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Old 04-15-2012, 05:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I wrote previously on this forum asking for a board that would allow me to groom down slopes, do ground tricks(butters), and maybe start to do things like rails. And many of you left different suggestions and I narrowed it down to two. The gnu cc and the yes basic. I personally like the yes basic better because of its sick, simple design. I understand many of you love the gnu cc, but could I get by with the yes basic or is the gnu THAT much better? Could you please help me disitinguish the differences so that I can order my first board ever? Thanks a ton!

Also could you reccomend some bindings?
Also I'm thinking about boots with the boa tech thing. What do you think about those?
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Old 04-15-2012, 06:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The CC is not the better board but has a different concept. The main difference between the two boards is the camber profile. The YES has rocker in tip and tail and a mild camber section between the feet. The CC is the other way round. Both concepts are good, it comes down to personal preference. I prefer the YES (I own three of their boards) because I find it to be more forgiving overall and better in powder while being just as stable at higher speeds.
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Old 04-15-2012, 09:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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CC has magnetraction. It is also very simular to the skate banana. I rode a 159 CC about a month ago in 24 inches of powder and had a great day on it. Good float in the powder and solid landings. I haven't riden a Yes board so no pinion on them. The CC is Made in the USA.
What lenght are you looking to get?
Looks like yes boards have a deeper sidecut radius.

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Old 04-16-2012, 12:52 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I was actuallyn hoping you guys could help me with the board length as well. I'm 5'7 145 lbs and boot size 9.5. Would a board ranging from 154-157 be okay? Does it make that big of a difference? What are the pros and cons?

I heard some great things about magnetractionn, however, i dont know if it matters or not, but I am most likely not going to be boarding a lot in pow. Shouldl that effect my choice between the two boards?
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Old 04-16-2012, 03:25 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I was actuallyn hoping you guys could help me with the board length as well. I'm 5'7 145 lbs and boot size 9.5. Would a board ranging from 154-157 be okay? Does it make that big of a difference? What are the pros and cons?

I heard some great things about magnetractionn, however, i dont know if it matters or not, but I am most likely not going to be boarding a lot in pow. Shouldl that effect my choice between the two boards?
I own a GNU Carbon Credit 153 and a Yes Great Dudes 154, which, to me is a souped up, stiffer, version of the Yes Basic. You'll have a lot of fun and no problem riding either board in any condition. If you're leaning toward the Yes, by all means, go buy it, you're not missing out on anything with the GNU....unless you ride crappy, icy conditions, then the GNU may be a little bit better, but not markedly enough where it should change your opinion. Also, I believe the YES still has a sintered base, if it does, the Yes wins.

As far as sizing goes. 154-157 at your weight is just dandy for all mountain riding, if that's what you are trying to do.

Uh, what kind of riding are you trying to do?

edit: for possible sintered base on yes basic
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Old 04-16-2012, 06:58 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I own a Gnu CC 153 and this past season I had a ride on my friend's YES Jackpot (similar to the Basic).

I'm actually considering getting a Basic to replace my CC. Like the poster said above, the 2 board profiles are night and day and it comes down to your preference. The CC is reverse camber between the bindings and flat from the bindings to the tip/tail. The board feels very forgiving and turns very easily. The downside to this design is instability at speed, especially on harder surfaces. The board feels like it wants to rotate about the center.

The YES camrock profile is camber between the bindings then rocker thereafter. I prefer this profile. You get the stability of camber with the milder and shortened camber, but you still get the forgiveness of the rocker profile. On my other camrock board (Nidecker Megalight), I found that if I brought my knees together I could initiate a turn very easily, probably due to the action causing the cambered between the bindings to become flat.

The last thing is the magnetraction. If you ride in a place with icy or hard conditions, it's awesome to have.

As for size, I'm 5'10" 145lbs. My CC is 153 and for my purposes (no park, no jibbing, groomers, pow), I would have gotten a longer one. Currently considering a 155 Basic.

Don't think you can go wrong with either board though.
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All i want to do is mostly groom and carve down the slopes and do ground tricks,(butters). Maybe some rails, jibs, and jumps.. I can't imagine myself going off those big jumps, so nothing too serious. Please let me know what size i should get soon, because i want to order it soon! The yes Basic come in 150,155, and 157. I personally like the color of the 157 more than the 155... could I get away riding the 157 or should I just go with the 155? But if you guys think the 155 would be perfect for me, I can deal with it(: I am 146 pounds and shoe size is 9.5 and I am 5'7. Thank you so much!

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The 150 or 155 based on weight. 155 will be a little more versatile and the 150 will be more for park.
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:42 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I just bought a Yes Basic 155 on saturday and took it out on sunday. I took it down groomers and some powder runs. Also took it on a run through the park and did a couple jumps and rails. I like the board a lot. I haven't rode an GNU CC so I can't tell you how to compares. I think if you buy it you won't be disappointed. I don't know what bindings to recommend because I'm looking for bindings myself. I rode it with Burton Customs because I had a pair lying around. Unfortunately I couldn't use my Mavalvittas because they are EST.
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