Yes Basic v Asym - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
SnowboardingForum.com is the premier Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-09-2014, 01:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Wombat401's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: South Lake
Posts: 12
Default Yes Basic v Asym

Well there is no snow in Tahoe right now but it will come. This leaves me lots of time to think about what board I want to be on when it does. I have been riding for 5 years and am comfortable with park and all mountain riding. I am 5'6" 140 lbs and ride a 147 Pickle.

I like speed, side hits woods and kickers. Rails are cool too but the Pickle is good for those. Looking for a bit more stable, faster board and have read lots of board reviews but really would like to demo before buying.

I live in South Lake and could demo the Basic but no one in the area seems to carry the Asym. Wondering how either of these boards would hold up to what I am looking for and what size to go with (150?) Also how does the Smokin Asym match up to the Yes.

Also rockin Union Atlas bindings. Could these carry over to the boards I am thinking about? Only gripe with them is I ride duck most days and the toe strap pulls my foot in...oh yeah and the stupid toe lean.
Wombat401 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-09-2014, 01:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
tonicusa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 746
Default

Just grab the YES Greats off of The Clymb. The Big City board is a lot of fun too. I find it quite playful compared to camber decks.
tonicusa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2014, 01:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 474
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wombat401 View Post
Well there is no snow in Tahoe right now but it will come.

I live in South Lake and could demo the Basic but no one in the area seems to carry the Asym. Wondering how either of these boards would hold up to what I am looking for and what size to go with (150?) Also how does the Smokin Asym match up to the Yes.

Also rockin Union Atlas bindings. Could these carry over to the boards I am thinking about? Only gripe with them is I ride duck most days and the toe strap pulls my foot in...oh yeah and the stupid toe lean.
I admire your optimism but I'm thinking this Winter is fast becoming a bust. Family day at Squaw yesterday...



Biggest difference between the Yes and the Smokin is the bend. Yes is Camrock, Smokin has rocker between the bindings. Smokin's asym is probably closer to Yes Asym rather than the basic. I ride Yes Greats board which is what their Asym was developed off, so not too different. Love it. Doesn't Porter's in Tahoe carry Yes boards? Also Tahoe Dave's has smokin boards to demo I believe.
scotty100 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2014, 02:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
Nivek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Mountains of Mordor
Posts: 6,275
Default

Coming from the Pickle and for what you want I'd say Basic. And you're thinking way to small on sizing. 54 for an all mountain board.
__________________
Snowboarding Is...

That thing I do to escape the world and have fun with my friend

Also, buy my things?
http://www.snowboardingforum.com/buy...ml#post1737634
Nivek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2014, 05:45 PM   #5 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Wombat401's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: South Lake
Posts: 12
Default

Thanks for the responses. I will demo the Basic and let you all know what I think. My first board was a 151 Santa Cruz it seemed a bit big for me to turn through the trees but I was a beginner and it had little to no technology.

Props to Scotty100 on the jpeg. Ha! Fallen Leaf Lake felt like summer the other day. Heavenly has decent fake snow for what its worth.
Wombat401 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2014, 05:59 PM   #6 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
tonicusa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 746
Default

The basic just doesn't quite rail like The Big City or The Greats. It's a fun bopping around board but I would not classify it as all mountain. These Yes boards are all so easy to ride grab one with some balls like the ASYM.

What is "toe lean"???
tonicusa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2014, 11:07 PM   #7 (permalink)
Member
 
jugeen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Hungary
Posts: 65
Default

Is the 160w asym wide enough for boot size 12 stance 22.5-23" and duck +15 -15?
jugeen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2014, 11:25 PM   #8 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
tonicusa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 746
Default

Definitely, its a 25.5 waist width.
tonicusa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2014, 06:29 PM   #9 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Wombat401's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: South Lake
Posts: 12
Default

Sorry I was getting that mixed up with the toe side lean of my boots. Old Burtons. Some of the newer model boots are fixing this I believe. The Union bindings are great I am just not at the point where I feel I have them dialed in. The toe straps pull my boots in (as stated before) and the toe straps and ratchets sometimes stick and are tough to undo. But hey I'd rather have that issue than the straps coming undone on me.
Wombat401 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2014, 06:55 PM   #10 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
Triple8Sol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Seattle
Posts: 4,059
Blog Entries: 2
Default

The Yes Asym is one that I really want to try someday, so I vote for that one.
__________________
15 NS Ripsaw . 14 NS Proto HD . 14 NS Cobra . 13 Gnu Space Case EC2 . 2013 Salomon Pow Snake
14 Now Drive . 13 Now IPO
14 Flow Hylite
Triple8Sol is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:23 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums