The Yes Typo has a lot of similarities to the Yes Basic but has a little more of an all mountain taste to it with the small set back. It’s not the All Mountain show stopper that the Yes Standard is but it’s a great board for the price point. You can ride it centered like the Yes Basic on groomer/park days but then set it back on powder days to get a little more directional surfy float. The 2017 Yes Typo is pretty much the same ride as the 2016 but just has a different top sheet.
Conditions: Hard PNW snow
Boots: Burton Fiend LTD
Bindings: Salomon Defender
Set Up: Centered
Approximate Weight: Felt like all YES boards did on the light side of normal.
On Snow Feel: Very stable like camber boards but not catchy like camber. Very easy to one foot off a chair or make it down a long flat run like a cat track. The board is soft and forgiving while still being very lively underfoot.
Powder: The rocker in the nose combined with a minor set back on side cut as well as a little more set back on board makes for better directional float in powder than the Yes Basic and almost as much float as 2015/2016 Yes Optimistic.
Turn Initiation and Carving: Really quick and easy to turn when turning correct and the board is pretty fun to make short quick turns. As the turns get wider they are still very fun and carving is pretty good too. It holds in a turn and has spring out of a turn. However it’s softer flex doesn’t make it a day in day out carver but it can carve.
Speed: The Yes Typo doesn’t have that bomber build and it can be chattery when you pick up speed. It’s fine for mellow mountain riding but I’d like to see it a little better here.
Uneven Terrain: Really easy to ride from first to last chair on a crowded Saturday. It deals with messy resort snow really well.
Edge Hold: Just a hair shy of being as grippy as a Magnetraction board with the full Magnetraction but isn’t as grabby in softer snow. This is a great board for those that see icy conditions often.
Flex: Really soft and buttery while still being poppy. I’d like to see the flex in the tip/tail stiffen up a little bit because it’s almost too easy to butter. I’d say 3.5 out of 5 on Yes’ flex rating is very generous. I would say it’s a 2 out of 5.
Switch: Very easy to ride switch when centered. It is a directional twin but it’s not super directional.
Jibbing: The flex between the feet isn’t super stiff either so it can lock into a more technical box or rail pretty easy. Not a bad jibber for an all mountain board.
Pipe: The edge hold makes this a better pipe board than you would think and it’s a great board to learn how to ride the pipe with.
Jumps: Nice pop and it ollies very well. It’s also a great board for approaching kickers and it’s forgiving when landing too.
So all in all the Yes Typo offers a very consistent ride underfoot in all conditions and provides a great ride for those that want an all mountain board that also excells almost every where in the park. If it was just a little stiffer in the tip and tail it would be a perfect low cost all mountain ride but it’s still one of the best boards we tried in this price point.
2016 Yes Typo Review