The 2014 Yes Trouble is a twin, has a massive shovel nose/tail for a twin, a good bit of camber between the feet and makes for an interestingly fun all mountain freestyle ride. We’d like to see more sizes but it seems that this specialty board isnt’ going to grow. You don’t find many narrow waist big nose/tail Twin boards like this and that makes it rather unique. So for the right rider it this could be a lot of all mountain freestyle fun. The 2014 Yes Trouble is from a new factory than last year, has better construction and more camber between the feet making this a little more board than it use to be.
Conditions: Hard snow with some softer snow here and there. Kind of a shitty day on the hill
Boots: Burton Imperial
Bindings: Burton Cartel
On Snow Feel: With The Yes Trouble you could always feel the camber in the mostly rocker profile but now that there is a little more camber you feel like you are riding a stable forgiving camber board.
Powder: No powder but that shovel nose/tail really floated on the older model so it should do the same or slightly less with the new GST made Trouble.
Turn Initiation and Carving: Very quick and fun edge to edge as well as making long drawn out turns. Carving is a lot more fun than the older model as well because there is much more pop out of the turn thanks to the extra camber.
Speed: Same great stable board for a twin of this size and shape.
Uneven Terrain: Very easy to deal with bumpy snow and I had no problem when I made a wrong turn into about 50 yards of moguls.
Edge Hold: Different side cut but same great edge hold that grips in any condition you want to ride. At the same time it doesn’t grab in softer snow.
Flex: The newer GST model seems to have a snappier flex and feel to it. Still easy to butter but not as easy as it use to be with the older models. I actually like this model better because of the snappier flex.
Switch: Perfect either way.
Jibbing: Didn’t really jib with this but it’s probably about the same.
Pipe: Really fun in the pipe and the extra camber made it a good time there. Drives well from wall to wall and it’s still pretty fogiving.
Jumps: Much better pop this year and it’s much more fun to ollie around the mountain on. It’s also fine in the park as well.
All in all this is a unique twin that could fit the right rider but most of us generally prefer the Jackpot over this. This would be better if you have size 9 and below boots and want a twin that floats really well in the deep stuff.
Riders: James, Peter, Jimbo, Kyle and a few others
Conditions: A few feet of powder to hard borderline icy snow.
Boots: Burton Ion, Burton Imperial, Burton SLX, Nike Kaiju, DC Judge
The Yes Trouble is one of the lesser known boards by their line but like most YES boards it’s a lot of fun. Both of the Trouble boards have a narrow waist and super long nose which makes for easy turning and fun all around riding.
On Snow Feel: The Trouble has a unique but stable feel to it. There is camber between the bindings and rocker that extends to a rather large square nose/tail. There seems to be a deeper side cut than other boards as well so it has a very small feel for a 158. It’s the kind of board that is great for normal to lighter riders and it likes to turn. It’s got a do anything feel but we were more at home with the mountain, pipe and jumps than the jib park.
Powder: Many Twins are pretty difficult in powder but this is one of the easier Twins to take on powder with. The massive nose/tail helps you comphensate for not really being able to set back your stance. So if you are small and like to take a switch/regular freestyle approach to the mountain then the Trouble will be a great powder board.
Turn Initiation: Very easy to turn. The Trouble is set up to turn easy and we found it stable but easy from edge to edge.
Carving: We all thought this would kind of suck with the small camber length but it did all right. Nothing to write home about but a little above average.
Speed: Not bad at all for a smaller twin. There is a fast base and a decent flex so the Trouble doesn’t chatter much if you want to point it. It’s no Pick Your Line but it’s pretty fun.
Uneven Terrain: The Trouble is no trouble in uneven terrain.
Approximate Weight- Not too heavy. We’d say it’s on the heavy side of light.
Edge Hold: The edge hold borders on excellent with the mellow magnetraction and hybrid camber. It has a really solid grip in hard snow that doesn’t feel like it’s grabbing too much in softer/thicker snow.
Flex: On the softer side of medium and pretty easy to butter.
Switch: The Trouble is a true twin.
Jibbing- Right on the boarder of being average but it’s pretty easy to hit mid level jib’s bonks and rails with.
Pipe: Pretty fun and almost borderline excellent. The edge hold is good for climbing the wall and the re-entry is forgiving. It drives pretty well from wall to wall too. It seems to adapt very well to the pipe and for some this could be a great board to take on the pipe daily with.
Jumps: It’s not terribly poppy though so if you like to ollie around the mountain it doesn’t compete with some of the more the lively boards. It’s more on the average to good side. Hitting kickers in the park is really fun though and it has an easy stable approach to hitting kickers. Like many flat to rocker or continuous rocker boards it’s not friendly if you land on your tail because it will just flop out.