Helen Schettini has become one of the most successful freeride snowboarders of our time. The legend herself, had a helping hand in designing this powerhouse of a board. The yES Hel Yes Snowboard has established itself as one of the best freeride boards on the market with directional camber profile for float in powder and the signature UnderBite shape for enhancing edge control. Poplar and paulownia wood give this board incredible pop and a lightweight feel while bamboo inserts yield responsiveness and control to navigate through the gnarliest of lines. A speed hungry Sintered True base rounds out the Hel Yes out for a life changing ride experience that you can't afford to miss.
Directional CamRock 2-3-2 – Rocker in the tail, camber underfoot, and raised rocker in the nose for float in powder.
Flex Rating: 6 – (1 Soft - 10 Stiff)
UnderBite – UnderBite edges re-distribute a rider’s weight in such a way that it enhances turning ease and edge hold. Creating divots inward at the binding area reduces and disrupts the surface area of the edge that has contact with the snow while the board is turning. This increases the edge pressure by distributing your weight/energy in the areas where you need it - from the binding out, and through the center of the board where the carving arc is taking place. This segmentation of the sidecut into 3 key zones focuses your body weight onto areas that initiate, hold and release turns.
Poplar/Bamboo/Paulownia – Creating a lighter, more responsive core than the Full Poplar. The Poplar + Bamboo uses the same durable core, lightens it up by replacing 30% of the Poplar with Paulownia and then inserts two bamboo stringers down the full length for added pop and response.
Sintered True – Pellets or course powder is pressed until it forms a solid. There are several suppliers for our entire industry and they each have different codes for them, depending on the color and transparency. These codes can make it seem like you’re getting many different kinds and grades of sintered but they’re all pretty much the same as far as you and I will ever tell. True Sintered is harder and more expensive than extruded and it can be faster for those that ride aggressively fast. But to do that, it needs to be waxed and prepared for local conditions.