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|01-22-2014 03:25 PM|
Originally Posted by Oldman View Post
|01-22-2014 03:03 PM|
You put me on the spot.
Overall impression which is key to the following comments; they are both excellent decks, but very different in how they excel.
My experience to this point on the two boards is as follows:
Rossi OneMag: If you are looking for a deck that can "lock" up a carve like a fully cambered deck can, but don't want the fear of getting bit when you get lazy ( anyone who has ridden full camber will know that sudden "am I going down" feeling when you hook an edge), the Rossi with the raised tip and tail is a great choice. As expected with the aggressive MT, this deck will really bite when the conditions get soft ( spring conditions ) and must be ridden accordingly. However, when the "cement" shows up, it is the only ride in town. Being a directional twin, you can easily have fun riding switch if you are centred up on the board. You can really play around on this board. Set the bindings back and it will do OK in the white room.
YES PYL: I have been really impressed with this deck. It too will "lay down a line" but does it with a different feel. The MT is very, very mellow on this board, no where near as aggressive as on the Rossi. Where the Rossi is a directional twin, the PYL is a tapered directional board that makes switch not so fun. With the set back, you ride a little more off the back foot and the general ride is just a little looser than the Rossi. Where the PYL shines is when the powder shows up. The shovel nose and the taper let you ride powder with ease. As a true directional board, the level of playfulness is not as high as the Rossi
Now, if I could only ride one.
If the majority of my riding was icy hard pack groomers and I did not venture off in search of powder stashes it would be the Rossi based on the solid, secure style of ride it provides. I ride east coast and it is superb for those conditions. If "playing around" and riding switch are important, this is the one to go with
If I was lucky enough to live Interior West where soft and dry is more the norm, the PYL is my pick. Those conditions do not require the aggressive MT of the Rossi and the likely hood of powder is far greater and here the PYL shines. But remember this board only likes it "one way"; not so much "playing around" here.
I have the luxury of owning both decks, but with my experience on both of them, to have to choose one would be determined strictly on what the conditions are for the majority of my riding.
Did I answer your question?
|01-22-2014 11:04 AM|
|Pljudson||Cant go wrong with a custom x|
|01-22-2014 10:53 AM|
Yes Ply or Rossi OneMag
Originally Posted by Oldman View Post
Rossi OneMag or Yes PLY
|01-22-2014 05:59 AM|
I finally decided on the YES PYL.
At the end the price was the reason because all of my favourite boards had nearly the same reviews and were recommended by a lot of people.
So thanks for all the advice. Was really appreciated and helped a lot.
|01-21-2014 07:22 PM|
|JVee||You might want to check out a company called Marhar from Michigan as well. These guys are hand crafting some incredible boards? Has anyone ridden the Slash Straight as an every day board as well? PYL graphic was 2015 looks incredible as I'm sure the ride is|
|01-21-2014 04:38 PM|
The funny thing is, I`ve asked bevor like 10 people if I should get a wide normal board. 5 said wide, 5 normal.
So far I had as rental boards some in wide and some regular and I felt more comfortable on wide boards.
Thats why I am sticking to wide boards so far if it is like the YES in a range of under 1cm
|01-21-2014 03:44 PM|
Don't worry about your height.
I'm 200 lbs. wearing a size 11 Burton Tribute and I'm riding a YES PYL 161, and love it. Floats great in the pow and rides like a dream on everything else.
If you are 175 lbs. and a size 11, I see no reason why you need a Wide board.
|01-21-2014 03:37 PM|
So far my favourites are the Ride Highlife and the YES PYL because they seem to be a little bit more forgiving than the Flagship.
And I really want a camber oder hybrid camper this time. I love my Skate but sometimes I just dont want to play.
But I am not sure if the YES PYL 161w would by suitable for my weight and height and for the Highlife I can`t really decide between the 159w or 163w.
And thanks everybody for your help!
|01-21-2014 01:38 PM|
|Oldman||I strongly recommend the YES. PYL. I am riding last years model this season and have found it to be an outstanding freeride board that will excel in the white room should such a day arrive. Being a directional tapered board, switch is not a strength, but if that is not an issue, then check it out.|
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