Originally Posted by ABC
The YES Basic is a fantastic board. But.... I think it was geared for the park. It's a true twin, but with a directional flex. The flex doesnt really make a difference, because flex wont do anything with the surface area in pow that prevents the true twin from sinking in. Its fantastic for groomers, etc resort stuff, but if your going YES. and they are a great company, I would get the PICK YOUR LINE. Good luck
The PYL is a pretty stiff board for a beginner. Something in between the Basic and the PYL is the Greats (Asym in 2014 lineup). If the OP is committed to Yes, the Greats is an all mountain killer that carves well and has plenty of pop for jumps.
As an aside, watching Romain De Marchi slaying it out there on a Basic is a treat. Not that the OP should take this to mean that he too can ride like Romain, more a testament to how good the pros are!