Yes Emoticon Snowboard : Good Wood 2015 Reviews

Women’s Park Snowboards

The YES Emoticon. Send a real emoticon on big jumps and jibs this season with the deck that's new to Yes' stacked line. The true twin boasts a fresh design with edges that slightly dip in underfoot for increased edge control where you need it. The Camrock profile puts camber in the center and extends through the feet for solid, dependable pop, and rocker in nose and tail create buttery excellence.

Price: $399

Available Sizes: 143, 146, 149

Tester Comments

"This is a very balanced board. It feels good jumping, jibbing, and even in the pipe. I even double-dipped with it—had so much fun on it I took it out thrice!"

YES Emoticon Park Snowboard Review 2014-2015

Good Wood 2015 Snowboard Test Presented by

How do you pick the board that rides the way you want from the thousands of options out there? The answer: with the Good Wood 2015 Snowboard Test results. This year our 18 testers spent eight days hammering 400 boards through the park and pistes of Winter Park, Colorado. Each of these testers rides a little differently from one another, so there's something to be said when a board stokes out all who tried it. With the scores tallied for the 16th annual Good Wood, we present the best performing all-mountain and park boards of the year.

How The Boards Are Scored

Shortly after burning some laps on each board, our test crew inputs scores for 18 characteristics that measure the ride 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 often does break a deck or three. Once the winners are calculated, the testers are long gone, and the cardboard dust has settled from shipping, we package the tester feedback and send it to the brands involved, which they can use to help make better boards.