YES Company Info

2019

PYL

TAPER THAT FLOATS AND HOLDS.

Tapered UnderBite delivers the directional drive and float of a tapered board without compromising edge hold or the ability to power out of turns. The PYL does all this in a more traditional width/length board. The Weightless core and natural dampening and snap provided by the ash veneer brings a refined, high-performance feel to this innovative, award-winning shape.

SIZES

  • 156

  • 159

  • 160W

  • 162

  • 165

PYL TECH

RIDERS
DCP, Morgan Hubert
LENGTHS
156, 159, 160W, 162, 165
SHAPE
Directional
OUTLINE
Tapered Underbite
BASE PROFILE
Directional Camrock 1-4-2
CORE
Weightless with Ash Veneer topsheet
GLASS
Triax
BASE MATERIAL
Sintered True

FLEX RATING 7/10

TAPERED UNDERBITE

OUTLINE

TAPERED UNDERBITE

Similar looking to “wings” or bumps on a surfboard, it functions a little different on snow. Each side the board’s effective edge is segmented into 3 distinct parts. Beginning at the nose, the sidecut is approx. 8 meters radius. At the front binding area, the edge steps inward by 2mm, the sidecut changes to approx. 7 meters and continues with that radius until the rear insert pack. Then, the edge steps in again 2mm and the sidecut tightens to approx. 6 meters. Traditional “tapered boards” take the full sidecut and pull the tail inward, which is away from the arc of your turn – this is why they tend to wash out under hard carving. The Tapered UnderBite corrects this by: 1) keeping the sidecut parallel to its corresponding one on the other side of the board. 2) Increasing the sidecut depth as you move towards the tail creating a corrective “hook” to the taper. The board blends into turns effortlessly, has the directional drive and float you’d expect from a tapered board, but it holds an edge and rockets out of turns like nothing else.

Weightless

CORE

WEIGHTLESS CORE

The weightless core strikes a critical balance between lightweight and strength. Using a lower density species of Poplar in areas that are not as structural and Paulownia in the areas that are, we’re able to shave precious weight off our beloved 420 and now the 20/20. This helps a board not only float, but “feel” floaty.

BASE PROFILE

DIRECTIONAL CAMROCK 1-4-2

DIRECTIONAL CAMROCK 4-4-2

BASE MATERIALS

SINTERED TRUE

Just like it says. Pellets or course powder is pressed until it forms a solid. There are several suppliers for our entire industry and they each have different codes for them, depending on the color and transparency. These codes can make it seem like you’re getting many different kinds and grades of sintered but they’re all pretty much the same as far as you and I will ever tell. True Sintered is harder and more expensive than extruded and it can be faster for those that ride aggressively fast. But to do that, it needs to be waxed and prepared for local conditions.

 

2018

PYL

TAPERED. REDEFINED.

For this year we switched out the core and added a structural veneer top sheet. The Weightless core and natural dampening and snap provided by the ash veneer brings a refined, high-performance feel to this truly innovative shape.

Tapered UnderBite delivers the directional drive and float of a tapered board without compromising edge hold or the ability to power out of turns. The PYL does all this in a more traditional width/length board.

$599.00 USD
SIZES

  • 156

  • 159

  • 160W

  • 162

  • 165

PYL TECH

RIDERS
DCP, Benji Ritchie
LENGTHS
156,159,160W, 162,165
SHAPE
Directional
OUTLINE
Tapered Underbite
BASE PROFILE
Directional Camrock 4-4-2
CORE
Weightless
GLASS
Triax
BASE MATERIAL
Sintered True

FLEX RATING 4.5 / 5

TAPERED UNDERBITE

OUTLINE

TAPERED UNDERBITE

Similar looking to “wings” or bumps on a surfboard, it functions a little different on snow. Each side the board’s effective edge is segmented into 3 distinct parts. Beginning at the nose, the sidecut is approx. 8 meters radius. At the front binding area, the edge steps inward by 2mm, the sidecut changes to approx. 7 meters and continues with that radius until the rear insert pack. Then, the edge steps in again 2mm and the sidecut tightens to approx. 6 meters. Traditional “tapered boards” take the full sidecut and pull the tail inward, which is away from the arc of your turn – this is why they tend to wash out under hard carving. The Tapered UnderBite corrects this by: 1) keeping the sidecut parallel to its corresponding one on the other side of the board. 2) Increasing the sidecut depth as you move towards the tail creating a corrective “hook” to the taper. The board blends into turns effortlessly, has the directional drive and float you’d expect from a tapered board, but it holds an edge and rockets out of turns like nothing else.

Weightless

CORE

WEIGHTLESS CORE

The weightless core strikes a critical balance between lightweight and strength. Using a lower density species of Poplar in areas that are not as structural and Paulownia in the areas that are, we’re able to shave precious weight off our beloved 420 and now the 20/20. This helps a board not only float, but “feel” floaty.

BASE PROFILE

DIRECTIONAL CAMROCK 4-4-2

DIRECTIONAL CAMROCK 4-4-2

BASE MATERIALS

SINTERED TRUE

Just like it says. Pellets or course powder is pressed until it forms a solid. There are several suppliers for our entire industry and they each have different codes for them, depending on the color and transparency. These codes can make it seem like you’re getting many different kinds and grades of sintered but they’re all pretty much the same as far as you and I will ever tell. True Sintered is harder and more expensive than extruded and it can be faster for those that ride aggressively fast. But to do that, it needs to be waxed and prepared for local conditions.

 

2017

PYL

WHEN DOES A TAPERED BOARD NOT ACT LIKE ANY OTHER TAPERED BOARD?

Tapering a board is a classic tool in a free-ride designer’s tool chest. Pulling the tail width in narrower than the nose helps with floatation in powder and stability at speed. Problem is, they tend to wash-out or can be overpowered on the exit of turns.

We really like to turn. David really loves to turn. Turning is fun. So we came up with a way to fix it. Tapered UnderBite segments the Pick Your Line’s sidecut into three equal lengths. Each of these lengths step inward by a couple mm’s while remaining parallel to the corresponding side. Because the sidecut remains parallel and is not actually tapered (or “pulled-in”), the edges remain fully engaged with the snow when under power. We also tweak the dimensions of each segment so that it gets more aggressive towards the tail.

You get the same directional drive and float you expect from a tapered board, but with incredible edge hold and a lively snap out of every turn.

$599.00
SIZES

  • 156

  • 159

  • 160W

  • 162

  • 165

PYL TECH

RIDERS
DCP, Benji Ritchie
LENGTHS
156,159,160W, 162,165
SHAPE
Directional
OUTLINE
Tapered Underbite
BASE PROFILE
Directional Camrock 4-4-2
CORE
Weightless + Carbon PowerDrive
GLASS
Triax
BASE MATERIAL
Sintered True

FLEX RATING 4.5 / 5

Tapered Underbite

OUTLINE

TAPERED UNDERBITE

Similar looking to “wings” or bumps on a surfboard, it functions a little different on snow. Each side the board’s effective edge is segmented into 3 distinct parts. Beginning at the nose, the sidecut is approx. 8 meters radius. At the front binding area, the edge steps inward by 2mm, the sidecut changes to approx. 7 meters and continues with that radius until the rear insert pack. Then, the edge steps in again 2mm and the sidecut tightens to approx. 6 meters. Traditional “tapered boards” take the full sidecut and pull the tail inward, which is away from the arc of your turn – this is why they tend to wash out under hard carving. The Tapered UnderBite corrects this by: 1) keeping the sidecut parallel to its corresponding one on the other side of the board. 2) Increasing the sidecut depth as you move towards the tail creating a corrective “hook” to the taper. The board blends into turns effortlessly, has the directional drive and float you’d expect from a tapered board, but it holds an edge and rockets out of turns like nothing else.

Carbon PowerDrive

CORE

CARBON POWERDRIVE 2.0

We’ve re-designed the PowerDrive core from last year evolving the original idea into what we call Carbon PowerDrive. The Optimistic begins with the same Poplar and Bamboo core featured on the Standard and TDF. The PYL begins with a lighter weight Poplar and Paulownia composition. On both models, we then mill two custom programmed channels about 30mm in from the edge, running parallel to the sidecut.

Inserted into these channels are pre-bent bamboo stringers wrapped in carbon. The end result is a highly responsive core that precisely matches and compliments the outline of each board. From intuitive turn initiation, solid edge hold and explosive release, the PowerDrive core is constantly active.

BASE PROFILE

DIRECTIONAL CAMROCK 4-4-2

Directional Camrock 4-4-2

BASE MATERIALS

SINTERED TRUE

Just like it says. Pellets or course powder is pressed until it forms a solid. There are several suppliers for our entire industry and they each have different codes for them, depending on the color and transparency. These codes can make it seem like you’re getting many different kinds and grades of sintered but they’re all pretty much the same as far as you and I will ever tell. True Sintered is harder and more expensive than extruded and it can be faster for those that ride aggressively fast. But to do that, it needs to be waxed and prepared for local conditions.

 

2016

Pick Your Line

The 016 Pick Your Line has actually taken a while to develop. The release of UnderBite two years ago opened up a Pandora’s box of ideas, each one better suited for specific type of terrain or approaches. This eventually led to the PYL.

The Tapered UnderBite is unlike any outline ever used on a snowboard. The board blends into turns effortlessly, has the directional drive and float you’d expect from a tapered board, but it holds an edge and rockets out of turns like nothing else.

To power this incredible chassis we dropped the Carbon PowerDrive core. Custom milled channels in the core are fitted with Bamboo rods wrapped in carbon, creating inner core tension that is perfectly matched to the sidecut of each length. The new Carbon PowerDrive core amplifies rider input into powerful rail-to-rail transitions and explosive turns.

RIDERS: DCP, Benji Ritchie
LENGTHS: 156, 159, 160W, 162, 165
SHAPE: Directional
OUTLINE: NEW! Tapered UnderBite
FLEX: 4.5/5
BASE PROFILE: Directional Camrock 4-4-2
CORE: Weightless + Carbon PowerDrive
GLASS: Triax
BASE MATERIAL: Sintered True

AVAILABLE SIZES:
Pick Your Line 156 Pick Your Line 159 Pick Your Line 161 Wide Pick Your Line 164 Pick Your Line 165

OUTLINE
Tapered UnderBite:
Similar looking to “wings” or bumps on a surfboard, it functions a little different on snow. Each side the board’s effective edge is segmented into 3 distinct parts. Beginning at the nose, the sidecut is approx. 8 meters. At the front binding area, the edge steps inward by 2mm, the sidecut changes to approx. 7 meters and continues with that radius until the rear insert pack. Then, the edge steps in again 2mm and the sidecut tightens to approx. 6 meters. Traditional “tapered boards” take the full sidecut and pull the tail inward, which is away from the arc of your turn – this is why they tend to wash out under hard carving. The Tapered UnderBite corrects this by 1, keeping the sidecut parallel to it’s corresponding one on the other side of the board and 2, increasing the sidecut depth as you move towards the tail creating a corrective “hook” to the taper. The board blends into turns effortlessly, has the directional drive and float you’d expect from a tapered board, but it holds an edge and rockets out of turns like nothing else.

 

2015
PICK YOUR LINE

Early season nipple-deep Hokkaido pow, BC pillow-lines and Alaskan spines. DCP packs this one board in his bag and rips it all. The PYL has been tried and tested, refined and dialed for big moves on a big canvas. Hyper responsive with tip to tail carbon stringers, it maintains crud-plowing stability from its beech-railed core and beautiful veneer topsheet. Underfoot a blazingly fast, stone-ground sintered base get’s you up and planning fast, and ready to clear the nastiest of bergschrunds.

SHAPE: Directional
BASE PROFILE: Directional Camrock
OUTLINE: Radial Sidecut.
CORE: The PYL
GLASS: Triax top, biax bottom
BASE: Stone ground, die-cut, Sintered 2000
YES Pick Your Line 2014

PICK YOUR LINE

This year the PYL gets a makeover with full wood veneer topsheet, updated Beechwood and Poplar core and carbon stringers. A slightly directional shape and minimal tapered tail keeps it floating without limiting DCP’s options to throw park-like freestyle hucks on his backcountry canvas.

  • SHAPE: Directional
  • BASE PROFILE: 4mm Nose, 4mm Camber, 2mm Tail
  • OUTLINE: Directional , DISRUPTED SIDECUT
  • CORE: 4. Poplar core with Beechwood rails & Impact Blocks
  • GLASS: Triax Top, Biax Bottom , Carbon Stringers
  • BASE: Die-cut sintered 2000

RIDER:
DCP
Pick Your Line 161  Pick Your Line 161 wide  Pick Your Line 157  Pick Your Line 155
“It seems like this board goes where I think I want him to go. I just pick a line, and he will hold it down in any kind of terrain and snow conditions. But of course, powder is his favourite.”
– DCP
YES Pick Your Line 2013

PICK YOUR LINE

THE POWER AND THE GLORY.

The Pick Your Line is what DCP has been using to pull rank on the rest of us for a couple of years now. A directional shape loaded with Freeride Camrock, this board is deadly enough to tackle legitimate lines and handle speed with authority, yet nimble enough to smash pillows and rip tree runs with cat-like reflex.

  • RIDE: All Mountain + Pow
  • CONTACT: Directional CamRock
  • FLEX: Med/Stiff + Directional
  • OUTLINE: Directional +Tragna Maction
  • BASE: Sintered, Die-Cut Base
  • GLASS: Triax + Carbon
  • CORE: FSC Poplar + Beech
  • SIDEWALLS: ABS sidewalls

YES Pick Your Line 2012

Pick Your Line

Very few people can follow DCP’s lines, but the PYL gives you a fighting chance. This is YES.’s true directional board, designed to charge natural terrain weather it’s early season Whistler tree-runs, fluted Alaska faces or Hokkaido pillow lines.

The Board

  • Directional
  • Freeride Camrock
  • Med flex

The Ride

  • Big mountain, big lines, creative charging.
  • Holds through crud.
  • Floats when it’s deep.

The Rider

Pick Your Line 167 Pick Your Line 163 Pick Your Line 159 Pick Your Line 157 Pick Your Line 155 Pick Your Line 154

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