|Overall Rating||Loved it!|
|Riding Style||All Mountain|
|Riding Level||Beginner - Expert|
|Fits Boot size (US)||8-10, 10-12|
|Manufactured in||Dubai by SWS|
|Camber Profile||Hybrid Camber|
|Approx. Weight||Feels Normal|
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YES Typo 2018 - 2016 Review by The Good Ride
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 and a slightly stiffer flex. You can ride it centered like the Yes Basic on groomer/park days but then set it back a little bit on powder days to get a little more directional surfy float. The 2018 Yes Typo is pretty much the same ride as the 2016-2017 models except the reference stance was narrowed 1″ per board and the board I have feels a bit stiffer like it’s on the medium side compared to med/soft.
2016-2018 Yes Typo Snowboard Review
Size: 155 and 158
Conditions: Hard PNW snow, good spring conditions in Mammoth and more conditions.
Boots:Adidas Tactical ADV, Burton Fiend LTD
Bindings: Union Atlas, Union Superpro with team ankle straps (similar to the contact but with taller straps), Burton Genesis, Burton Cartel, Salomon Defender,
Set Up: Centered and set back. 22.5″, 22.75″ and 23″ wide. 15 front -15 back and 15 front -9 back.
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. Sometimes the underbite tech can feel a touch hookey but overall it’s a great gripping ride with a very consistent feel across the spectrum of conditions you see on the mountain which is why we like this board so much.
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. When I set the 158 all the way back on board with traditional bindings on a 22.5″ stance width I can get 2.5″ back on board and with mini discs more like 3″ which isn’t bad. I wouldn’t mind another set of inserts for each binding because it only has 5×2 per binding. With 6×2 there would be a good chance you could set it back even further. Or even better would be 1×2 or 2×2 per binding set back kind of like the slam backs on the Standard but mini disc friendly would really make the Yes Typo float well. However it has pretty good directional float for what it is now.
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 2016 and 2017 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. The 2018 Yes Typo I have has a stiffer flex so maybe on average the 18’s are better when it comes to being more damp at speed. The base is nothing special to write about but it keeps it’s speed rather well on a long flat cat track or traverse.
Uneven Terrain: Really easy to ride from first to last chair on a crowded Saturday. It deals with messy resort snow really well. Even though the 18 seems a bit stiffer it still performs about the same.
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: The 2016 and 2017 Yes Typo felt 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. The 2018 Yes Typo I own feels a little stiffer and it’s more like a true medium flex like a 2.75 or 3.
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 excels almost every where in the park. If it’s between the 16 or 17 on sale and the 18 I would go 18 because the stiffer flex is a little better for mountain riding.
YES Typo Past Reviews
2016 Yes Typo Review
YES Typo Specs
YES Typo Images
YES Company Information
YES Typo User Reviews
My first board
The Typo is my first board, my riding has improved 200% since owning this board. It's soo fun and easy to ride. I would recommend it to anyone considering buying their first board.
Love this board. I started snowboarding 25+ years ago. In the past 8 years I have been playing around on many different boards. After riding regular camber for years I first got a gnu street and gnu park pickle. I progressed much quicker and gained confidence in presses and spins but it felt unstable at speed. Got a k2 happy hour. Adequate but super boring. Next a gnu metal guru. A great well rounded board but seriously lacking in pop and can wash out on a hard carve at speed. Just picked up the yes typo. Loved it! In my humble opinion this board has the perfect camber and is the best do anything board I have ridden. Unbelievably fun! I am not a heavy guy so keep that in mind. Perfect flex for me. I dig it.
Great time on this board
This is a fun little board. Well, it's little because I sized down but also it has a softer flex. As a freerider I typically ride bigger stiffer boards but I realized that something was missing. Especially riding in the east (Ontario), my out-west-board just wasn't any fun because the runs are so short and flat here. So I bought the 2016 Yes Typo in a 155 and man is it ever fun. Nice quick turns, flexible for presses and butters. I felt the underbite catch a bit but it could have been I was just rusty. I'd forgotten how fun it was to rip tight turns and play around on the way down. I'd definitely recommend this, especially since the price is right.