Below is a quick overview of the 2021 YES snowboards lineup.
First let's look at any new boards for the 2020-21 season, and any old 2019-20 boards that won't return with a 2021 model.
Then I'll look at each board and categorize them as per the categories on Snowboarding Profiles.
New 2021 YES Snowboards
The new boards for 2020-21 are:
Exiting 2020 YES Snowboards
The 2020 boards that aren't returning with a 2021 model:
All 2021 YES Snowboards by Category
I have categorized YES's 2020-21 line-up below. This is according to the categories here at SnowboardingProfiles.com and not necessarily the same as how YES categorizes them.
Of course these are only broad categories as every board is different, but this is a rough guide.
YES BEGINNER SUITABLE SNOWBOARDS
YES PARK/FREESTYLE SNOWBOARDS
YES ALL-MOUNTAIN-FREESTYLE SNOWBOARDS
YES AGGRESSIVE ALL-MTN-FREESTYLE SNOWBOARDS
YES ALL-MOUNTAIN SNOWBOARDS
YES AGGRESSIVE ALL-MOUNTAIN SNOWBOARDS
*No YES boards strictly match my definition for this category. Though the Globe YES Globe Traditionalist could potentially be here.
YES FREERIDE SNOWBOARDS
YES POWDER & SHORT/WIDE SNOWBOARDS
YES SPLIT BOARDS
YES YOUTH SNOWBOARDS
So there you have the 2021 YES snowboards.
YES have been busy with their 2021 line, with 5 genuinely new decks (genuinely new, as opposed to just name changes) and just 2 exiting. Good to see an additional women's option and for the first time ever, we see a YES split board.
Toned down versions of the Jackpot and Hel Yes (in the Dicey and Hello) and a Globe Traditionalist, a significantly changed replacement for the Globe NSB, round out the rest of the new boards, with the Globe NSB and Libre not returning with a 2021 model.
I was able to test come 2021 YES boards and I'll release my reviews for those through the year. For all of Snowboarding Profiles' YES reviews, check out the link at the button below.
Elaine Tam says
Hi Nate – How are you? Last year, based on your recommendation I got the Yes Hel Yes woman board – 152cm board. I started riding it this year (I’m in Ontario, Canada – East coast) so the condition is mostly icy, or groom runs with icy patches) but I’m realizing that I’m having problems holding my turns and end up sliding out on my board. This is something that doesn’t happen on my previous board Neversummer Men Cobra 150cm board. I find myself going back to the Neversummer board as I can hold my edges/turn better in this Ontario condition.
I was wondering would you have any idea why I’m not able to perform the same on the Yes Hel Yes board and feel less stable in the icy condition. For your information, I’m not a fast boarder, I turn a lot to speed check.
Appreciate your feedback as it has been quite a frustration season not being able to use my new board in this Ontario condition which is quite normal around here 🙁
Thanks for your message.
It is a bit strange that you’re not able to hold your edge with the Hel Yes. In my experience it should hold better than the Cobra. Is there anything else you’ve changed going from the Cobra to the Hel Yes. E.g. stance width, binding angle? I find that a wider stance width helps with stability in icy conditions, so if you go to a narrower stance on the Hel Yes, that’s one thing that could be contributing to it.
If it’s a new board you shouldn’t have to, but maybe getting the edges sharpened is worth doing, in case they weren’t done properly. Take it in for a tune and mention that you’re having trouble gripping in icy conditions and they might be able to help with adjusting the edge bevel for more edge grip or just getting the edge sharper might help too.