List Price US $549
YES Basic Uninc 2022 Snowboard Review

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Riding Style All Mountain
Riding Level Intermediate - Expert
Fits Boot size (US) 8-10, 10-12
Manufactured in Dubai by SWS
Shape True Twin
Camber Profile Hybrid Camber
Stance Centered
Approx. Weight Feels Normal
Split No
Powder Good
Base Glide
Carving Great
Speed Good
Uneven Terrain Great
Switch Great
Jumps Great
Jibbing Good
Pipe Excellent
On Snow Feel

Stable

Turn Initiation

Fast

Skidded Turns

Semi-Easy

Flex

Medium

Buttering

Moderate

Edge Hold

Icy Snow

YES Basic Uninc 2022 Review by The Good Ride

Turn Ons/Swipe Right: Excellent Edge Hold, Great Pop, Stable, Twin with Set Back Inserts for powder.
Turn Offs/Swipe Left: Not Much. Limited Sizing. Will probably be gone next season.

Summary

The YES Basic Uninc is a hard gripping, stable poppy twin with a set back insert for powder. It’s a very versatile one board quiver, all conditions ride.

Ethics Statement: We don’t get paid by the manufacturer to write these reviews and this is our unfiltered opinion. We do make money from the “Where To Buy” links, but this is our best attempt at an honest and objective review from an average riders’ perspective.

Yes Basic Uninc Snowboard Review- How it rides and who it is for

YES Basic Uninc Review

How This Yes Basic Uninc Review Happened:

Borrowed this for an extended demo and sent it back and I liked it so much we asked to keep it (we only do this with our favorites).
Size: 158
Days: 5+ and more to come.
Conditions: Varied spring like conditions.
Riders: James (Size 9, 5’10” 185-190lbs)
Boots: Burton Kendo
Insoles: F.I.T. Gamechangers
Bindings: Union Atlas
Jacket: Burton AK Gore-Tex Pro 3L Tusk Jacket, Volcom TDF Infuse 3L Gore-Tex Jacket, Burton Banshee Gore-Tex Jacket
Pant: Burton AK Gore-Tex Pro 3L Hover Pant, Burton AK Gore-Tex 2L Swash Pant, Burton Gore-Tex Ballast Pant
Helmet: Smith Maze, Smith Vantage
Goggle: Smith IO Mag, Smith 4D Mag
Gloves: Burton AK Guide Glove, Burton AK Clutch Mitt, Burton AK Clutch Glove, Burton AK Tech Leather Glove, Burton AK Tech Glove, CG Habitats Glove, CG Habitats Work Glove, Drop Tahoma Mitt, Drop Cascade Glove, Drop Web Glove,

Similar Boards (but not the same): Korua Otto, Lib Tech Terrain Wrecker, Capita Mercury,YES NSB, Endeavor Pioneer, Jones Mountain Twin, Endeavor Ranger, K2 Manifest, Yes Typo, Jones Frontier, Ride Algorythm, Ride Wild Life, Yes Basic,

Set-Up: 21.5” Wide. 15 front -15 back. Centered.

Approximate Weight:

The YES Basic Uninc feels pretty middle ground.  (We don’t put in the exact weight because with wood cores there is no consistency in a boards weight)

Sizing

Here are some ideal US boot sizes for these YES Basic Uninc boards. You can of course go bigger or smaller but these work best for not turning the board slower than it should be and not having the dreaded Toe & Heel Drag.
149: 7-8
152: 7.5-8
158: 8.5-9.5
156w: 10-10.5

Shape/Camber/On Snow Feel/Ability Level

The YES Basic Uninc is a true twin so it feels very much like a centered mountain freestyle ride. The camber is a little more than most YES boards while still not being as much as their modern camber. It is stable bordering on the side being semi-locked in but can still skid turns well enough for intermediates. This is very much like the Globe NSB from 2020 only with more exaggerated camber as well as rocker. It is very consistent underfoot in all conditions you ride. It is a one footing and flat basing champ.

Yes Basic Uninc Camber Profile

Flex Personality/Pop/Buttering/Dampness

Yes has a very rubbery flex that doesn’t always pop as hard as some of its peers. The YES Basic Uninc still has that rubbery personality but a lot more pop than most YES boards. It is really fun to ollie but can still butter much easier on snow than you would think. This flex can get a little chattery in the tip/tail but it never gets cranky or unmanageable in varied terrain. It is a great all day ride.

Speed/Base Glid

The YES Basic Uninc Fast but not super fast base. It’s a little behind the Jones Mountain Twin but no slouch by any means when well waxed. You can go well above moderate mountain speed if you need to point it too without the board falling apart.

Edge Hold

There is really impressive grip and the YES Basic Uninc can hold in hard to icy snow with the best of them.

Turn Initiation

Fast but not twitchy. You have a pretty narrow board compared to many modern shapes with a pretty turny sidecut. I love how this transitions from edge to edge.

Turning Experience/Carving

When you commit to a turn the YES Basic Uninc has a lot of spring out of it and it can competently turn just about any radius you are into. It doesn’t seem like a lot of extra camber in comparison to other camrock boards in YES’s line but you really feel it on snow. It leans a little more towards across the groomer carves but can easily do long drawn out down the line s-turns.

Powder

So with a 22.5” stance width you can get 2.25” back on center of board with these set back inserts. You just need full sized discs so you can use these. If you have mini discs (except Rome’s) you can’t use them and essentially have a twin. Combine this with the decent rocker and you have a pretty easy floater for what this board is. The Standard is a touch better here but I prefer the extra pop/camber/faster turn so I’m ok with a touch less float.

Switch/Pipe/Jumps

The YES Basic Uninc goes either way just like a double ender should. It also is one of my first choices for pipe riding. Jibbing isn’t the strong point here but this can hit some big kickers. It doesn’t hate small air either though and actually really shined there for yours truly.

Conclusion

So get this and get it quick if it calls to you. It will probably be gone next season and next season will probably have a different offering. I love this board. It is like the Yes Globe NSB 2020 only with a little more camber and a little higher rocker after. The Globe NSB had better graphics for an older guy but the Basic Uninc has a better/poppier ride. I had an Uninc Back in the day and loved it. This has evolved a ton since the 2000’s and kept up well with the times.

 
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