Board Of The Month: YES Great Dudes Of History

PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

YES Great Dudes Of History ($449)

One For The Books

Einstein, MLK, JFK, Lincoln, Lennon, Haile Selassie I-these were great dudes of history. DCP, RDM, Solberg-these are great dudes of snowboard history. They’ve carved their way into it with their riding, and now with their board company. The proof is in this experimental deck from their brand, YES. The GDOH series is built with an asymmetrical twin shape for better bio fit, mini serrated edges for extra bite in crusty conditions, and added carbon fibers for rigidity and pop. It has camber underfoot and rocker in the tips, with a screaming-fast, partially recycled base. As far as the graphic inspiration, designer Chris Prosser explains, “It just started with people who we really wanted to see on snowboards. People that had to stand up and say, ‘Yes.’ Yes we can, revolutionaries.”

Available Lengths: 149, 152, 154, 156, 159, 162

Shape: Asymmetrical true twin, with a shorter heelside edge.

Camber: Camber between the feet, rocker in the tip and tail.

Ideal Terrain: Intermediate to advanced park and all-mountain terrain.