Tacky Snowboard Test - Yes 159

Le Glacier 3000, Switzerland, 10/6/2009 by Anthonie de Vries
The Yes 159, or 'the black and red one' as we called it during our test in Switzerland, is good for the bigger and heavier riders. It also has a 'banana shape' and is like the bigger brother of the Yes 156.5.
Board specifications
Length: 159
Type: Freestyle
Shape: Twin-Tip
Base: Sintered
Technical Features:
Asymmetric Rocker, Twin-Tip Ultimate Grip.

Test results
Flex/Stifness 1-10 (1 is flexible, 10 is stiff)
The 159 seems a bit less stiff then it's smaller brother. Still with the reversed camber it works out great!

Pop 1-10

Big board, still good pop!

Terrain 1-10(1 not suited, 10 very suited)
Rails - 6
Kicker - 7
Slopes - 8
A bit long for the rails but really good on kickers and of course also very fast on the slopes.

The looks are pretty simple with the red and black retro style.

Technical features
Like with its little brother we didn't have any background information about the technical features in the board from this brand new company. The banana shape rocker on the 159 seems a bit more radical then on the 156.5 and also works great!

No real extras.

YES!, good rocker, small brand making great board.

Simple graphics.

Who would like this board? Level 1-10

Bigger riders who like fun boards.

Happiness Factor 1-10 (How much did our testers like the board?)

Good one for the bigger testers.

Tackyworld Board test
This test is based on the results of our test in Le Glacier 3000. The boards are tested in the park and on the slopes of Le Glacier 3000. Our testers are from all over Europa with some very good French and Swiss riders. Find out more about the different boards or riders with the links below.

Tested boards so far:
Burton Custom V Rocker 159
Capita Stairmaster Extreme
Nitro Eero Ettala 157
Yes 156.5
Forum The Helm 158
Rome Pusher 153
Nitro Cheryl Maas 149
DC HKD 158
K2 Airdu 151
Ride Machete 160
Völkl Vice SQD
Nitro Team Series 159 Gullwing
Burton Fix 155

Rider profiles:
Damien Rousse
Stéphanie Steiman
Julien Lacor

Don't forget to check out:
Introduction to the snowboard test
The photos from the test
Tacky Snowboard Test footage

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