YES. Hel Yes

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Ultra-responsive and light, this medium flexing deck earns its third consecutive Good Wood badge. Our testers were wooed by its versatility and liked that they could rally bigger lines and also lock in smaller tricks. This slightly directional deck has a setback stance for more float in the nose, and its tail sails in and out of turns faster than a salmon down stream. "This baby is just begging to be sent off rollers and stomped," a tester quipped. "Pop is the name of the game on the Hel Yes, and my landings felt super smooth and stable," she continued. The innards are made with a mix of Poplar and Bamboo woods, which helps keep things light and snappy, while the hybrid profile of camber in the center and rocker underfoot make it easy to ride. Our ladies loved it, with one proclaiming, "I fucking loved it, SO much fun!" As the go-to pro model for Helen Schettini, it could also make you scream hell yes, where ever you wander.
Length (cm)
146
149
152
155
Flex:  6/10
Camber: Hybrid--camber with early-rise nose and tail

Base:

Shape: Twin

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

Price: $499.00
Brand Name

Yes

Gender

Womens

Style

All Mountain

Product Type

Snowboard

Length

146, 149, 152, 155

Manufacturers URL

https://www.yesnowboard.com

Rad-Bad

Tester Quote: “This baby is just begging to be sent off side hits and rollers! Pop is the name of the game on the Hel Yes, and landings felt smooth and stable.”

Product Showroom

No

Tested-Approved

No

Good Wood

Yes

Bang For Your Buck

No

Gallery ID

1000328670

Featured-product

NO

Guide Year

2018

Tester Quote: "This baby is just begging to be sent off side hits and rollers! Pop is the name of the game on the Hel Yes, and landings felt smooth and stable."

Good Wood 2018 presented by evo.com

With hundreds of options available, how do you pick the best snowboard for you and your riding? The 2017-2018 Good Wood board test is a great place to start. Every board in here has been through rigorous rounds of testing in the environments it's intended for, and passed. Between the feature-filled freestyle terrain at Carinthia at Mount Snow in Vermont, and the rugged steeps of Snowbird, Utah, our eclectic and discerning testers rode and rated hundred of snowboards, ultimately concluding that these are the pinnacle of this season's freestyle and freeride offerings, respectively. Our crew is comprised of riders of riders of vastly varying sizes and backgrounds, with two commonalities: they're all experienced snowboarders with astute product knowledge. When a board stokes out the majority of this group, it means something. In addition to the park and all-mountain Good Wood accolades, we award two boards in each category with the “Bang for your Buck” designation, meaning they're the top-performers with the lowest price tags. Now in its 19th year, TransWorld SNOWboarding's Good Wood is the longest-running and most credible snowboard test on the planet.

How The Boards Are Scored

Shortly after ripping laps on each model, our testers score the board based on a comprehensive set of characteristics that include edgehold, pop, swingweight, turn initiation, stability, and flex. The scorecards for the park and all-mountain categories of the test each have unique and specific criteria designed to pinpoint the strengths and weakness of a snowboard in the setting respective to its category. Beyond the quantifiable scoring, we also ask testers to comments on each facet of the board's performance. These notes we refer to extensively when writing each review. Dive into the results and see what performed for our testers, then find what will work for you.