has nothing special like disrupted or mellow magnetraction side cuts going on.  This holds a great edge because it’s stiff and the camber ends a little closer to the feet but if it was softer it would not compete with the other yes special side cuts.  I’d love to see them add some waves to the side cut though to give even more grip in the pipe.

Flex: This flex isn’t playful or buttery.  It’s almost the same as the Greats and none of us could get it to butter much or at all.  It might be one of the more difficult hybrid shapes out there when it comes to a butter or press. It’s all about speed and carving.

Switch:   Perfect and then some.  It’s a very good board for riding switch and the Asym side cut makes it easier.

Jibbing:   Not a good idea for jibs.  You might be happier with the Public or Jackpot if you want that kind of ride.

Pipe:  Great pipe board that drives well wall to wall and can launch if you want to. It feels like a camber board in the pipe but it’s a little less forgiving.  Lot’s of fun here.

Jumps:   Really good spring and it has a traditional camber type of ollie that most really like. I didn’t hit big jumps but you can tell just by how this rides that it’s fine with even the 90 foot kickers you sometimes see in resorts like Mammoth, in other super parks and in the videos.

So if you want an aggressive twin this is one of the better ones we came across.

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Riding Style

Aggressive All Mountain Freestyle

Riding Level

Advanced - Expert

Available Widths

Regular, Mid/Wide

Manufactured in

Shape

Asymmetrical Twin

Camber Profile

Hybrid Camber

Stance

Centered

Approx. Weight

Feels Normal

On Snow Feel

Stable

Turn Initiation

Fast

Flex

Medium/Stiff

Edge Hold

Hard Snow

Powder

Average

Carving

Great

Speed

Great

Uneven Terrain

Good

Switch

Excellent

Jumps

Great

Jibbing

Average

Pipe

Great