YES. Greats UnInc.

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YES. hit the nail on the head with the Greats UnInc. Although some young guns didn’t make the connection, our veteran testers were amped on the throwback graphic and couldn’t wait to take it for a spin. Once spun, all testers had a blast first turns to last. “I could have ridden this snowboard all day,” one said. “It was so flexy and fun, yet super responsive and held a killer edge at all speeds.” Speaking of speed, the sintered base was made for it. The flex profile might be a bit stiff for riders solely looking for easy butters and presses, but it was dubbed “perfect” in multiple categories by more aggressive park rats. The asymmetric twin shape gives tighter sidecut to the heel edge to smoothen carve transitions, and there’s even a heelside carbon stringer to balance the overall flex. According to one, “This board is very well suited for park riding and would also be a solid choice for an all-mountain board. It’s stable, poppy, and butters and maneuvers well due to a medium torsional flex.” For those who don’t know UnInc, it was Burton’s short-yet-sweet stint (2005 to 2009) letting core riders take the wheel on unique board design and brand direction. Any of these names ring a bell? Danny Davis, Gigi Ruff, DCP, Romain De Marchi, JP Solberg, and Mikkel Bang now ride for YES.

Length (cm) – Sidecut Radius (m) – Waist Width (cm)

152 – 6.2/6.7 – 24.7
154 – 6.4/6.9 – 24.9
156 – 6.6/7.1 – 25.1
158 – 6.8/7.3 – 25.3

Flex: 7/10

Camber: Camrock (Camber in the middle, rocker toward the tips.)

(Flex is not standardized and differs by brand. The rating here is the best estimate of the board’s flex.)

(Sidecut Radius: Assuming a board arced the tightest turn possible to make a complete circle, the sidecut radius would be the distance between the direct center of that circle and its rim, in meters. A board with a deeper sidecut would have a smaller radius and would generally make tighter turns. As the radius number increases, a board can be expected to make wider turns. Multiple numbers on the same length board means the radius is blended.)

Price: $519.00
Brand Name

Yes

Product Type
Style

Park

Gender

Mens

Length

152, 154, 156, 158

Sidecut

Length (cm) – Sidecut Radius (m) – Waist Width (cm)

Manufacturers URL

https://www.yesnowboard.com

Rad-Bad

Tester Quote: “You can get super buttery, but it’s also stable and easy to manage in variable conditions.”

Product Showroom

No

Tested-Approved

No

Good Wood

Yes

Bang For Your Buck

No

Guide Year

2017

Tester Quote: "You can get super buttery, but it's also stable and easy to manage in variable conditions."

Good Wood 2017 Presented by evo.com

With hundreds of snowboards out there, how do you pick the best deck perfectly suited to the way you ride? Drop into our 2016-2017 Good Wood Board Test for the winning snowboards of the season. Our 30 unique testers spent eight days riding and rating more than 300 boards at Carinthia Parks of Mount Snow, Vermont, and the pistes and glades of Aspen Mountain, Colorado, and came to the consensus that these are the best boards. Each tester rides differently, so there's something to be said when a board stokes all who tried it. We’ve done away with the old price groupings and instead highlighted the two top-scoring boards in each category with the lowest prices and awarded them “Bang for your Buck” badges of approval. Now in its 18th year, our TransWorld SNOWboarding Good Wood test is the longest running and most prestigious board test on the planet.

How The Boards Are Scored

Shortly after shredding laps on each board, our testers input scores for different characteristics that measure each deck on a sliding scale. The Park and All-Mountain scorecards each have different criteria to pinpoint the strengths and weakness of each snowboard. We don't cut the boards open and examine the details, but the crew may have broken a deck or two… Go on, dive into the results and see all the winners.