List Price US $399
YES Emoticon 2015-2019 Snowboard Review

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Overall Rating Loved it!
Riding Style All Mountain Freestyle
Riding Level Beginner - Expert
Fits Boot size (US) Women's
Manufactured in Dubai by SWS
Shape True Twin
Camber Profile Hybrid Camber
Stance Centered
Approx. Weight Feels Normal
Powder Good
Turning Experience Good
Carving Good
Speed Good
Uneven Terrain Great
Switch Great
Jumps Great
Jibbing Good
Pipe Great
On Snow Feel

Stable

Turn Initiation

Fast

Skidded Turns

Semi-Easy

Flex

Medium/Soft

Buttering

Easy

Edge Hold

Icy Snow

YES Emoticon 2019 - 2015 Review by The Good Ride

The Yes Emoticon took the Yes Basic and shrunk it down for women.  It’s got that same design as the Basic that gives you a lot of all mountain to freestyle versatility at an affordable entry-level price. Not much changed from 2017 to 2019 with the Yes Emoticon except the reference stance width was narrowed a bit across the line with 2018 and the 2019 rocker/camber/rocker profile mellowed a bit from 4/4/4 to 3/2/3. It’s going to be a very subtle difference but overall, it rides very much the same as before.

Yes Emoticon 2015-2019 Snowboard Review

The Yes Emoticon’s camber profile allows the board to ride the same way in every condition out there without changing it’s stability or overall personalty on you.  That’s an intangible bonus that not many boards out there have in the hybrid rocker or rocker world.

Approximate Weight:  Feels Normal to bordering on light.

On Snow Feel:  The Yes Emoticon is stable like a camber board but catch-free.  It’s an easy board to one foot off the chair and an easy board to get through long flat runs or cat tracks.

Turn Initiation: Quick and easy edge to edge.  It’s a very easy board to turn.

Flex:   Kind of medium between the feet but pretty soft in the tip/tail.  It makes for buttering that is incredibly easy.  It’s so easy that some might not like it and others will take a little while to get used to. It’s probably the only thing I wish they could fix.  It would be great if it was a little stiffer.

Edge Hold:   The sidecut is unique.  It’s got 2 disruptions at each binding so 4 waves per edge that grips really well for it’s flex. At the same time, it’s not too grabby either in softer snow.

Powder:   There is more volume in the nose and less volume in the tail so when you are in powder it has a better directional float.

Carving:   So if it wasn’t for the softer flex this would be a great carver but it can still lay into a really fun carve that will take you back uphill.

Speed:   It’s not a bomber board and get’s chattery. For an extruded base it keeps it’s speed well and doesn’t have to be waxed too much which is a plus for an entry level board.  Extruded bases are slower than sintered bases but extruded bases are tougher and don’t have to be waxed as much.

Uneven Terrain:   Very easy to deal with the end of the day crowded resort snow.

Switch:   Pretty easy either way.

Jumps:   Nice springy ollies and it’s fun hitting kickers in the park or finding things to launch off on the mountain.

Jibbing:   Very easy jib board and it’s confidence inspiring.

Pipe:   If you keep the edges sharp and don’t jib the Emoticon is a pretty fun pipe board.  It’s really forgiving and has enough edge hold to for sure ride pipe.

All in all, this is a very fun all mountain freestyle to freestyle board that has a soft and playful ride without being loose between the feet.

 
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Very fun board to ride!

Jan 26, 2016 by Sandy
Ability Level: Intermediate to Expert • 
Riding Style: All mountain playing • 
Days You Ride A Year: 25 • 
Height, Weight And Boot Size (for Boards, Boots & Bindings): 163cm, 65kg, 39 EU 

This board is an upgrade to my older Ride, camber and stiffer board. I just loved every minute on it! It was so fun to ride, playful and hard enough when I wanted to push my turns and go faster. Very easy to flats, very easy to turn, nice catch to harder snow. I did my first butters on it. Generally gave me so much confidence when I wanted to go faster. It was pretty stable and never gave me up with unpredictable catch or swinging tale. The only cons I found on it was that it was running a bit deep off piste and wasn't very fast, but not significantly. All in all I had an amazing time with my new board. It felt so much positively different, stable and responsive than my previous board, that I would definatelly recommend it to someone looking for a board to have fun all day long on the ski resort!


5.0 5.0 1 1 This board is an upgrade to my older Ride, camber and stiffer board. I just loved every minute on it! It was so fun to ride, playful and hard enough when I wanted to push my turns YES Emoticon 2015-2019 Snowboard Review

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