Yes. GREATS UNINC Review

Yes. Snowboards redesigned the Greats Uninc in 2019, which led to several awards and new followers of this staple board in the line up. It’s still an asymmetrical twin with asym-flex.

Asymmetrical MidBite was added to the opposing side-cut specs. The end result is a high performance evolution to a board we’ve always loved, by delivering even better edge hold and greater stability on landings.

Yes, Snowboards GREATS UNINC 154cm Review

Snowboard Tested and Rider Specs:

  • Yes. Greats Uninc 2019-2020
  • Yes.Greats Uninc Size: 154cm (waist width 25.6 cm)
  • MSRP: $549.95
  • Bindings: Fix Park Truce (Camo – Medium)
  • Boots: Adidas Tactical ADV size 9
  • Stance: approximately 22.5″
  • Rider Height: 5’9″
  • Rider Weight: 180

Conditions/Terrain Tested: Groomers, park and l’il bit of pow.

Features from Yes.

  • SHAPE: True Twin
  • OUTLINE: Asymmetrical MidBite
  • BASE PROFILE: CamRock 2-4-2
  • CORE: Poplar/ Paulownia /Bamboo
  • GLASS: Triax + Carbon
  • BASE MATERIAL: Sintered True

Review:

I’ve had my eye on the Greats Uninc by Yes. Snowboards for years now and was looking forward to riding one this year since it was redesigned. This asymmetrical powerhouse has a flex of 7 out of 10 and features a tighter sidecut on the riders heelside edge, which creates a more responsive feel when carving backside turns.

Yes. incorporates their MidBite edge profile into the Greats Uninc which steps the outline of the board inward(15mm) between the inserts

this single long disruption of the sidecut between the bindings cheats the waist width narrower, providing quicker edge-to- edge response. Meanwhile, from your binding out to the end of the sidecut we maintain a board width that is a stable platform for popping, spinning, and landing.

It’s built for all mountain freestyle, and was completely redesigned in 2019, and currently comes in sizes 151, 154, 156, and 159. Out of all of the rad boards Yes. makes, the Yes. Greats Uninc, in my opinion, pays the most homage to the Uninc brand that JP Solberg, Romain De Marchi, DCP, and Gigi Rüf started under the Burton umbrella to disrupt the market with a taste of originality many years ago. It was a great time to shake some things up in the industry, and unintentionally brought the brand Yes. into life through some hardships and brilliance on the part these riders. I’m thankful for the team for not giving up ever and making Yes. what it is today, an amazing rider driven company with a strong line of boards for any rider.

The Greats features rocker in the tip and tail and camber underfoot, a sintered base, Poplar/Paulownia/Bamboo Core for a light, poppy and responsive, and durable experience. The asymmetrical shape has a narrow waist width combined with a visibly wider pronounced tip and tail. Overall this shape provides you with a stable board with great pop that is easy to spin, and allows you to stomp landings off of jumps. It’s a very unique and fun looking shape, so it gets high points from me on the design factor, and also for the fact the design plays into how it rides.

Already being a fan of asymmetrical boards I felt comfortable on this board immediately, carving is fun on this board and it will hold an edge in most any condition you can throw at it. Yes’s Greats Uninc was right at home in the park too, it felt good on rails and had great pop on jumps and you can easily stomp landings with this bad boy on jumps of any size. A highly skilled intermediate or advanced and expert riders will enjoy riding this board as their daily driver as an all mountain freestyle or freeride board.

Overall Impressions:

I really liked the shape of this board, it’s primarily for the advanced to expert rider who rides the whole mountain and prefers a freestyle feeling for an all mountain and freeride board. It will float amazingly well in pow and rip up groomers, park jumps and rails, side hits, and natural terrain with ease. The Yes. Greats Uninc is an all around weapon for the entire mountain. Size up for more of a freeride experience or stick with your normal size for a more freestyle(park) board.

Pros:

  • Appealing graphics
  • Unique Shape
  • Asymmetrical attributes and flex make for a great carving experience
  • Stable at high Speeds
  • Larger waist width accommodates larger foot sizes
  • Great All Mountain Option

Cons:

  • None
Price:4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)
Performance:4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)
Design:4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)
Overall:4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)

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