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Old 02-05-2013, 08:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 2012/13 yes pick your line review

OK. I suck at reviews. This is the second request from a forum member for a review. So i thought I would cut and paste a response I sent to a member giving my opinion on the Pick Your Line 159. I don't have the time or expertise to get any more specific:

I was out cruising around today in Banff on the PYL. I think 159 is plenty long enough. When I initially bought it I was somewhat disappointed. I proceeded to change out the bindings to Now IPO's and set the front foot back a little. That really improved the feel and responsiveness of the board. You have to remember that I am an intermediate rider with no park experience. I have ridden a K2 Fatbob (my board from the 90's), my friends Libtech Travis Rice Pro, a Libtech Attack Banana, Jones Hovercraft and the PYL. I like it alot better than the Attack Banana which used to be my main board so that is a good thing. The PYL plows through crud very, very nicely. Its good in pow (but nothing like my Hovercraft). It carves very nicely and definately holds an edge. Have not blown out yet. It is a fairly fast board. Am I completely blown away by the board? Does it feel like an extention of my body? The answer would be no. I would give it a 7.5 out of 10. I have the cash to buy other boards so its not the end of the world. It will remain in my quiver. It is a board that grows on you for sure. I almost have it dialed in and certainly don't feel like I need to run out and get another board. My next board will probably be either a Never Summer Cobra, a Gnu Billy Goat or a Travis Rice Pro. Each of these have had numerous reviews and there are few haters. Very few reviews on the PYL. I took a chance on the PYL even though the Cobra was right next to it. It could be that I have plateaued as a rider for the time being and that I am not riding it hard enough. I dunno. It may well be that I pick up a Cobra and don't find it any better than the PYL. I certainly need to up my game out there. Today was day 19 of the year. Cheers.
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:00 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Hey guys, I have the same board although its in a 161 and have a much different take on it.

Having spent time on boards such as the arbor coda, ns raptor, rossi krypto, and a few burtons. I must say this is one hell of a board.

This board is unsinkable in the deep stuff, if you set it back almost all the way, its got amazing float and isnt too slashy/surfy. The slight taper isnt even noticeable with the mellow magne, but if you get it on ice, you know its mellow as it can get a bit squirrely. I found it super stable at very high speeds (thanks skitracks for letting me know when i break 100!), super damp in the chop and real easy to stomp with. It is a real fun board that is great to take out in the deep, if you were looking to add it to a quiver, it would be a great fit between a dedicated pow stick (hovercraft, pintails and swallowtails etc) and an aggressive mountain board (krypto, BSOD etc). It is a big mountain board and doenst feel like anything special on short runs or hardpack, but for the longer runs, deep snow and gnarly terrain it is the shit...this board stays home unless 2 of those 3 are met.

ARSENALFAN, I think you might be right at the end, if you really start to push it, this board will take you there, chutes, steeps and heavy chop are this things strong points not to mention pow. If you are hitting up Sunshine and Loiuse give it a whirl somewhere with a higher pitch and see what you think then...take it somewhere a bit more gnarly like KickingHorse, Fernie or Revelstoke...thats where it shines. (also, pm me if youre lookin for a dude to shred with outa calgary!)
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I have the 11/12 PYL and I'm not sure if they have changed the board from last season. But just like Banjo I friggin' love this board. Groomers, pow, steeps. I've never felt better on any board when it comes to being fast. What I find really nice is that you don't really notice the taper on groomers but in pow it seems to make a difference. That baby floats like a dream.

But reviews are always subjective. I've hated boards that others loved. Wish you luck on finding a good substitute!
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The 159 Pick Your Line is definately a board for advanced riders. Yesterday was day #25 of the year for me. Every day that goes by I like it more and more - probably because I am becoming a better rider. I have been riding various conditions at serious speed (80km/k) and find it holds an edge wonderfully. It is great in the trees, pow and steeps. Very confident on the board. Way better than my old Attack Banana. I am upgrading my review of the board to an 8/10. YES is making some very good shit! It's a fantastic ride. I plan on buying a new Billy Goat C3 next year in a longer length and it will make for a good review/comparison. That is if I don't buy a more playful YES ride.
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Nice! I had my PYL out in Schweitzer this weekend...spent the whole time off the t-bar to the chutes and trees. I feel the same way as you Arsenalfan, it just gets better as you push it. I am absolutely in love with this board...real game changer.
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I have a 161 (but the 2011/2012 model). I really love the PYL. My next board will probably not be the PYL, but I will probably still look to buy a YES board. I'm really happy with the company's product.
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Nice! I had my PYL out in Schweitzer this weekend...spent the whole time off the t-bar to the chutes and trees. I feel the same way as you Arsenalfan, it just gets better as you push it. I am absolutely in love with this board...real game changer.
Fun times out there, love me some Schweitzer as long as the weather holds up!

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Fun times out there, love me some Schweitzer as long as the weather holds up!

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I took out my brothers Rossignol the first two days, and the third day I rode my PYL...man what a difference....even though they both have the hybrid shape, it was honestly night and day in the pow. Weather isnt a problem, im from Saskatchewan, lol
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I really like this board in the 161. I like the camrock better than Lib's C2 that I've been riding with the T. Rice 157. Just feels stable and just about anything, good pop, fast. I'm going to take it to Revelstoke next week and push it a bit further. So far, love the board from YES.
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