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YES Hel Yes 2014-2020 Snowboard Review

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Overall Rating Loved it!
Riding Style All Mountain
Riding Level Advanced - Expert
Fits Boot size (US) Women's
Manufactured in Dubai by SWS
Shape Directional
Camber Profile Hybrid Camber
Stance Setback -10mm
Approx. Weight Feels Normal
Powder Good
Turning Experience Great
Carving Great
Speed Great
Uneven Terrain Good
Switch Good
Jumps Great
Jibbing Average
Pipe Great
On Snow Feel


Turn Initiation


Skidded Turns






Edge Hold

Icy Snow

YES Hel Yes 2020 - 2014 Review by The Good Ride

The Yes Hel Yes Women’s Snowboard is great for intermediate to advanced riders that want that one board quiver that can do it all. It is a stable fun ride that can charge hard but isn’t too serious and rides great in icy conditions as well as powder.

The Yes Hel Yes is the first true women’s specific model in their line. Before the Hel Yes, there were smaller narrow mostly men’s boards but this is the first Women’s only board.  It’s great for those that want a board they can ride centered on groomers and set back on powder.  It’s also a strong board for those that often see harder conditions.

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The 2016-2018 Yes Hel Yes comes from SWS out of Dubai instead of GST from Austria because GST closed down.  It’s got a livelier core that’s a little more snappy and a little less stiff than before giving it a slightly mellowed ride that many will like. Now it borders on not being called an Aggressive Mtn ride and appeals to a wider variety of riders. The 2018 Yes Hel Yes didn’t change much or at all from the 2016-2017 models except the reference stance width narrowed a bit.

Size: 152
Days: 4+
Conditions: Groomers, Powder, Ice, all over the mountain with a variety of different conditions.
Riders: Steph
Boots: Vans Ferra
Bindings: Union Trilogy, Union Milan, Now Brigada

On Snow Feel: The Yes Hel Yes is a very stable and a tiny bit catchy like a camber board and it’s got an aggressive feel for those that like to carve hard when there is no powder and then surf powder when it dumps. It’s a fast fun freeride board that the women’s world could use.

Powder:  It has a slashy quick feel and when centered wouldn’t be too bad switch if you like mixing it up here and there. It’s pretty easy to turn in the trees, able to straight line chutes and make surfy slashes in steep wide open terrain. We are surprised that it only has a -10 mm set back but that is a setback on sidecut.  When looking to how the stance is set on the board you can see the set back on board is much more and more in line with most directional boards.

Turn Initiation and Carving: The Yes Hel Yes has a lot of camber going on between the feet to a little past the bindings and it makes for a fun snappy ride edge to edge.  It’s not going to be easy on you if you skid your turns but if you know how to carve you might love this board. It has the underbite on the side cut to give you added edge hold when carving as well.

Speed: This is a bomber board with almost man’s board type of speed. It’s a little more playful and less damp than the Women’s Jones Flagship but it’s also more friendly in uneven snow. It really bombs and the base glides just as well as it used to.

Uneven Terrain: The Hel Yes is a stiffer aggressive board but the flex does allow for someone who has to deal or likes to deal with bumps or end of the day crowded groomers with emerging moguls.

Edge Hold: The underbite on the sidecut does a good job of keeping your edge connected to the snow without feeling like it’s grabbing at the ice. It feels great in thicker snow and does not grab like aggressive Magnetraction.  So great for most conditions you want to ride and even some you don’t.

Flex: The 15 was Very aggressive but snappy flex that likes to pop and carve but it’s no butter board. However, the 16 Yes Hel Yes has a little more butterability and playfulness in the tip/tail than before and that carries over into the 2020 models too. It’s still no butter board but it’s a little easier to lean back on the tail on a powder day.

Switch: This directional board isn’t bad switch when it’s centered up and you would think it would be a lot worse but it isn’t. You feel it a little but it isn’t that much different from riding normal.

Jibbing: Not an ideal board for jibbing, I tried it and it was a lot of board for me on boxes and rails.

Pipe:  I really enjoyed this board in the pipe. With the great edge hold on the icy wall, and the stability when you are cruising up and landing it makes for a confident ride, although I would have preferred a smaller size, it still was a lot of fun in the pipe.

Jumps:  Super fun launching off a natural feature and it can spin a bit.  It’s not terrible landing switch either.  As far as the park it’s not a top choice but it’s very doable.

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YES Hel Yes 2014-2020 Snowboard Review SKU UPC Model

Hel YES 152

Dec 24, 2019 by Carrie Shields
Ability Level: Intermediate rider • 
Riding Style: All Mountain • 
Days You Ride A Year: 50+ • 
Height, Weight And Boot Size (for Boards, Boots & Bindings): 5'8", 165lbs 

Turn initiation is super quick and easy; don't really need to muscle the board around to start a turn.
Floats nicely in powder.
Rides easily through chop without transferring too much shake and bounce to legs and knees.
Holds an edge well in icy, hard-pack snow.
Nimble going through bumps, quick and easy to turn in the troughs between bumps.
Rides well in afternoon slush.
Handles the transition from sunny, slushy spots to shady, icy spots well.
Easy to maintain the edge angle on steep or icy areas.

Overall a really fun, confidence inspiring board that could pretty much do whatever I asked of it. Goldilocks board- not too stiff or too soft, not too poppy or rigid. Just right!

5.0 5.0 1 1 Turn initiation is super quick and easy; don't really need to muscle the board around to start a turn.Floats nicely in powder.Rides easily through chop without transferring too YES Hel Yes 2014-2020 Snowboard Review

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